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.

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Side Sharpening

You can sharpen freehand with quality results if you remember that wider is better. By Harrelson Stanley Pages: 62-65 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now I like to equate sharpening to a golf swing. Through practice, you memorize the motion  that will improve your game. You can always get better,...

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Pleasant Hill Shaker Cupboard

Common wood from a common source creates an uncommon beauty. By Kerry Pierce Pages: 56-61 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now I began my study of the Shaker furniture at Pleasant Hill, Ky., with a quick survey of the contents of the enormous Centre Family Dwelling, sticking my head in...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...