December 2006 #159

Popular Woodworking December 2006 issueThis was a great year for new tools. The December 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking focuses on the best of the best with a list of our top 16.

Our cover project is a handsome and functional lingerie chest by our new Senior Editor Glen Huey.

Our Woodworking Essentials series looks at placing machinery for working smarter.

John Wilson shows us how to make an effective and inexpensive solar kiln.

We proudly present some old and new techniques for traditional joinery.

Detailed article previews are below.

Online Extras from this issue are found in the Magazine Extras page here.

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Out on a Limb: Luddites! Normites! It’s Time to Unite

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now Many woodworkers talk about the craft as if there are rifts between two camps of builders – the hand-tool people v. the power-tool people. The quick-and-easy joinery cabal v. the dovetail-everything-or-else crowd. I don’t see things that way. Those...