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Popular Woodworking

November 2019

Whether it's a solo or group project, a home-improvement undertaking or a simple piece of art, Popular Woodworking lets you into the world of woodworking crafts. Each issue of Popular Woodworking features numerous projects for the expert craftsperson and the interested beginner.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Active Interest Media
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best new woodworking tools & products

SUPERJAWS SJA100E Super Tough, Super Grip, Super Jaws In 1992, Triton changed the way the world clamped with the release of the original SuperJaws. The iconic SuperJaws acts as an invaluable extra pair of hands whether indoors, outdoors or on the workshop floor and weighs in at a portable 32 lb. An evolution of the original, the versatile SuperJaws SJA100E provides fast, hands-free clamping of material up to 37 ½" and offers a massive clamping force of up to 2,205 lb. Visit TritonTools.com or call 855-227-3478 Timbermate Water-based Wood Filler Now available at Highland Woodworking Timbermate Wood Filler is without equal in the world of interior grade wood fillers and nail-hole putties. Their proprietary blend is made without solvents and contains no acrylic or latex. This allows it to be freeze proof and heat proof. Should…

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from the editor

As the leaves turn and the nights get cooler, I know woodworking season is approaching. Yes, I do spend as much time in the shop as I can, but the warmer summer months mean mowing, trips to the cabin and preparing my house for the onslaught of Minnesota winter. But once those leaves are raked, it's prime woodworking time. And it’s a good thing, too, because there are gifts to make. My mom’s side of the family exchanges homemade gifts, and it’s one of our longest-standing family traditions. I’m not entirely sure of the origin, but I know that each Christmas, after dinner, everyone gathers in a big circle and exchanges homemade presents. Or at least that’s how it’s happened for the last 34 years. Three generations of family give and…

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popular woodworking

GENERAL MANAGER Peter Miller PUBLISHER Steven Nordmeyer EDITOR IN CHIEF Andrew Zoellner SENIOR DESIGNER Danielle Lowery DIGITAL EDITOR Collin Knoff CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Bob Flexner EDITORIAL CONTACT pweditors@aimmedia.com PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman SENIOR VP, CFO, COO & TREASURER Michael Henry CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER Jonathan Dorn VP OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Tom Masterson VP, PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING Barbara Van Sickle VP, PEOPLE & PLACES JoAnn Thomas VP, DIGITAL PRODUCTS & PLATFORMS Katie Herrell VP, IT Nelson Saenz AIM BOARD CHAIR Efrem Zimbalist III ADVERTISING VP, ADVERTISING SALES Kevin Smith ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Don Schroder 331 N. Arch St., Allentown, PA 18104 tel. 610-821-4425; fax. 610-821-7884 d.schroder@verizon.net ADVERTISING SALES COORDINATOR Julie Dillon; jdillon@aimmedia.com NEWSSTAND SALES Scott T. Hill; scott.hill@pubworx.com…

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workshop tips

Trash Can Outfeed To save space, my trash can doubles as a work support. I made a dolly with locking casters to fit the can’s bottom, so I can roll the unit to wherever it’s needed. The work support is adjustable in height. It’s just a round-nosed board with two ¼" x 6" slots, held in place with ¼" bolts and jig knobs. I routed curved grooves in the support’s feet to match the trash can’s rim, so the sup- port doesn’t slide off the can. When I want to empty the trash, I just lift off the support. I’ve made reference marks on the support for the correct height of each tool.—Jay McClellan Tenon Preview A tenon should be ⅓ the thickness of a rail—at least, that’s what an old rule of thumb…

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tools

SawStop Jobsite Saw Pro SawStop released the first version of their portable table saw about five years ago. Packaging their flesh-sensing blade brake technlogy in a smaller, more affordable format made it more attainable for a larger portion of woodworkers and folks on jobsites. This upgraded version of their jobsite saw (the Jobsite Saw Pro) is a pretty nice piece of kit. Right out of the gate, the unboxing and assembly was one of the easiest portable table saw assemblies I've been a part of. Just six bolts (two for the wheels and four for the handles) and it was fully assembled. (That does mean it arrives in a giant box.) The motor is rated at 1.5 HP continuous load and up to 4 HP max. I'm not exactly sure what that…

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spice it up with rhythm

I was waiting on a phone call so I didn’t think twice when my phone rang. Two words in and I hung up the call. Why do telemarketers manage to get through when I least want to talk to them (which is never). Perhaps a bigger question is how do I know in two seconds it’s an artificial voice, some pre-recorded zombie trying to lure me down a rat hole? Granted, technology has come a long way. The early versions of electronic speech sounded like a drunk talking through the whirling blades of an electric fan. Now days, artificial speech is only slightly annoying, like a child trying to recite memorized lines. But my point is that our ears are finely tuned to pick up small nuances in human speech. Perhaps…

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