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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Tool Test: Veritas Ruler Stop – Pint-sized Accuracy

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 31 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now The combination square is standard equipment for many woodworkers, but it is overkill for most jobs. Most woodworkers need a well-marked ruler and a stop on it so measurements can be transferred or a line scribed parallel to an...

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Out on a Limb: The Perfect Saw is Still in My Head

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now When buying tools, it’s easy to either romanticize the past or be blinded by something shiny and new. Case-in-point: My long-standing effort to find the right band saw for my shop at home. I inherited my first band saw...

A Slanted View of Mortises and Tenons

In the Stickley side table from the November 2006 issue, there are enough variations of mortise and tenon joints to give your hands and your head a real workout. One of the things I enjoy most about woodworking is puzzing out how to do things.This is the top of one of the back legs....