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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Tool Test: JessEm Miter Gauge – Worth the Money

By Robert W. Lang Page: 34 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now A high price tag brings high expectations and the JessEm Mite-R-Excel lives up to its price. Thoughtfully  engineered and nicely made, the gauge uses a pair of brass pins to lock in angle adjustments in 1/2° increments. I...

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Tool Test: Veritas Scrub Plane Can Blaze Through a Board

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 33 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Though I own a powered jointer and planer, I always keep a scrub plane close by. It’s good for dressing boards that are too wide for my powered equipment, or for adding a scalloped texture to the surfaces of...

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Tool Test: Lee Valley Mk.II Honing Guide is Near Perfect

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 32 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Allow me to skip to the bottom line here and say that the Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide is the most thoughtful, accurate and well-made honing guide for sharpening chisels and straight plane irons I’ve ever used. If you like...

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Tool Test: Jet Parallel Jaw Clamps

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now When Jet announced its new line of parallel jaw clamps, I asked if they would be less expensive. Company officials said, “No, but they’ll be better.” I was skeptical, but the company proved good to its word. The clamps...

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Out on a Limb: To Every Season Turn, Turn, Turn

By Steve Shanesy Page: 10 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now One aspect of woodworking that never occurred to me when I discovered this life-long passion at age 30 was how it would continue to have something new to offer as my age, interests, and someday, I’m sure, physical abilities...