Michael Campen

Recent Articles and Blog Posts


Put away those carving tools and pull out your laptop: CNC routing is here for the masses in a machine the size of a breadbox. The CarveWright can carve letters or objects up to 1" in depth in material up to 14" wide. Desktop...

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Tool basics – cutting dovetails

With their inherent strength and beauty, dovetails have been one of the hallmarks of quality furniture for hundreds of years. The newly updated Leigh D4R Dovetail Jig gives every woodworker the ability to cut this joint. The unit...

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A tablesaw that will save your fingers

A look at the new SawStop contractor tablesaw wouldn't be complete without a test of its legendary digit-saving technology. I opted to use a hotdog to test the safety mechanism. To feed the hotdog into the blade, I placed it on a...

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