New & Notable: Issue 15

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This article is from Issue 15 of Woodcraft Magazine.

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Computerize Your Carving

Craftsman CompuCarve Woodcarving System

Do carving, jointing, cutting and many other tasks with this computer controlled 3-D woodworking machine that allows safe bit changing without the use of tools. $1,900

Hinge For Silence

Danco Silent Close Pneumatic Hinges

Make your doors close hands-free and silently with this nickel-plated Evolve pneumatic hinge that features clip-on design and three-way adjustment. $14

Fish With Flair

Traditional Wooden Lure Kits

Turn or carve your own version of a traditional fishing lure with these kits: Diving Lure Kit, Chugger Lure Kit (game fish) and Chub Lure Kit (large game fish). Each kit includes components to make 10 lures plus instructions. $22-$30

Expand Turning Options

Nova 1624-44 Wood Lathe

Expand your woodturning capabilities with this new lathe that has 16" inboard and 29" outboard capacity and a 1½-HP custom designed motor plus a host of other features. $1,000

Smooth Cutting

Proxxon Micro Jig Saw SS 115/E

Cut tight curves in wood (up to 1") with this jigsaw that has a footplate adjustable up to 45º for miter cuts, variable stroke speed and can cut 2,000-4,500 strokes per minute. $115

Move Machinery Easily

General International Hover Pad 

Once a woodworking machine is loaded on this pneumatic mobile base and installed it can be easily moved. Requirements: compressed air and a smooth floor. Two sizes: 18" x 24" (handles at least 600 lbs.), $175; 29" x  29" (1,200 lbs.), $265

Spread Your Message

Woodworking Tees

Display your message with this new series of high quality, pre- shrunk 100% cotton T-shirts that feature messages including “King of the Shop” and “Top Ten Reasons You Might Be A Woodworker.”  $15-$17

Chop With Confidence

Gransfors Swedish Carving Axe 

This premium quality, hand-forged chop axe is designed for hewing bowls and other wood objects, artistic woodcarving and architectural work. 41/4" face, 14" handle. $105

Build Sturdy Shelves

Heavy Duty Shelving Kit

Unique hanger brackets make shelves in this system easy to hang even on difficult surfaces. Kit includes: three 6' and three 2' shelf standards; three 20", six 13" and six 10" supported brackets. Screws not included. $99 System pieces (12) also sold separately.

Make Sawing Simple

Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

Model 10-325 has a 1½-HP motor with two speeds, 13" resaw capacity, blade tracking and tension windows for safer blade alignment, and easy blade changing with a hinged blade guard that gives 2" of access. Cast iron table and wheels; storage cabinet. $750

Draw Lines Easier

Pinnacle Precision Triangle Set

Have a square and 45º miter handy with these 4½" and 6½" triangles that are also great for quickly drawing perpendicular lines from an inside reference edge. Wall mountable case included. $45

Cut Tenons Faster

CMT Tenon Cutting Router Bit

Cut perfect tenons faster with this innovative router bit that provides an alternative to using a table saw based tenon jig for mortise and tenon joinery. Cuts tenons from 3/16" to 3/8" thick, up to 11/16 " long, maximum 13/8" stock. $100


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