April 2008 #168

Popular Woodworking April 2008 issueIn the April 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking, turn your band saw into a precise machine with David Charlesworth’s setup procedures and unusual blade selection.

Jig Journal presents the ideal band saw fence.

Eighteen-volt and Lithium-ion batteries are the latest thing in cordless drills. We test seven contenders for fit, feel and performance in our exclusive Drill Test to help you decide if this is a trend worth following.

Mark Adams continues his Workshop Essentials series on a better way to work with a close look at miter saws.

David Mathias builds a Greene & Greene inspired storage chest.

Michael Dunbar presents a primer on using hand planes.

We take a road trip to visit a company that makes the best tool boxes ever in our Great Workshops feature.

Contributing editor Troy Sexton builds an elegant cabinet that goes anywhere.

Adam Cherubini explains why you need to have ancient tools in your modern shop.

Bob Flexner tells what to do when your finish just won’t dry.

The I Can Do That project is a pegged shoe rack.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras (downloads) for this issue are found inside their respective articles.

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I Can Do That: Pegged Shoe Rack

This simple rack uses no nails, no screws and holds up to 15 pairs of shoes. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 30-31 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now In this “I Can Do That” column, we introduce the use of pegs instead of hardware to hold the project together. This simple...

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Arts & Mysteries: Junk to Jewel

How to turn cheap wooden planes into workshop treasures. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 26-28 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now Never before have such a wide variety of handplanes been available to woodworkers. If you’re looking for a new plane, but aren’t sure which one to buy, I recommend an...

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Out on a Limb: Which Church is The Best Value?

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now Whenever we write about premium tools – such as Festool, Fein and Lie-Nielsen – it’s inevitable that I’ll get a few phone calls, letters and e-mails from angry readers. Their sentiment goes something like this: Why do we write...