November 2007 #165

Popular Woodworking November 2007 issueIn the November 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking, we test six new “hybrid” table saws in a working shop and pick the best.

Marc Adams, founder of one of the largest woodworking schools in the country, begins a new Woodworking Essentials series called A Better Way to Work.

You’ll also find plans and read about the mystery of a recently discovered Greene & Greene-style table.

Discover 11 workbench upgrades to improve workholding.

Make a Shaker music box with John Wilson.

Plus, from our regular columnists you’ll learn how to get a great finish from home-center products.

Read about the final construction touches on Adam Cherubini’s year-long hand-tools-only standing desk project.

Build a Shaker step stool in I Can Do That.

Turn a top (or 1,000).

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras for this issue are found in their respective articles.

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Tool Test: Metabo Random-orbit Sander is Easy on the Hands

By Glen D. Huey Page: 32 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Stop in most any woodshop and you’ll find a random-orbit sander or two whirling away while preparing a project for the finishing steps. In the shop, these small hand-held sanders have assumed the majority of the sanding work...


Tool Test: Ridgid’s New 13″ Portable Planer

Four posts, an extra knife and a new dust hood make it a contender. By Glen D. Huey Page: 30 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers consider the thickness planer to be one of the most important machines in a woodshop. As a result, many manufacturers have produced...


Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – Period Details

Use elements of antique furniture to evoke period style. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 26-28 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now I’ve almost finished building my standing desk for my workshop. In this installment, I’ll discuss the approach I used to outfit the interior of my desk. From the November 2007...


Out on a Limb: It’s Almost Always User Error

By Christopher Schwarz Page 12 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now So I have the assembled carcase of a sideboard braced against my workbench and I’m planing the top edge of the aprons flush with the top of the legs. After 10 strokes, things go all wrong. The front apron...