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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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...

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Out on a Limb: Making Peace to Make Furniture

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 8 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now A couple years ago I bought a vintage Disston No. 7 handsaw to round out the nest of saws that are useful to a typical furniture maker. The saw was perfect: sharp, straight, correctly set and it felt like...