91 - Planer Stand, страница 3

91 - Planer Stand, страница 3

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project technique

Working with Aluminum_34

Aluminum can really dress up a project. And you won't need any special tools to work with it.

in the shop

Planer Tune-Up_40

This step-by-step approach will have your planer creating perfect boards in a short time.

setting up shop

Turn Down the Noise_44

Take a look at a few low-cost ways to turn down the volume on your power tools. mastering the table saw

Setting up for Dead-On Dadoes_46

We'll show you the secrets to cutting clean, crisp dadoes in any material.

great gear

Yankee-Style Screwdrivers_48

These "old-fashioned" tools can make driving screws nearly effortless.

Q&A_50

Sources 51

From thick to thin. When you think about it, that's really all a planer does. It takes thick boards and makes them thinner.

But what a difference it can make when it comes to building projects. With a planer, you can accurately thickness your workpieces to suit the project. This means you can cut tighter-fitting joints, create glued-up tops a consistent thickness, and turn rough stock into glass-smooth workpieces with little effort. The thing is, over time a planer can get out of adjustment and when that happens it can cause more problems than it solves.

That's exactly what had happened to Bryan Nelson's planer. (Bryan is the Managing Editor). After years of service, his planer just wasn't cutting it any more (pun intended). What it needed was a full-scale tune-up. With a handful of supplies and just a few simple tools, his planer was back to peak performance in just an afternoon. You can find out exactly what you'll need to do to get your planer running smoothly by checking out the article starting on page 40.

Speaking of planers, be sure to take a look at the mobile planer stand on page 18. It's another great way to improve the performance of your planer. It features handy storage along with a solid outfeed support system that folds out of the way when you don't need it.

Mobile Planer Stand

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