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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Tool Test: CMT Dado Pro Makes the Cut

By Glen D. Huey Page: 32 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Mention dado stacks and my mind wanders back to the set I used as a youngster. The blades were a larger diameter than the chippers. Yuk! However, the 8″ dado set from CMT, the Dado Pro, pushes that...


Tool Test: Dispoz-A-Blade Cutters

By Robert W. Lang Page: 32 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Changing planer knives is on the same list of jobs I hate to do as digging a hole or fixing a roof. I put it off until I absolutely have to do it, and when I do get...


Tool Test: 18v Ridgid Li-ion Drill

By Glen D. Huey Page: 31 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now The 18-volt lithium-ion drill (model R86006), the latest release from Ridgid, has the components that make the tool worthy of  purchase. The package includes the drill, two batteries that are each 1.5 amp-hour rated, a 30-minute charger and...


Tool Test: Woodworker’s Drill Press

Powermatic introduces a machine with features just for woodworkers. By Robert W. Lang Page: 30 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now A good drill press is an essential power tool in a well-equipped shop. It won’t see as much use as other machines, but there are times when no other...


Jig Journal: Panel-cutting Sled

This jig carries its share of work while increasing the usefulness of your table saw. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 28-29 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now I’ve never been a fan of any jig that requires a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build or use. So...


Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – Mysteries of 18th-century Drawers

Practical factors influence drawer construction. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 24-27 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Eighteenth-century cabinetmakers constructed drawers in a variety of ways. The differences have thus far been attributed to either the period of construction or regional differences. Some differences appear to be functional improvements over earlier...