August 2005 #149

Popular Woodworking August 2005Norm Abram takes center stage in this issue of Popular Woodworking from August 2005. He invites us to visit the New Yankee Workshop. We work side-by side with Norm and build one of his famous Adirondack chairs. He shares his construction secrets, and we give you the plans to build your own.

In our Great Workshops feature, we show you what the TV cameras don’t and debunk 7 myths about the frugal New Yankee.

Miter saws are a great idea, but need some help to achieve pinpoint accuracy. We show you how to set one up with only a few dollars worth of material and hardware.

David Charlesworth explains how a curved iron in your plane will help you to easily get a square edge.

Scott Gibson gives you the best of both worlds: a hand cut look in very little time.

Leaning shelves are everywhere. We give you plans and show you how to make a set that looks good, incorporates a desk and will last forever.

Bill Hylton guides you to perfect cope-and-stick joints in Power Tool Joinery.

As always, we feature the latest tools, Tricks of the Trade, articles on turning, finishing tips and much more.

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

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Leaning Shelves

We improve a contemporary design to make it sturdier, a bit curvier and easier to build. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 60-65 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now It was about 1 a.m., and I was at the grocery on a bleary-eyed run to buy orange juice for the family’s breakfast....

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Learning Curves

A cambered cutting edge is essential for fine finishing cuts with a hand plane – and it has many other surprising uses. By David Charlesworth Pages: 53-59 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Plane blades that are sharpened straight and square are essential in all shoulder and rabbet planes, and...

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Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Techniques

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now In this chapter I’ll be sharing some advanced techniques you can use on your table saw to do some amazing things. How about cutting coves for crown moulding? That’s just one application for a coved shape, and with a...

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Norm Abram’s Adirondack Chair

Editor Steve Shanesy builds an improved Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in The New Yankee Workshop. Build the chair and learn how Abram works. By Steve Shanesy with Norm Abram Pages: 38-44 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now I’ve become keenly aware throughout the years that patience allows time for...

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Great Woodshops: Yankee’s Shop True to Name

Two days on the set of ‘The New Yankee Workshop’ reveal surprising truths about the way Norm Abram works. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 34-37 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now We’re lost. I’m trudging through two feet of snow in what looks to be someone’s backyard and there’s no...

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Power-tool Joinery: Cope-and-Stick Joints

Run the moulding and make the joint with this time-tested technique. By Bill Hylton Pages: 30-33 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now The so-called cope-and-stick joint – a.k.a. the rail-and-stile joint, the rail-and-pattern joint, etc. – is an efficiency expert’s dream system. The joint is virtually synonymous with raised-panel doors....

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Endurance Test: Lie-Nielsen No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane

Heavy, precisely made and surprisingly easy to wield. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Woodworkers tend to get obsessed with their smoothing planes. No other plane requires as much tuning and no other plane rewards its user with the same gossamer shavings. I have 10...