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Edition #239.1

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Edition #239.1

Working With Tools

Hand Saws

Hand saws occupy a prime place in many woodworking shops. Logan Wittmer shows off four of his saws and talks about which saw to buy first and where to put them to use.

Woodworking Technique

Mortising Machine

Forming an accurate mortise is the first step in creating strong mortise and tenon joints. One way to get the job done is to use a mortising machine. Phil Huber shows how to get the tool set up for top-notch work.

Shop Tip

Don't Lose Drivers

Having the right driver bit on hand seems obvious, but depending on the types of screws you're using, it can be more difficult to have the right type and size. Here's a clever idea to have the correct driver and keep it from getting lost.

Edition #239.2

Designer's Notebook

Rocking Horse

You can build a rocking horse for some classic children's fun. This design features a solid base with a rocking action that mimics a horse running. The shaping of the horse is easy to accomplish, but you can customize it any way you want. Creative Director Chris Fitch and Phil Huber show what it takes to build it.

Shop Tip

Magnetic Pick Up Tool

It happens to all of us. While changing the table saw blade, the arbor nut and/or the flange washer falls down into the saw cabinet. Here's an easy way to get it out without ending up covered in dust.