April 2004 #140

Popular Woodworking April 2004In the April 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking, learn the basics of Mortise & Tenon joints. We teach you a superior way to cut this superlative joint.

Our project illustrator provides the essential and classical guidelines to improve your technical drawings.

After years of having only poorly made tools to choose from, woodworkers now have some excellent tools to choose from. We show you four metal-bodied spokeshaves that work.

Combining five 2×4’s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon, we’ll show you how to build a handsome and sturdy Japanese Garden Bench.

Bob Flexner tells you to forget commercially available wood conditioners – what you need to prevent ugly blotching is a gel stain.

Ingenious Jigs brings you how to turn your laminate trimmer into a device that brings surfaces flush with incredible precision and finesse.

Our seven-part series on routers continues with an in-depth look at everything you need to know to make boxes and drawers.

After half a dozen plans for Morris chairs, we decided it was time to help you put your feet up and relax with a Stickley Ottoman.

Woodworking will harm your hearing in a hurry, learn what you must to do protect it.

Simple projects can spring from the forest and your own imagination. Learn how one traditional chairmaker builds a small bedside table entirely by hand.

Plus our Tool Test, Q&A, pages of great Tricks of the Trade and much more!

Detailed article previews are below. Online extras can be found here.

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Endurance Test: Excalibur Sliding Table

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Alittle more than seven years ago we added an Excalibur sliding table to the cabinet saw in the Popular Woodworking shop. Because we deal with both solid wood and oversized sheet goods, we knew a sliding table would prove...

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Out on a Limb: Pricey Tools are Worth the Pain

By Steve Shanesy Page: 10 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now While growing up in my house, “making do” was a cardinal principle by which we all lived. It was accepted as fact that a new baseball glove wasn’t going to make you a better baseball player, nor would a...