November 2006 #158

Popular Woodworking November 2006 issueThe cover story for the November 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking is our exclusive test of six 14″ steel frame band saws. This new style saw is versatile and affordable. Find out which ones stand up to the challenge of resawing.

In our Woodworking Essentials: Setting up Shop series, we show you how to plan ahead to get the best lighting and the right power to your machinery.

We preview some exciting new tools we saw at IWF in Atlanta and test new routers.

Adam Cherubini investigates period sharpening in Arts & Mysteries.

Glen Huey presents the right way to prepare rough lumber.

Troy Sexton shares his years of experience and shows you the simple sanding steps he uses to acheive a fantastic finish.

Our featured project is a reproduction of an extremely rare Gustav Stickley side table.

Detailed article previews are below. Online extras can be found here.

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The Lost Stickley Table

A one-of-a-kind table reappears after 100 years. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 56-61 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Most original Gustav Stickley furniture can be easily identified by model number. This was, after all, factory-made furniture and pieces were designed to be made in multiples. When you come across...

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Refining the Edge

A master class in honing carving tools. By David Calvo Pages: 53-55 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now In the last issue, we looked at a basic set of carving tools and how to refine the shapes with grinding. In this article, we’ll take a look at getting the edges...

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14″ Steel Frame Band Saws

They’re all the rage. But are they ready to resaw? By David Thiel Pages: 40-44 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now You might be asking yourself, “Why are they testing such a specific saw category?” Good question. The general consensus is that steel-framed saws are more rigid than traditional cast-iron...

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I Can Do That: Magazine Rack

Two bits of wood and a jigsaw are what you need to make this magazine rack that converts to a bookstand. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 38-39 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Because you’re holding this magazine, chances are you could use a magazine rack by your favorite chair to...

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Arts & Mysteries: Period Sharpening

An experiment uncovers cutting edges of the past. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 34-36 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now “How did they sharpen their tools back then?” I’ve asked this question myself and I have been asked the question, and I’ve never felt comfortable with any answer. We know that...

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Tool Test: Craftsman Digital Readout Plunge Router

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 32 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Adding a digital readout to a plunge router is more useful than adding a laser, but this digital feature alone might not be reason enough to give up your old plunge router. The Craftsman #17517 allows you to set...

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Tool Test: Build a Wooden Handplane – in a Day

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 32 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Making your own woodworking tools can be rewarding – but it can also be time-consuming and thus takes you away from building furniture. Several years ago I felt exactly this way when I built five metal planes from kits....