February 2004 #139

Popular Woodworking February 2004Our seven-part series on routers continues in the February 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking with a look at joinery. Learn how to use your router to make 14 must-know router joints.

Check out 10 (mostly inexpensive and quick) things you should do to make your workbench more useful.

Bob Flexner reveals how although it is a poor finish when used alone, wax truly excels when used as a polish.

Learn a great way to try cold-bending with an Eames-style Table.

Two new rip-tooth dozukis now on the market are efficient dovetailers.

Your table saw can easily cut curves, patterns and tenons in just one pass with this incredible (but amazingly simple) Jim Tolpin Rip Fence.

Find out how much weight an MDF shelf can handle.

Visit the three shops of David Honhollen, who shed a career in sales to carve wildlife for executives.

The best-looking joint for the corners of casework is a miter. We get to the bottom of the real trick: cutting and clamping them.

Even if you own a powered joiner, you should learn how to get a superior edge joint with just a hand plane.

Plus our Tool Test, Q&A, pages of great Tricks of the Trade and much more!

Detailed article previews are below. Online extras can be found here.

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Woodworking Essentials: Router Joinery

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Although routers were originally designed to create moulded shapes, they can be excellent joinery tools. In fact, they’re better in some ways than table saws, professional-quality mortisers or dado cutters when it comes to cutting joints. There are several...

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Eames-style Table

A great way to try cold-bending, learn a new band-saw trick and fire up the hand-held power planer. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 42-48 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Almost any discussion of the legendary furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames begins with plywood that has been formed into...

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Power-tool Joinery: The Case for Case Miters

These joints look great. Cutting and clamping them is the real trick. By Bill Hylton Pages: 38-40 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now What joint would you use at the corners of a case? If appearance is a consideration – when is it not? – you definitely don’t want an...

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Great Woodshops: Carving for CEO

Visit the 3 shops of David Monhollen, who shed a successful career in sales to carve wildlife for executives. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 34-36 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now David Monhollen has three woodshops. His first shop is decidedly bigger than yours. His second shop (his so-called “working” shop)...

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Tool Test: DeWalt DC500 Cordless Vacuum

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Let’s say this right up front: Unless you need a wet/dry vacuum that is cordless there are more affordable options than the new DeWalt DC500. However, if you need ultimate portability without a cord, DeWalt has put everything in...

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Tool Test: FastCap TriTape Includes Notepad and Sharpener

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now When you check something with a tape measure, your next action is most likely writing down a dimension. For that you need a sharp pencil and a notepad. The TriTapes from FastCap make this routine easy. Available in 16′...

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Out on a Limb: Join the Club or Get Some Class

By Steve Shanesy Page: 10 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now One drawback to woodworking is that it tends to be a solitary activity. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my time alone in the shop, away from all the stress of my “other world.” And to some degree, this...