February 2008 #167

Popular Woodworking February 2008 issueThe cover project for the February 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking is a maple chimney cupboard. It’s perfect for packing a large amount of storage in a small footprint, and is an exercise in 7 traditional joinery methods.

Marc Adams continues his Woodworking Essentials series on working smart and working safe with a guide to using the jointer.

Christopher Schwarz shares his method for flattening the top of a solid-wood workbench.

Adam Cherubini provides a list of 18th-century tools every woodworker should have in their kit.

Our I Can Do That project is a Shaker firewood box.

Jig Journal features a scratch-stock you can make quickly and easily.

Rob Millard shows us how to create a simple fan inlay.

We test four honing guides.

A great method for hiding your mistakes.

Tool Test takes a close look at a new jointer/planer combination machine from Grizzly.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras (downloads, etc.) for this issue are found inside their respective articles.

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I Can Do That: Pleasant Hill Firewood Box

A classic Shaker design with enough curves to make it interesting. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 30-31 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now The buildings at the Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Ky., are filled with handy firewood boxes. After a few visits to the colony, I concluded that this example...


Arts & Mysteries: 18th-century Tools for Every Shop

Often, the old ways are more efficient. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 26-29 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now I use 18th-century hand tools because I make reproduction furniture. In my mind, the simplest, most efficient way to make authentic-looking furniture is to simply use the tools and techniques from the...


Out on a Limb: 10 Years and 10,000 Hours

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now A lot of people wonder about Contributing Editor Adam Cherubini, who writes about traditional techniques for our Arts & Mysteries column. And I wondered, too. Adam has his fans. In fact, during a trade show this summer the president...