April 2010 #182

Popular Woodworking April 2010 issueThe April 2010 issue is the first featuring Popular Woodworking‘s new design. The cover project is a reproduction of a White Water Shaker stepback built by senior editor Glen D. Huey.

We profile Clark & Williams, plane makers, and explore the late 17th-century style of William & Mary, as well as the craftsmanship of the 18th-century cabinetmaker Thomas Day.

Senior editor Robert W. Lang explores how tables work.

A sunken treasure of ancient Honduran mahogany is reclaimed from the rivers of Belize.

George R. Walker in his Design Matters column helps us make sense of forms.

Bob Flexner differentiates an array of lacquers.

We test the Rob Cosman Dovetail Saw in our Tool Test.

This issue’s I Can Do That project is a sturdy, Swedish Skansen bench.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras (downloads, etc.) are found here. You need to be a site member and signed in to read that article.

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Shaker Cupboard: Rejuvenated

A White Water Shaker stepback is sprinkled with water from the fountain of youth. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 26-33 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now Shaker stepback cupboards aren’t abundant. In fact, there are only a few examples in the many published books on Shaker furniture. Unless you have...

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I Can Do That: Skansen Bench

Based on a Swedish antique, this bench uses through-tenons made with just a jigsaw. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 24-25 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now I’ve always liked things that are Swedish, impossibly overbuilt and yet somehow graceful. For example, my beloved Volvo 240DL, a certain foreign exchange student in...

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Design Matters: Making Sense of Forms

Train your eye to see the layers in a great design. By George R. Walker Pages: 20-21 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now Early 20th-century filmmakers used timelapse photography to dazzle audiences with never-before-seen images of flowers emerging and bursting into bloom. Critics with Victorian sensibilities objected that something so...

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Tool Test: Rockler’s Answer to Clamp Storage

By Drew DePenning Page: 18 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now Rockler’s mobile clamp rack, the Pack Rack Clamp & Storage System, is a sturdy and customizable rolling unit. The shining feature of this rack is mobility. And Rockler did not skimp when it added the high-quality polyurethane casters. Carriage...

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Tool Test: Festool’s Five-in-one Drill-driver

By Glen D. Huey Page: 18 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now Festool markets the new T 12 + 3 Lithium-ion cordless drill set as a five-in-one drill. The set includes an eccentric chuck, a 1/2″ keyless drill chuck, a quick-change “Centrotec” chuck and a right-angle chuck (the fifth in...

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Tool Test: Rob Cosman Dovetail Saw

This saw is different in almost every way, from its handle to its teeth. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 16 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now The new dovetail saw from craftsman Rob Cosman pushes the limits on saws that are designed to cut woodworking’s signature joint. Cosman developed the saw...

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On the Level: Two Magazines, One Mission

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 8 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now In my 13 years with this magazine, I’ve never written about the magazine itself. You’ve never had to hear about how we tweak the fonts, leading and kerning to spiff up our look. All that rubbish is inside baseball...