August 2004 #142

Popular Woodworking August 2004You’ve spoken, and we responded with the August 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking. After learning that many of you have a lathe in your shop, but few are using it, we felt it was our duty to help. So we’ve got the first column from Judy Ditmer, professional turner, to help you at “At the Lathe.”

We put seven machines to the test in our Miter Saw Slug-Fest to show you which ones are accurate and which are overpriced

Graham Blackburn shares 14 handsaw tips and tricks.

American elm is back from the dead.

Modern CAD software helps us restore Isaac Youngs’ shaker wall clock.

Glen Huey shows you easy ways to make three sliding dovetails.

John Wilson takes you through the steps to build a canoe paddle.

Bill Hylton shows why the lock joint is a great substitute to hold drawers tight.

Nick Engler’s Extra-long Mortising Fence helps you make stopped cuts

Chapter 7 wraps up our Woodworking Essentials special section devoted to advanced router techniques.

Plus our Tool Test, Q&A, pages of great Tricks of the Trade and much more!

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

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Tool Test: ProTop Gets an Upgrade

By David Thiel Page: 25 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now We’ve always been big fans of Bench Dog’s ProTop router table, and with some recent upgrades we like it even more. First, the cabinet is now made of a high-density plywood rather than laminate-covered fiberboard. This adds a great...


Out on a Limb: Lost the Fever? Let Me Turn Up the Heat

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Do you find yourself heading to the shop less? Are you spending more time puttering in the shop than actually building projects? Have you not finished a project in weeks, maybe months? Like a fire, every passion tends to...