June 2006 #155

Popular Woodworking June 2006Build an authentic Shaker cabinet with Kerry Pierce in the June 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking. Never-before-published measured drawings for the Pleasant Hill wall cupboard and step-by-step construction details are included.

TVs have changed, and we show you how to design entertainment centers for them.

Our new I Can Do That column debuts with a handsome set of bi-fold shutters.

Lonnie Bird explains how to hold work effectively, and Adam Cherubini looks at an 18th-Century furniture shop.

We test trim routers and find the two that stand out from the crowd.

In our Woodworking Essentials series, we give you the ins and outs of drawer slides and hinges.

Dale Nish shows how to turn a mirror, we visit the shop and school of Kelly Mehler, Bob Flexner explains stains and we show a new method for freehand sharpening.

Detailed article previews are below.


Pocket Mirrors

Take a turn at creating these decorative reflections of your craft. By Dale Nish Pages: 53-55 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Pocket mirrors are a fun project to turn and are very popular for gifts and craft show items. The ladies find the highly figured wood very attractive and...


Workholding Strategies

Your workbench’s vise isn’t the only way to secure your workpieces. By Lonnie Bird Pages: 40-44 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Learning to use hand tools opens a whole new realm of woodworking possibilities. Planes, saws and chisels give your work fine details that can’t be matched by any...


Power-tool Joinery

Use your router to join wood along simple and complex curves. By Bill Hylton Pages: 36-39 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now If you rip a board in two, you can easily rejoin the pieces along the line of the cut. But you can’t rejoin two pieces that have been...


Arts & Mysteries: The Charles Plumley Inventory

Documentary sources teach us about traditional woodworking. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 32-35 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now In my shop, tradition fills in where experience and education are lacking. So, I find it helpful to learn as much as I can about traditional woodworking. Studying 18th-century furniture is a...


Tool Test: Wenzloff & Sons Backsaws Make the Cut

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 30 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now The hand-tool crowd lives and dies by the hand saw. But even for the rest of us, no matter how many electrons we consume in our shops (and I consume my fair share) we all need a couple decent...


Tool Test: Grizzly’s Baby Drum Sander Rocks

By Robert Lang Page: 30 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Early in my career I was spoiled forever by a 42″-wide, three-head wide-belt sander. I can’t keep from comparing other sanders to that, and this new drum sander from Grizzly isn’t that kind of machine. But it is, without...


Tool Test: Quick-Stop Drill Press Table

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Dead-on accuracy from a drill press table isn’t necessary for woodworkers. But it sure is nice to be able to hold your work securely, and have a fence that guides the work with convenient stops for repeated cuts. Drill-press...