October 2005 #150

Popular Woodworking October 2005Master cabinetmaker Frank Klausz has taught thousands of woodworkers to hand cut dovetails quickly and easily. His secret? Stop measuring. Learn more about this radical idea in the October 2005 issue of Popular Woodworking.

Everyone’s talking about the new Saw Stop Cabinet Saw. We spent the summer trying one out and give you our in depth report.

Make a set of display shelves and learn how to bend wood without steaming by utilizing the technique of bent lamination.

Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t design a prairie-style coffee table. Our 21st-century homage is simple to build, great looking and functional.

Shiplapped cabinet backs are a good alternative to plywood.

Our Arts & Mysteries series continues with The Secret to Sawing Fast. Learn how to use your hand saw efficiently.

Review available jigs and techniques for setting jointer and planer knives.

Woodworking Essentials begins a new series, Casework Construction: Beginning Principles.

Wood conditioner confusion is cleared up by Bob Flexner’s clear explanation and techniques.

Blacksmith and chair bodger Don Weber connects blacksmithing and woodworking in The Magic of Iron and Fire.

We show you how to run 240v and 120v circuits to your shop in Efficient Shop Wiring.

Our new feature, Ingenious Jigs, builds a great table for your drill press.

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

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Efficient Shop Wiring

A single cable provides 120-volt and 240V service. By Bruce D. Wedlock Pages: 82-85 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Every article I’ve seen describing the wiring of a shop for both 120 volts and 240V uses separate cables for each voltage, which is a signifi cant waste of time,...


Bent Laminations

Make curved forms without getting steamed. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 76-81 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Most of the time when a piece of wood has a bend or a curve, it means trouble: Your stock is warped or bowed. But sometimes a bent part can add an...


The Magic of Iron & Fire

A chairmaker explains his fascination with the ancient art of blacksmithing and being able to make his own woodworking tools. By Don Weber Pages: 72-75 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now It was April of 1986, and I’d just arrived at a craft show up a long dirt road, an...


Shiplapped Cabinet Backs

Easy to make, shiplapped backs add a decorative element to cabinet interiors. By Scott Gibson Pages: 68-71 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Inexpensive and dimensionally stable, plywood is a nearly ideal material for the back of a cabinet. For large kitchen cabinets and built-ins, plywood also adds strength and...


Prairie-style Coffee Table

An anachronism in its time, this table now fits perfectly in our homes. By David Thiel Pages: 62-66 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Frank Lloyd Wright would probably be dismayed to see a coffee table built in his Prairie furniture style. In fact he and his fellow early 20th-century...


Build an Oil Wicke

Help your hand planes glide effortlessly with lubrication from a continental bench accessory. By Samuel Peterson Page: 61 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now In the countless dark and dreary woodworking shops around Europe, before modern times and machines turned them into icons of days gone by, craftsmen made every...


Woodworking Essentials: Casework Construction – Beginning Principles

By David Thiel Pages: 53-60 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now To open our seven-part series on casework construction it’s probably smart to include the definition of casework. “Webster’s Dictionary” (Random House Value Publishing) gives it a one-word definition: cabinetwork. I think that’s both a little too complicated and simplistic...