The Woodshop Shed

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Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps

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A lot of the work in any machine-oriented woodshop revolves around creating and improving jigs. While I've used hold-down and F-style clamps in most of my shop fixtures, the Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps offer a new means of integrating adjustable clamping into a jig, securely and out of the way of blades and bits. The clamps have a dovetail cross section on the top arm that fits into a 14 […]The post Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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The Genius of Miter Shooting Boards

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Cutting miters so they are 'just right' is a problem faced by all woodworkers. Here's how to sneak up on the perfect miter with scrap wood and a plane. by Don McConnell You find yourself in a quandary. To ensure that you don't cut a miter too short, you end up cutting it just a bit too long to fit. You wish you could trim it shorter by just a […]The post The Genius of Miter Shooting Boards appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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End Grain Contest

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My favorite part of the magazine, when I was on the other side of the publication, was the End Grain articles. End Grain sits at the back of the book, a single page of lofty, funny or thought-provoking content about the craft. Now, as managing editor, I get to solicit and search for the material for these pages. With the hope that I'll have plenty to read, I'mholding a little […]The post End Grain Contest appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Dugout Chair Part 5, Ready for Sculpting

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After sculpting the backrest of this dugout chair with a chainsaw, I noticed two things. One, the chair is about half the weight when I started. I can move this thing around by myself with some grunting. Two: It's now a rocking stump. Yup, after removing a lot of waste from the front of the chair, the stump began to tip backward on its own, rocking nicely on the meat […]The post Dugout Chair Part 5, Ready for Sculpting appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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