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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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...


I Can Do That: Minas Tirith Shutters

No joints. Just jigsaw and go. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 26-27 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now After Hobbit Frodo Baggins destroys the One Ring in Peter Jackson’s epic film “The Return of the King,” there’s an emotional reunion scene when Frodo wakes up in the city of Minas Tirith...


Out on a Limb: A New Column for New Woodworkers

By Christopher Schwarz Page 10 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Most readers assume that we are awash in tools here at Popular Woodworking, but that’s not quite right. In actuality, we are obscenely awash in tools. I just walked though our shop and counted 15 cordless drills scattered on...