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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Tool Test: Sight and Sound Protection as One

By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now I’ve never been able to wear sound protection and safety glasses at the same time in the woodshop. The problem is, if you’re wearing glasses and then add earmuffs, you get pinched at your temples from the pressure...


Tool Test: Grizzly Band Saw Extremely Well Done

By Robert W. Lang Page: 27 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now This new version of the popular 14″ band saw is more old than new, but in a good way. Its mass and power make it feel more like an older American-made machine than a new imported model. Much...


Tool Test: Hitachi Nailer – More Than Premium Features

By Glen D. Huey Page: 27 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now If you think a 15-gauge finish nailer is a bit more tool than you’ll need in your workshop, think again. Every woodworking shop should have this size finish nailer in its arsenal of air-powered tools. A 15-gauge nailer...


Tool Test: Bridge City’s Variable-pitch Plane

A unique tool that allows you to plane at high or low angles, with a bit of a steep learning curve. By Christopher Schwarz Page 26 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Say what you will about a handplane that costs $1,500, the variable-pitch plane from Bridge City Tool Works...


Jig Journal: Table Saw Tenon Jig

With five pieces of wood and a clamp, you can make vertical cuts safely. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 24-25 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Most magazine articles about jigs miss the point entirely. Jigs exist to make work easier, safer and more accurate. They shouldn’t be complicated projects...


Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – The Upper Case

Those who forget the past are destined to spend too much time making stuff. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 20-22 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now This is part four in my series on building a standing desk for my workshop. In my previous article, I built the lower case, using...


Out on a Limb: The Curse of the Creepy Kleenex

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now The first time I ever became concerned about dust collection I was sitting on the couch with my toddler daughter on my lap. All day long I had been sanding cabinets that were destined for the addition we were...