June 2010 #183

Popular Woodworking June 2010 issueThe cover project of the June 2010 of Popular Woodworking is a Queen Anne dressing table. It’s “high style” on the outside, but the interior is a cinch to make.

Dale Barnard shows you how a simple plywood jig can create accurate Arts & Crafts Through-tenons.

In building a reproduction of a White Water Shaker table, Christopher Schwarz uncovers some details that are atypical for a Shaker piece – and some that are just downright strange.

David Charlesworth shows how to tune up and use scraper planes in the war against tear-out.

Rob Millard outlines a clever technique when banding inlay for curves.

Learn about taming the top-heavy router by replacing your router’s base with a shop-made version.

George R. Walker explains how mouldings emphasize a form and provides techniques for proportions and layout in this issue’s Design Matters column.

Bob Flexner answers 20 staining questions based on the articles he has written for Popular Woodworking.

Using period inventories and other sources, Peter Follansbee helps piece together the puzzle of a 1600s Joiner’s Tool Kit.

We review a new track in routers in this issue’s Tool Test.

The I Can Do That project is a picnic of a build.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras (downloads, links, etc.) for this issue can be found inside each article.

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Inlay for Curves

A trip to the hardware store yields clamps that put the bend in inlay. By Rob Millard Pages: 46-49 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Inlaid bandings are a time-honored technique to embellish furniture, as are curves. Combining the two is surely a way to take your furniture to the...


Success With Scraper Planes

Understand and tune up one of the best weapons in the war against tearing. By David Charlesworth Pages: 42-45 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Scraper planes are some of my favorite tools, excellent for avoiding or removing tear-out whilst maintaining a flat surface. Card scrapers will remove tear-out, but...


White Water Shaker Table

We set out to reproduce a simple side table from the White Water Shaker community. We failed. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 38-41 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now The first time I encountered this table in the White Water Shaker collection, it was locked in a storeroom with more than...


Arts & Crafts Through-tenons

Accurate work depends on three things: location, location and location. By Dale Barnard Pages: 34-37 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now One of my favorite Arts & Crafts details is the through-tenon at the top of a table, bookcase or chair. When I was considering adding a joinery class to...


Queen Anne Dressing Table

This period reproduction shouts ‘high-style’ on the outside, but the inside structure is all ‘I Can Do That.’ By Glen D. Huey Pages: 26-33 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now At first glance, a novice woodworker might turn the page on this Philadelphia-style dressing table thinking that the craftsmanship is...


I Can Do That: A Picnic Of a Build

This simple table is at home in the dining room – or outdoors. By Laura Ann Arnold Pages: 24-25 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now This table is a picnic to build with dimensional lumber, screws and bolts. I’m usually not intimidated by undertaking projects. We need some artwork for...


Arts & Mysteries: A 1600s Joiner’s Tool Kit

Period inventories offer a tantalizing glimpse – but not the complete story. By Peter Follansbee Pages: 22-23 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Seventeenth-century joiners made furniture in a style quite different from what came later. Their work relied almost entirely on frame-and-panel construction featuring mortise-and-tenon joinery. Nails played a...