February 2007 #160

Popular Woodworking February 2007 issueYou won’t see authentic projects like this in any other magazine.

Our cover project for the February 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking is an adaptation of a Greene and Greene side table.

We also feature a method for reproducing the distinctive finger-jointed drawers on the Gamble House entry table.

Also featured is an unusual Creole table from the 18th-century. 

Michael Dunbar returns with a look at how to use traditional handscrew clamps.

Christopher Schwarz discovers a better way to sharpen scrapers.

Our Woodworking Essentials series shows you how to maximize small tool storage.

In addition, we have a new biscuit joiner manual that will show you how to use this tool effectively.

All of this plus our regular features: I Can Do That, Flexner on Finishing and Arts & Mysteries.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras for this issue are found here.

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A Better Way to Sharpen Scrapers

We compared 14 methods to find the fastest way to prepare this useful tool. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 40-44 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now ?Scrapers are one of the most misunderstood but useful tools in a woodshop. A scraper in its basic form is simply a piece of hardened...

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Thorsen House Side Table

A small project that’s big on details. By David Thiel Pages: 36-39 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now ?I’ve always appreciated the look of furniture designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene. Though often equated with the Arts & Crafts movement at the beginning of the 20th century, their furniture...

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I Can Do That: Country Tool & Toy Chest

Nails, glue and a nice long day in the shop are all it takes. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 34-35 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now This rustic hinged-lid box is a design traditionally used as a basic tool chest, but I thought a scaled-down version would make a great chest...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Soul and Basis of Our Art

How to design furniture like an 18th-century cabinetmaker. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 30-33 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now I realize the way I work wood is a bit out of the ordinary. It’s also true that the way I write magazine articles is out of the ordinary. Unlike typical...

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Tool Test: Infinity Router-Bit Set

By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now How do you accurately test a seven-piece professional set of Infinity router bits? Let’s face it, you could spend months in the shop trying to accomplish such a feat by using them day in and day out while...

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Tool Test: Veritas Scraper Shave

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now One of the things I love about chairmaking is also one of the things I hate about chairmaking: You have to shape curved parts where the grain can change direction in three or four places on the same piece....

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Tool Test: Gramercy Rasps

By Robert W. Lang Page: 28 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now A good rasp is a simple tool that performs a multitude of tasks: tweaking the fit of a mortise and tenon, rounding an edge or shaping a curved form. It’s the sort of tool that can change from...