April 2005 #147

Popular Woodworking April 2005The one-weekend router table featured in this April 2005 issue of Popular Woodworking will fit your needs and your budget without taking up valuable floor space.

We look at the Festool system of power tools, and Lonnie Bird shares his secrets for accurate layouts.

Five chairmakers show their tricks in Cheating at Chairmaking, and Don Weber builds a traveling toolbox.

Projects featured are a Greene and Greene sideboard and an attractive plant stand.

In Power Tool Joinery, we show you how to make great tongue and groove joints. In Arts & Mysteries, we look at the striking knife.

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

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Tool Test: Grizzly Disc/Spindle Sander

By Robert W. Lang Page: 29 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now The combination of an oscillating spindle sander with a 12″ disc sander makes a lot more sense than the usually seen belt and disc combination. Here are two tools that you will really use. Both functions share a...

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Tool Test: Veritas Straightedges

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now No matter what sort of woodworking you do, you need a quality straightedge. Power-tool woodworkers need them for setting up machines. Hand-tool woodworkers need them for knifing in joint lines. All woodworkers need them to determine if joints are...

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Tool Test: Drill Doctor Drill Bit Sharpener

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now I’ve always considered drill bits to be disposable items. You buy an inexpensive 29-piece set and use them until there are too many missing, or they’re too dull to use. The thought of spending $100 for a machine to...

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Tool Test: All-new Fein Cordless Drill

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now When we reviewed all the 12-volt drills on the market more than a year ago, we knew Fein had a new one headed our way. Well, it’s here and the results are positive. The new drills are available in...

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Endurance Test: Bench Dog ProLift AL

The manufacturer has improved some things we wanted changed on what is still a shop favorite. By David Thiel Page: 26 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now More than two years ago we reviewed the Bench Dog ProLift AL and compared it to a Department of Defense project: built like...

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Out on a Limb: On Making Chairs & Exploring Mysteries

From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now It was a crazy idea, so crazy it just might work. Instead of attending a woodworking class out of town we’d bring the instructor here. Call it a busman’s holiday – as if we don’t see enough of one another, have enough to do...