April 2007 #161

Popular Woodworking April 2007 issueOur cover project for the April 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking is a set of the ever-popular barrister bookcases. What sets our version apart? It’s simple to build.

Our I Can Do That project is a reproduction of a Shaker set of shelves.

Adam Cherubini shows how stock was prepared in the 18th-century.

Michael Dunbar reveals his methods for sensible and inexpensive sharpening.

Bob Flexner details his methods for repairing chairs.

Scott Gibson continues our Woodworking Essentials series with an in-depth article on material storage.

Glen Huey details his methods and recipes for achieving classic American furniture finishes.

We present full instructions for building a reversible lathe chuck.

As always, we answer your questions and letters, share our readers’ Tricks of the Trade and continue to bring you the solid information to build your skills.

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

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Tool Test: Grex 23-gauge Headless Pinner

By Glen D. Huey Page 29 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Twenty-three gauge headless pinners have come a long way in recent years, and we were glad to test the new Grex model P645L in the shop. The new edition is an upgrade from the P630 model in a...


Tool Test: Makita 18-volt Drill-Driver is Lightweight

By Glen D. Huey Page: 29 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now At just more than 3.5 pounds the Makita 18-volt 1/2″ Compact Cordless Drill-driver (BDF452) is 25 percent lighter than its predecessor, the BDF451. The loss of weight is because Makita has made changes in the drill that made...


Out on a Limb: Fix the Chairs, but Rip Up the Curtains

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now A few years ago we held a focus group of readers to pick their brains about changes we were considering to this magazine. One of our wild ideas was to add some home-improvement content to the magazine – stuff...