October 2006 #157

Popular Woodworking October 2006 issueThis October 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking, we’ve assembled an amazing group of woodworking talent.

Troy Sexton reveals his tricks for mastering the jigsaw.

Frank Klausz gives us three wonderful ways to create through mortise and tenon joints.

Michael Dunbar makes his Popular Woodworking debut and tells us how he goes about avoiding mistakes.

Master carver David Calvo also joins us for the first time and gets us started with the bare bones of carving.

Our Woodworking Essentials begins a new series, Setting Up Shop: The Right Location.

Adam Cherubini takes a close look at the mystery of saw teeth in his Arts & Mysteries hand tool column.

Bill Hylton gives his methods for making breadboard ends.

Our I Can Do That column has a great bench that you can make from dimensional lumber in just a few hours.

Bob Flexner reflects on sheen in his finishing column.

Judy Ditmer in At the Lathe give essential maintenance techniques.

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

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Endurance Test: Grizzly G7944 Drill Press

No unnecessary frills. Just a solid machine at a super price. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 26 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now My first encounter with the Grizzly G7944 drill press began with a fit of cursing but ended with a big smile on my face. You see, I had...


Tool Test: Bostitch Air Power for Woodworkers

By David Thiel Page: 24 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now While the compressor and 23-gauge pinner from Bostitch shown here aren’t offered as a kit, they showed up in our shop at the same time. I think they make a great combination for most woodworking projects, so we’ll talk...


Tool Test: Norton 3X Grinding Wheels Run Remarkably Cool

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The biggest challenge with dry grinding your tools is that the steel will heat up quickly and then lose its ability to keep a sharp edge. Because of this problem, water-cooled grinders have become popular with woodworkers. They’ll never,...


Tool Test: Bosch Pocket Driver Offers Pint-sized Power

By David Thiel Page: 23 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now I don’t care how many cordless drills you own, if you like tools, you’re going to need one more. The Pocket Driver elicits the same response from everyone who sees it: “It’s cute!” And that it is, but the...


Tool Test: A Bigger Birdcage Awl

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 23 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Birdcage awls are outstanding and accurate tools for installing hardware. In essence, they are a boring tool: Place the tip where you want your screw and twist the tool back and forth. When you’re done, you have a perfect...