Popular Woodworking 2006-08 No. 156
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EXOTIC HANDPLANES: WE TAKE 10 SUPERTOOLS FOR A SPINA SIMPLE SPACE-SAVING OUTFEED SOLUTION FOR YOUR TABLE SAW
AUGUST 2006ISSUE #156
Best $20 I Ever Spent Country Chair/Table Band Saw Drift A Myth? Keep Tabletops Flat Forever
LifetimeToolchestThe Tools You NeedThe Box to Hold Them
Finally! Ogee Feet Made EasyA Simple & SafeBand Saw Trick
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Learn How Discover Why Build Better
IN EVERY ISSUE
15 Build a Better Centerline GaugeTRICKS OF THE TRADE
The gauge is familiar, but we share a new trick for getting it perfectly accurate. Plus, use an old jointer knife as a cabinet scraper, build a jig for squaring dovetail baselines and learn a clever way to clamp fl at work to your benchtop.
19 Turn a Custom Tool HandleAT THE LATHE
Whether as a turning exercise or just because you need one, a new handle for your turning tools is a great project. by Judy Ditmer
23 Keep Your Tabletops FlatPOWER-TOOL JOINERY
Battens are an effective method to keep a tabletop fl at. We show you how to make two types for any project. by Bill Hylton
26 Powermatics PM2000 SawTOOL TEST
Powermatics new cabinet saw has features every saw should have. Plus, the new Triton plunge router, Lie-Nielsens medium shoulder plane and a jig that makes right-sized dados with a router.
30 Egg Crate ShelvesI CAN DO THAT
Using only a jigsaw, create a strong interlocking joint that opens a new world in shelving for walls or tabletops.
32 The Mystery of Try SquaresARTS & MYSTERIES
Making your own wooden try squares unlocks a surprising lesson on accuracy for woodworking.by Adam Cherubini
84 Swingin Outfeed TableINGENIOUS JIGS
Table saws suffer from a lack of outfeed support. This clever and quick-to-build accessory offers two outfeed lengths and a simple storage option to save space.by Eric Hedberg
Number 156, August 2006. Popular Woodworking (ISSN 0884-8823,USPS 752-250) is published 7 times a year in February, April, June, August, October, November and December by F+W Publications Inc. Editorial and advertising offices are located at 4700 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; tel.: 513-531-2222. Unsolicited manuscripts, photographs and artwork should include ample postage on a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE); otherwise they will not be returned. Subscription rates: A years subscription (7 issues) is $19.96; outside of U.S. add $7/year Canada Publications Mail Agreement No. 40025316. Canadian return address: 2835 Kew Drive, Windsor, ON N8T 3B7 Copyright 2006 by Popular Woodworking. Periodicals postage paid at Cincinnati, Ohio, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send all address changes to Popular Woodworking, P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235 Canada GST Reg. # R122594716 Produced and printed in the U.S.A.
ON THE COVER
Master cabinetmaker Frank Klausz shares his thoughts on basic, but important, hand tools. Then he shows you how to build a toolbox to store them.
Cover photo by Al Parrish
8 Out on a LimbHow woodworkers connect with tools
10 LettersMail from readers
82 Flexner on FinishingRubbing out a nish
88 Out of the WoodworkWoodworking brings a father and son closer
36 Your First ToolkitA basic set of hand tools is important for the beginner or master woodworker. Take a look at one masters short list of the must-have tools and the best way to store them for on-the-road or at-the-bench.by Frank Klausz
41 Casework Construction: Special ApplicationsWOODWORKING ESSENTIALS
In this fi nal chapter on casework construction we look at special accessories to maximize storage and convenience in all the rooms of your house.
PROJECTS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
49 Making Ogee FeetMany woodworkers are intimidated by ogee feet. But a jig, a few clamps and some know-how make this period furniture detail simple to execute.by Lonnie Bird
52 Test-driving Exotic In ll Handplanes
You can spend thousands (thousands!) on a hand plane but should you? We test 10 of the worlds priciest planes to see how they perform.
60 Country Settle TableThis traditional Colonial piece converts quickly from a breakfast table to a surprisingly comfortable chair, with some storage below, too.by Troy Sexton
66 Make Drift a MythA simple jig made from a hinge and a couple tweaks to your band saw let you resaw super-thin veneer.by Carl Bilderback
68 Best $20 I Ever SpentWe pick the brains of some woodworking experts to learn what woodworking tools they consider a bargain. Turns out many are sentimental favorites.
72 The LibellaA tool as old as the Pharoahs is still useful today and its quick and fun to build.by Samuel L. Peterson
74 Ribbon TableThis sinuous modern table looks like its made from red linguine not wood. But theres no bending. Its all simple band saw and router table work. by John Hutchinson74
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