February 2005 #146

Popular Woodworking February 2005Dovetails can be tricky at first, but this February 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking has your back. Master dovetailer Lonnie Bird offers methods for quick success.

In Resurrecting Chisels, Paul Anthony offers five tricks to transform your dull, rusty tools.

What are the best 15″ planers?

Learn how to build a boat at home.

Discover ways to frame and panel a chest of drawers.

Gustav Stickley’s glass-front bookcase is examined.

Fix finish scratches with these tips.

These 17 jigs and accessories add accuracy to your table saw.

Discover the WoodRat.

Get the lowdown on the best chuck to buy.

Take a tour of Brian Boggs’s chairmaking shop.

We put high-speed steel chisels, Hitachi’s two-base router, Bosch’s Power Box and a new waterstone from Norton through our Tool Test.

Don’t miss Tricks of the Trade, Q&A and much more.

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

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Tool Test: Hitachi Two-base Router Set

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the February 2005 issue #146 Buy this issue now For all you Star Trek fans out there, Hitachi has a couple of new routers built and designed using Romulan technology … OK, not really. But that’s what they look like. And while they’re decent routers, the technology is...


Tool Test: High-speed Chisels are Beyond Tough

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the February 2005 issue #146 Buy this issue now Most chisels designed for carpentry jobs have little value to the fine furniture maker (think: cold chisels). So I wasn’t expecting to be impressed when I tested a Japanese chisel designed to be used by carpenters in man-made materials...


Out on a Limb: Not-so-big Shops, And a Silver Jubilee

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the February 2005 issue #146 Buy this issue now Big-shop envy is a misplaced sentiment. Sure, it would seem that when it comes to your workshop, bigger is better. But I’ve learned that a one-person shop that’s more than 500 square feet is probably too big (my own...