Moment with a Master: Megan Fitzpatrick has been surrounded by woodworking her entire life, but early on she spent most of her time and attention becoming a wordsmith. Learn how her sharp writing and editing skills took her all the way to one of the top jobs in the publishing industry — which also opened up a unique opportunity for her to learn how to build beautiful fine furniture, as well.
We’ll also get a lesson at her workbench that may have you laying out dovetails differently on your next project!
Popular Woodworking Magazine Tips, Tricks and Techniques: Zane Powell (Instructor at Marc Adams School of Woodworking) has a great how-to on making hold downs for easier wood pushing your table saw.
Toolbox: See why the Leigh VRS1200 is a smart solution for support and dust collection for a popular series of Leigh jigs.
Please join us for another episode of woodworking fun, education and adventure on The Highland Woodworker Web TV show, with our host Charles Brock
TOOL BOX Featured Product
Leigh VRS1200 Vacuum & Router Support for PORTER-CABLE 4200 Series Dovetail Jigs
Leigh's VRS Vacuum & Router Support puts dust collection functionality onto the Porter Cable dovetail jig, freeing your router from bulky hose connections. Along with dust collection, the VRS provides additional router support across the full width of the jig. Its thoughtful design moves up and down with the templates, so there's no re-positioning as stock thickness changes. A collector chute slides effortlessly under the support for super-efficient dust removal directly at the source. Two tabs straddle the template guide of the router, moving the collector chute as you slide your router.
Unique brake design detects hand or finger contact with the sawblade, instantly stopping and retracting the blade helping to avoid serious injury.
99% dust collection system, robust design and construction and unrivaled fit and finish make it the obvious choice when upgrading your old saw or outfitting your shop with a tablesaw for the first time.
Get the safest tablesaw on the market into your shop.
Just got a 1/2" Wood Slicer for a project. Put it on, re-tuned the band saw and POW! Right out of the box I'm slicing off veneers of hard maple that measure consistently .030". I'm impressed. The blade is everything it's cracked up to be, sharp, consistent, quiet and it leaves a surface that a couple strokes of a scraper will take care of. I'll be back for more. — Doug F