December 2008 #173

Popular Woodworking December 2008 issueIn this December 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking, we test six 12″ sliding compound miter saws to compare cuts, dust collection, features and prices.

Senior Editor Glen D. Huey shows you how to recreate a Stickley mantle clock from an original design that’s appraised at $4,000.

Mario Rodriguez helps you build a wooden jack plane.

John Wilson uses the iconic form of the Shaker box top to build an elegant set of Shaker nesting trays.

Michael Dunbar reveals modern uses of drawknives and spokeshaves.

Plus, our staff reveals 2008′s Best New Tools.

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

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Out on a Limb: The Power of Candlepower

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 12 From the December 2008 issue #173 Buy this issue now I put the candle on the floor and stepped back. My wife, Lucy, eyed me warily. I moved the candle a few feet and shifted myself a few feet away. Lucy crossed her arms, like she was about to...