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An experienced designer, cabinetmaker, and machinist, John White managed the Fine Woodworking woodshop for almost a decade. He splits his time between writing, teaching, designing, and consulting, although he recently managed a crew mapping Vermont for the upcoming U.S. Census. The author of Care and Repair of Shop Machines, White is a leading source for fixing and maintaining power tools. He is also an accomplished hand-tool worker and collects and repairs vintage hand tools. White is a regular Fine Woodworking contributor and has performed many FWW tool tests. His personal interests include restoring small woodworking machines from the 1930s and 1940s and building Shaker-style furniture.
October 25, 2012
A roomful of ideas for organizing your space
October 27, 2011
Readers help us design the perfect power-tool workstation
Q: After reading Asa Christiana’s Q&A on the safety of American tablesaws (FWW #220), I went looking for a riving knife to put on my older saw. However, I couldn’t find one. Am…
September 29, 2011
Mast-R-Lift is the better choice. It accepts a wide number of different brand routers and its adjustments were smooth and precise.
Side Winder Router Lift
April 7, 2011
Q: The infeed table on my jointer is sagging. I’ve lost the manual and don’t know how to fix it. Would you please explain how? Dan Heinz, Normal, IL A: The…
February 10, 2011
Q: John White used Allen-head screws to level his router table (Space-Saving Router Table, FWW #216). Did he use a tap for threading metal to tap the plywood? If not, how…
October 28, 2010
It’s the old tablesaw extension trick, but done right this time
Q: I use a top-bearing, flush-trimming bit for template routing, but it keeps digging into the workpiece. What can I do to prevent this? Ron Edwards, Santa Monica, CA A: The…
July 29, 2010
Q: I take light cuts with my portable power planer. However, when I send a piece of lumber through the planer, it often comes to a stop and I must push…
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