November 2008 #172

Popular Woodworking November 2008 issueThe November 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking features dirt-simple router jigs designed and built by senior editor Glen D. Huey. He shows you his 11 best no-frills router jigs and techniques.

Our series of articles by Robert W. Lang and David Mathias continues with Everyday Greene & Greene where we take a tour of the non-public spaces of 10 Greene & Greene homes.

Frank Klausz shows us the bowsaw basics.

With just five tools and a little practice, Senior Editor Glen D. Huey will help you with your first fan carving.

Marc Adams helps you avoid kickback at the table saw.

We learn that when copying famous furniture, imitation could be illegal.

Detailed article previews are below.

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Out of the Woodwork: Pink Lemonade

An old piece of MDF brings back happy memories. By Richard Mallard Page: 96 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now That quote knocked around in my head for days. You know the feeling. A little voice is screaming the answer to a question from the basement of your brain and...


Flexner on Finishing: Applying Wiping Varnish

Practice makes perfect. By Bob Flexner Pages: 90-92 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now I ’ve written several times in these pages about wiping varnish being one of the best finishes for a woodworker not using a spray gun – most recently in November 2005 . Wiping varnish is simply...


I Can Do That: Corner Shelf

This handsome hanging storage unit is a snap to build with screwed butt joints. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 84-85 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now This simple and casual storage unit offers a choice when it comes to stock selection. In the November 2007 “I Can Do That” column, we...


Jig Journal: Flush-cutting Jig

An end to the troublesome task of trimming solid-wood edging. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 80-82 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now Adding a solid-wood edge to plywood is a necessary but evil task for most woodworkers. And while clamps and cleverness go a long way toward getting the edging stuck...


Imitation could be Illegal

Many iconic designs are legally protected; research before you copy. By Jon Shackelford Pages: 76-79 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now It has often been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Perhaps nowhere is imitation more commonplace than in furniture making. Attractive pieces from antiquity as well...


Building a Skateboard in a Vacuum

Bring a new generation to the shop and learn a new technique – the vacuum-press pump. By Hunter Lang Pages: 72-75 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now Over the years as a skateboarder, I’ve owned many different skateboards of varying quality, and I have always wondered what it would be...


Everyday Greene & Greene

In the hands of genius, ordinary items become fine art. By David Mathias & Robert W. Lang Pages: 66-71 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now One of the best-known quotations to arise from the Arts & Crafts movement is from William Morris. A founding father of the movement in England,...


Avoiding Table Saw Kickback

The fundamental rules (and devices) to keep you clear of danger at your saw. By Marc Adams Pages: 63-65 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now I once heard that 90 percent (or more) of all table saw accidents involve some type of kickback, where the work flies back at the...


First Fan Carving

It takes five tools to enhance the design of any project with a carved fan. We show you the tools and tricks to get it right the first time. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 58-62 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now Study the furniture built prior to the Queen Anne...