August 2006 #156

Popular Woodworking August 2006 issueThis August 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking features a close look at tools from three different perspectives.

Master Cabinetmaker Frank Klausz gives you a look at his must-have hand tools and shows you how to build a chest to store and transport them.

Editor Christopher Schwarz takes 10 exotic infill handplanes for a test drive.

Senior Editor Robert Lang surveys woodworkers and finds inexpensive tools that can change the way you work with wood.

Our I Can Do That series continues with a handsome set of shelves, and Troy Sexton builds a Colonial style flip-top table.

Lonnie Bird shows you the easy way to make ogee bracket feet and our ribbon table looks impossible but is really simple to build.

All of this and our regular features: Casework Construction, Bob Flexner on Finishing, Bill Hylton with Power Tool Joinery and Judy Ditmer at the lathe.

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

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Medium Shoulder Plane is Exquisite

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now I’ve long been a fan of large shoulder planes and have many miles on my Lie-Nielsen 073, which I bought the first day it was available. So I wasn’t sure I needed the company’s new 3/4″ shoulder plane when...

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Tool Test: Ashley Iles Carving Tools – Good Steel and Good Handles

By Robert W. Lang Page 27 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now Last summer and fall I extensively tested several carving gouges from English toolmaker Ashley Iles. Midway through the testing, I was impressed enough to go out and buy several additional gouges. Both the long-handled “London” pattern and short-handled...

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Power-tool Joinery: Keep Your Tabletops Flat

Battens: Just one proven method to keep you on a level playing field. By Bill Hylton Pages: 23-25 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now The best way to keep a tabletop flat is to make it flat in the first place and to attach it properly to a rigid frame,...

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At the Lathe: Turn a Custom Tool Handle

An elegant grip that perfectly fits your hand can enhance your tool-using experience. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 19-22 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now There are at least two reasons you may want or need to make a new handle for one of your turning tools. Sometimes unhandled tools are...