August 2007 #163

Popular Woodworking August 2007 issueTons of helpful information pack the pages of the August 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking.

What do Europeans know about table saws that Americans don’t. Kelly Mehler gives us 9 reasons why these unfamiliar saws are safer and more efficient.

Our cover project is an authentic reproduction of a Shaker tall clock.

Our Woodworking Essentials series on setting up shop concludes with dust collection basics.

We visit the most incredible tool collection ever seen and the California school founded by James Krenov.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras for this issue are found in their respective articles.

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Online Extras: August 2007 Issue

Online Extras for the August 2007 issue include a full-size pattern in pdf format of the Arts & Crafts Bookrack, a PDF with details on the Clock Movement, a PDF with details on the Clock seatboard, and a video about the clock's split turnings, plus a free slideshow of the Sindelar tool collection.


Out of the Woodwork: Benjam Seaton’s Saws

One man’s career choice in the 18th century drives a 21st-century woodworker into a saw obsession. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 88 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Englishman Benjamin Seaton is famous in woodworking circles today because he never took hammer in hand to follow his father into the cabinetmaking...


Flexner on Fixing: Animal Hide Glue

Reversibility and quick tack make this traditional method worth the trouble – sometimes. By Bob Flexner Pages: 82-85 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now In my last story (April 2007, issue #161) I discussed regluing doweled chairs. The chair I used for illustration was made in the 1920s or early...


21st-century Plane Wick

This adaptation of an old benchtop standby is a slick lubrication solution. By John Walkowiak Pages: 68-69 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Planing wood is fun – unless you have to do it to make a living. In the good old days, when every piece of wood was hand...


At the Lathe: Making Multiples

Sometimes, unique is exactly what you want to avoid when turning. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 76-79 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now If you turn, sooner or later you are going to find yourself facing some project that requires several (or many) duplicate turnings. You may feel a brief rush...


Great Woodshops: College of the Redwoods

Krenov’s woodworking school turns silver as the rest of us go gray. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 70-72 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now One of the problems of getting older is the realization that events that seem recent actually happened decades ago. A conversation with a co-worker about movies...


A Bicycle Built for Bowls

U.S. woodworkers design a foot-powered lathe for Honduran artisans so they can produce mortars and pestles for sale. By Don Weber Pages: 64-67 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Take one 13-tooth bicycle sprocket, a bicycle chain and a heavy spring. Add to that some plumber’s floor flanges, a few...


Tusk-tenon Bookrack

Hand and power tools work together to make signature Arts & Crafts joints. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 60-63 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now The dividing line between hand-tool woodworking and machine-tool woodworking doesn’t exist for me. Although I’m not fond of noise and dust, I have an appreciation...


The Sindelar Tool Collection

After collecting tens of thousands of the world’s most beautiful tools, cabinetmaker John Sindelar is ready to show them off in a new tool museum. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 56-59 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now John Sindelar stands in front of a door at the back of his thriving...