October 2007 #164

Popular Woodworking October 2007 issueIn the October 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking, find out how to dress a board using a handplane so it’s flatter than a machine can achieve. David Charlesworth shows you how.

Frank Klausz builds a Ruhlmann-style poker table.

Senior Editor Robert W. Lang builds a miter saw stand that actually makes sense.

John Wilson shows you how to make your own spokeshave (including the metalwork).

Ted Brown shows you how to design your projects using MDF and a glue gun.

As always, there’s lots of stuff from the regulars: Adam Cherubini dovetails drawers in the old style, Judy Ditmer shows you how to turn new tool handles and Bob Flexner explains sanding in a way that makes sense.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras for this issue are found in their respective articles.

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From Concept to Completion, Part 1

Designing a project from scratch. By Ted Brown Pages: 66-69 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Where does a concept come from? For me, it starts with a need – either of my own, or that of a client. In this case, my client needs side tables to go at...


Making a Spokeshave

Make this tool in your workshop using scrap wood and a piece of tool steel. By John Wilson Pages: 60-65 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now If you have been reading these pages during the past few years, you have been introduced to the traditional spokeshave. I’m going to show...


Precision Hand Planing

Use a curved blade in a handplane to make boards with truly flat faces and dead-straight edges. By David Charlesworth Pages: 54-59 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now I described my method for curved plane blade sharpening in an article titled “Learning Curves” in the August 2005 issue (#149). You...


A Better Miter Saw Stand

Is it the saw or where the saw lives that increases your accuracy? By Robert W. Lang Pages: 38-44 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now There are two types of miter saws. The first can be a mainstay in the woodshop, dependably making accurate crosscuts day in and day out....


Silverware Tray

Hone your hand skills with a project that has low risks but high rewards. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 36-37 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Trying something new in the shop can be, well, trying. Once I get comfortable with one technique to make a joint, I am loathe to...


Tool Test: Two New DVDs for Turners

By Robert W. Lang Page 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now “Turned Bowls Made Easy” and “Beyond the Basic Bowl” are instructional DVDs from Pennsylvania wood turner Bill Grumbine. Grumbine is a “regular” guy, not a slick television personality, and he knows his stuff. From the October 2007 issue...


Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Large Router Plane

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Router planes are one of those tools that you never knew was missing from your toolbox. Once you’ve cleaned up a dado, adjusted a tenon or made a hinge mortise with a router plane, I think you’ll wonder why...