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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Tool Test: Bosch Trimmer Not Just for Laminate

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Bosch has upgraded and redefined its line of trim routers to make them more durable and convenient for woodworking operations – though the tool was originally designed for the laminate-installation industry. From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this...

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Tool Test: Shop Fox Overarm Router

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now I’m a tool junkie, but I’ll be the first to admit this overarm router doesn’t belong in everyone’s shop. But … if you’re doing any kind of repetitive pattern work, sign-making or just want to pretend you have a...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Convex-soled Plane Has Many Uses

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now As my woodworking has evolved to encompass more curved and sculptural forms, including chair seats and the like, I’ve turned to tools with curved cutting surfaces, from rasps to travishers to specialty spokeshaves. But what I really needed was...

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Out on a Limb: What is the Value of Woodworking?

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now There is a book published by our company called “How to Make $40,000 a Year with Your Woodworking.” Years ago I dubbed it our only offering in the fiction category. Sure, there are enterprising woodworkers who pocket this and...