April 2006 #154

Popular Woodworking April 2006This April 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking offers exclusive and complete plans for two classic furniture pieces.

Robert Lang builds a reproduction of a linen press from the Byrdcliffe Arts & Crafts colony of the early 1900s, and Kerry Pierce builds a Shaker “Saturday Table.”

Craig Bentzley builds a Queen Anne table, and Rob Cosman shows you how to cut houndstooth dovetails.

Our Woodworking Essentials series on casework construction continues with what you need to know about doors and drawers.

Bill Hylton shows you how to add accuracy to your power tool set-ups, and Adam Cherubini makes and uses sawhorses.

We put Powermatic’s 701 mortiser, back saws from Gramercy tools, and a new 12″ DeWalt miter saw through our Tool Test.

Don’t miss great Tricks of the Trade, Q&A and much more.

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

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Tool Test: Impact Power Now in a Screwdriver

By David Thiel Page 27 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now A handy occasional-use screwdriver should be inexpensive, reasonably powerful, retain a charge (or charge quickly) and be compact. Craftsman has answered some of our requirements by offering a cordless screwdriver with impact capabilities, offering torque and control never before...


Tool Test: Micro Plunge Precision

By Robert W. Lang Page: 27 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now Like many woodworkers, I tend to be a closet machinist. It’s fun to see how close to perfection I can get, and I’m a sucker for anything that reads or adjusts to a thousandth of an inch. For...


Tool Test: New Small Backsaws from Gramercy Tools

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 26 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now Small straight-handled saws have a tarnished reputation these days. Except for the Lie-Nielsen versions, most are poorly made, sharpened and set. Like any saw, their problems can be fixed, but repair takes significant skill when dealing with such fine...


Out on a Limb: Consider the Source of that Wisdom’

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now My favorite quote about woodworking came from the pen of John Brown, a maker of Welsh stick chairs and columnist for the British magazine Good Woodworking. Here it is: “By all means read what the experts have to say....