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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Woodworking Tools

A speed square is an invaluable tool in any woodworker’s toolbox, whether you’re a novice or an expert. Use it to mark cuts for angles from zero to ninety degrees.

Woodworking is a skill in which the phrase “the right tool for the job” is particularly applicable. In my time as a woodworker I’ve come across interesting tools that have struck my fancy. Some of the tools chosen for this guide are for practicality, and some are esoteric gems that are handy in the right situations.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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