Woodshop Library

OLD-SCHOOL WOODSHOP ACCESSORIES, by Chris Gleason, includes 40 reproduced articles from the original Deltagram, a periodical published during the 1930s and 1940s that contained jig and fixture projects showing woodworkers how to boost the capability of their power tools. Gleason has updated about two dozen of the projects for use in today's woodworking shops. They include jigs and fixtures for spiral turning and cutting wedges and short tapers on the table saw, creating curved forms with a stationary belt sander, and forming tenons on a jointer. Gleason has owned and operated Gleason Woodworking Studio in Salt Lake City for nearly a decade. The 128-page softcover sells for $24.99. Contact: Popular Woodworking Books, F&W Publications Inc., 4700 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Tel: 800-448-0915. www.popularwoodworking.com

JIGS & FIXTURES FOR THE TABLE SAW & ROUTER, by the editors of Woodworker's Journal, is part of a new 10-book series, culled from past issues of the magazine. Fully illustrated and loaded with charts and diagrams, it features 26 jigs and fixtures, technical and exploded drawings, material lists and step-by-step instructions for each project. From tenon and box joint jigs on the table saw, to sliding dovetails and the ultimate router table, this book will allow you to get the most out of these two fundamental tools. Final products will aid in the processes of crosscutting, mitering, tenoning and making box joints. Of interest is the special section on how to build router guide systems. Author Ian Kirby explains the four elements that all systems have in common: the fence, cutting guide, cutting circle and offset, and offers detailed instructions for creating seven different systems. The 160-page softcover sells for $17.95. Contact: Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., 1970 Broad St., East Petersburg, PA 17520. Tel: 800-457-9112. www.foxchapelpublishing.com

— Jennifer Hicks