April 2012 #196

Popular Woodworking April 2012 issueOur cover story for the April 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is a “James Krenov-style Cherry Wall Cabinet” from Matthew Teague, editor, that is constructed with tapered sliding dovetails. Plus, you’ll discover how to easily (and properly) install knife hinges. Steve Shanesy, senior editor, shares his plans for a durable no-fuss “Drill Press Table” that costs little in time or materials. Christopher Schwarz, contributing editor, builds a “Charleston Table” that straddles the 17th and 18th centuries in its form and joinery details. You’ll discover “The How & Why of Cutlists” from Robert W. Lang, executive editor, as he shares his thoughts on how learning to read measured drawings and making your own cutlists will make you a better woodworker. Plus, uncover the mysteries of Roy Underhill’s “Puzzle Mallet” and build one to confound and amaze your friends.

In this month’s Tool Test, we take a look at “Liogier Hand-cut Rasps,” “Bessey Auto-adjust Toggle Clamps,” a “Moxon-style Vise from Philadelphia Furniture Workshops” and the “Kreg Shelf-pin Jig.”

In Design Matters, George R. Walker delves into ornamentation in “Over the Top.” Adam Cherubini presents “Boarded Furniture Essentials” in Arts & Mysteries. Our I Can Do That column is a set of period “Hanging Shelves” from Megan Fitzpatrick, managing editor. Bob Flexner shares his thoughts on “Alternative Paint Strippers” in Flexner on Finishing. In his first article for the magazine, Erick T. Gatcomb writes about “Tradition Embraced” for End Grain. And of course, you’ll find Letters and Tricks of the Trade.

Below, you’ll find capsule descriptions of every article, with links to the free Online Extras.

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