While moviegoers await the arrival of Transformers in local theaters, engineering minds at Leigh Industries have transformed their line of dovetail jigs into blockbuster accessories woodworkers can look forward to. These so-called “Super Jigs” combine precision, versatility, and time-savings at a very affordable price. And like many blockbusters, their summer debut is slated for July.
THE BANDSAW EXCELS AT MAKING STRAIGHT CUTS in thick or thin wood. It can cut thicker stock than either the radial arm saw or table saw. This makes it the machine of choice for making straight cuts in thick material, though for accuracy the saw must be well-adjusted with the correct blade for the job. One advantage in using the bandsaw for straight cuts is the fact that it is safer than either the table or radial saw, particularly when cutting small pieces of wood.
The infectious enthusiasm and solid know-how of this third-generation woodworker won a loyal following for his PBS show, “The American Woodshop.” As the program returns to the air this fall, the talented and energetic host teams up with Woodcraft Magazine to bring you some of his all-time favorite projects.