October 2004

Popular Woodworking October 2004Our staff gives you the insight for setting up the best workshop for $1,500 in the October 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking. We give you the list of the tools that let you set up shop without maxing out your credit card or sacrificing accuracy.

Drawers are an essential component in many furniture projects. We offer four great tips to creating drawers in a simple, strong and fast way.

One afternoon – start to finish – is all it takes to create a tornado table. This 20th Century design may be the easiest (and coolest) table you’ll ever build.

Hand planes are the thoroughbreds of the shop. And this simple and effective hand plane cabinet is the barn.

A side-clamp honing guide is an essential jig that produces square, sharp edges every time.

Turn your framing square into a precision cabinetmaking tool.

Utilize vacuum pressure from a kitchen appliance to get glue into tight places.

Create age-old Mortise & Tenon joints using a router.

Learn the tricks for spindle-turning bottle stoppers.

Bob Flexner shows why it is not necessary to finish both sides of your tabletop to reduce warping.

Editor Steve Shanessy builds a steel-stringed guitar. Join him on his journey.

Learn to create your first cabriole legs using a template, band saw and a little lathe work.

Every project seems to require a block plane. Choose the right tool and learn to set it up properly.

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

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Tool Test: Craftsman’s New Hybrid Table Saws

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Hybrid is in. Manufacturers are working hard to offer the features of a cabinet saw at a contractor saw price, and Craftsman is right in the middle of it with three new table saws: two three-quarter enclosed base (#22104...


Tool Test: Noden Adjust-A-Bench

By David Thiel Page: 31 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Because woodworkers come in a variety of heights, one bench height doesn’t satisfy all. And the perfect-height workbench is a moving target – the height is always wrong for some project. The Adjust-A-Bench satisfies all. From the October 2004...


Tool Test: Dadonator Makes the Cut

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 31 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now After months of testing the new Dadonator stack dado set from Infinity Cutting Tools I’m convinced this tooling gives you a premium cut at a less-than-premium price. From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now


Tool Test: MultiWindow Shark 240mm Japanese Saw

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 30 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Some Japanese saws fail to live up to expectations in the hands of Western woodworkers because the tools aren’t used properly or they’re used in woods that are unsuitable for that saw’s tooth design. The most frequent result of...


Tool Test: Powermatic’s Feature-laden 14″ Band Saw

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Powermatic’s 14″ band saw has all the bells and whistles, but you’re going to have to assemble a bunch of them, so plan for a day in the shop. And although it’s a little pricey, this is a quality...


Endurance Test: Side-clamp Honing Guide

Ignore the naysayers. This jig produces square, sharp edges every single time. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Many of my fellow hand-tool users give me a rash of grief about my simple side-clamp honing guide, which has been a fixture on my workbench since...


Out on a Limb: Send a Free Magazine and Do a Good Deed

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now You may find the following a bit off-topic compared to the usual fare found in this space so let me start by asking your indulgence and telling you about a meeting I had last winter at the headquarters of...