August 2011 #191

Popular Woodworking August 2011 issueOur cover story for the August 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking is a Pennsylvania spice box built by Senior Editor Glen D. Huey, with three hidden compartments behind 11 drawers.

Ron Herman teaches how sizing tools to the user leads to more efficient and more comfortable work.

In Coffee with the Brethren, Managing Editor Megan Fitzpatrick builds a Shaker-inspired coffee table with through-drawers.

Executive Editor Robert W. Lang shows how elements of a martial art can help improve your work in Tai Chi & Woodworking.

Editor Christopher Schwarz builds a light bulb-shaped lamp out of plywood in A Bright Idea.

You’ll learn how to make massive dovetails that fit together like a glove using a router, band saw and hand tools from Jameel Abraham.

In Royal Flooring in Appalachia, Don Williams shares his story of how antique parquet floors from Paris found a new home in his rural Virginia woodshop.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras (downloads, links, etc.) are found within that article.

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