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Editor Picks: Our Spin on Clever Routing Plans • Long considered one of the “gateway” tools for woodworkers, routers provide tremendous machining opportunities. But to be at their best, routers need to be guided accurately. To that end, here are three unique jigs and fixtures you can build for your mid- to full-size router: a shop-made fluting jig and two riffs on router tables. One table mounts your router horizontally to take your joinery to the next level. The other is a double take on the standard orientation, except this table has mounting places for two routers. Purchase these plans at www.woodworkersjournal.com/wjfeaturedplans
Woodworkers Journal • Volume 45, Number 2
FROM OUR READERS • Saying Goodbye to a Good Man
SURVEY • WOOD CARVING WAS THE TOPIC OF A RECENT SURVEY
New Shop Uses for Clamps and Binder Clips
VetsTurn: Helping Heal PTSD Through Turning • Online influencer and many other sponsors provide training and tools.
“The Gold Standard” Marks 100 Years • Powermatic commemorates its centennial as one of woodworking’s most trusted and innovative brands.
Bowl Gouge Grinds • Our expert recounts a turning tool’s evolution and sharpening over time.
Bar Height Adirondack Table
Waterfall Veneered Office Desk • Here’s a compact desk you can make without specialized veneering skills or a vacuum press.
Segmented Bowl • New Setup Blocks from Rockler and basic bowl-turning skills can help you transform two types of lumber into a snazzy-looking vessel.
A DIY Wall Shelf • With just a few tools and a board from a big box store, you’re ready to build.
Rockler Bow Tie Inlay System • Create bow tie inlays in a range of sizes and styles with a plunge router and Rockler’s many acrylic template options.
Understanding Important Lumber Lingo • Knowing what these specific terms mean is helpful when considering lumber for a project.
Measuring and Marking Tools • Accurate measuring and layout are essential to the woodworking process. Here are 20 “must-have” tools for these jobs.
Five Options for Finding Project Wood • Thinking outside the “big box” can save money while providing more and better choices for great lumber.
Powermatic PM2820EVS Drill Press • A belt-free transmission and electronic variable speed enable this drill press to transfer torque more efficiently for a variety of shop tasks.
Benchtop-friendly Dust Collection Aids
How Do I Avoid Power-sanding Swirlies? • A powered sander is only step one of two to produce scratch-free surfaces.
African Mahogany: Khaya grandifoliola, senegalensis • Outdoor ready but an indoor beauty, mahogany is suitable for many uses.