June 2004 #141

Popular Woodworking June 2004Looking to upgrade your shop? Well, your wait is over. We’ve got some essential workshop upgrades in this June 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking.

We show you how to end errors with Nick Engler’s Flexible Rip Fence, add Danny Proulx’s Mobile Workstation to your drill press, build a benchtop router table stand with Troy Sexton, keep your dado stacks safe and organized in this cool storage box and take a closer look at folding sawhorses so you know which to use in your shop.


* Three speed demons of sharpening go under our reviewer’s microscope

* A traditional lap desk is great for writing letters and more

* Add mood lighting to any event with a cool outdoor lantern

* Visit the Cerritos College woodworking school

* Bill Hylton says biscuits are fast, cheap and great for many projects

* Don McConnell examines cabinet scrapers

* Bob Flexner discusses sealers and sealing wood

* Chapter 6 of Woodworking Essentials shows you how to use your router to make edge and surface treatments

* 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: Edge & Surface Treatments

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Routers were developed to cut moulded shapes in wood. Although their workshop role has expanded (greatly) during the last century to include joinery and other operations, moulding is still what they do best. They remain the chief woodworking tools...

Federal Inlay Table

If you can rout a mortise for a hinge, you can handle the inlay on this table. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 38-44 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now This table will test and improve your inlay skills, not to mention your mastery of turning and traditional joints. It’s based...

Great Woodshops: Cerritos College – An Orderly Education

Attention to detail is essential for building furniture and running a woodworking school. By David Thiel Pages: 35-37 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Some woodworkers will tell you that an organized shop is one that doesn’t produce a lot of work. But it’s an almost astonishing level of organization...

From the Bench: Simple, Useful Cabinet Scrapers

The cabinet scraper is an effective weapon in the war against tear-out. By Don McConnell Pages: 32-34 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now The cabinet scraper (also known as a card scraper) holds a remarkable place among the traditional woodworking tools that are used to deal with especially dense timbers...

Ingenious Jigs: Flexible Fence Fixture

This accessory will rise to the occasion to make cuts safer and easier. By Nick Engler Pages: 28-30 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Now and again you may have to turn a board on its edge to work it – cutting a groove, drilling a series of holes in...

Tool Test: Magnetic Featherboards Offer a Quick Extra Hand

By David Thiel Page: 26 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Featherboards keep your work tight against fences and machine tables to reduce kickbacks and keep your hands away from cutting edges – always a good thing. The trick has always been to make the featherboard easy enough to attach...

Tool Test: Sharpening Video Filled with New and Useful Tricks

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now I’ve been sharpening tools for a long time, so it’s rare for me to start taking detailed notes when I watch a video on sharpening. But David Charlesworth, a well-regarded British woodworker, teacher and author, has some incredible tricks...

Tool Test: Performax Small-shop Drum Sander

By David Thiel Page: 24 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers have drooled over a drum sander at one point in their life. Whether it was for a project with lots of thin or figured pieces that needed sanding or for a tabletop that you wanted perfectly flat,...