August 2009 #177

Popular Woodworking August 2009 issueThe cover project of the August 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking is a classic form of American furniture. Senior editor Glen Huey guides you step by step in the construction of this beautiful blanket chest.

In our Tool Test, we take a look at the brand new American-made unisaw.

Marc Adams tells you how to pick the right adhesive in Understanding Glues.

Lonnie Bird gives the low-down on bevel-up planes.

Our editors get together to show you three ways to make raised panels.

Join Editor Christopher Schwarz as he pays a visit to Roy Underhill’s new Woodright’s School.

Rob Millard shows how to make and incorporate federal-style inlay in your next project.

Our I Can Do That column presents an intriguing knife block.

Detailed article previews are below.

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Pennsylvania Blanket Chest

A masterpiece of design that’s sure to add to your woodworking ‘bucket list.’ By Glen D. Huey Pages: 32-39 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now Originally built as a six-board chest (four sides with a top and bottom), the design of the blanket chest has evolved throughout time to meet...


Tool Test: A Beefy, Battery-powered Jigsaw

By Glen D. Huey Page: 29 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now Milwaukee has added a jigsaw to its M18 line of tools – M18 refers to the 18-volt line of Lithium-ion battery-powered tools. This jigsaw features tool-free adjustments in two key areas. The standout area is shoe-angle adjustment with...


Tool Test: Czeck Edge Marking Tools

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now Yes, you can mark out your joints with a pocket knife, a craft knife or a sharpened piece of Chevy bumper. But once you’ve tried a well-made marking knife, you’re unlikely to go back to your old ways. Czeck...


Tool Test: The New Unisaw

Delta re-invents its flagship table saw with great success. Bravo. By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now There’s been so much written about Delta’s new Unisaw that it’s difficult not to repeat the information for a second or third time. But many of the design...


I Can Do That: Knife Block

One piece of wood and a lot of bamboo skewers do the trick. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 26-27 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now When we build an “I Can Do That” project we buy all the materials from a home center. For this project, however, I also had to...


The Wood Whisperer: John Hall’s Frame

One half of the famous Hall Brothers designed this piece of art. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 22-25 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now History was never an interest for me. It was my least favorite subject in school and much to my professor’s dismay, I found that class to be...


Arts & Mysteries: Adapting the Lessons

Philadelphia Chair: Incorporating carving instruction learned from a master. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 18-21 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now I’m building a Philadelphia Chippendale (rococo) chair. This has proved to be a fabulously difficult piece of woodworking that has challenged me at every step. From the very first saw...