April 2004

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Stickley Ottoman

After half a dozen Morris chair plans, we decided it was time to help you put your feet up and relax. By David Thiel Pages: 57-61 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now A Morris chair (heck, almost any chair) just isn’t complete without an ottoman to prop your feet on....

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Mortise & Tenon Basics

A superior way to cut this superlative joint. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 42-48 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now A lot of woodworkers spend a lot of time, effort and money to avoid making mortise-and-tenon joints. Biscuits, dowels, commercial loose-tenon jigs and expensive router bits are just a few of...

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Power-tool Joinery: Tight Joints on the Loose

Two matching mortises connected with a strong ‘loose tenon’ will help strengthen any project. By Bill Hylton Pages: 36-40 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now I may be a power tool kind-of-guy, but I still favor traditional joints, those proven through centuries of use. The mortise and tenon is one...

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Ingenious Jigs: A Jig for Precision Trimming

Turn your laminate trimmer into a tool that flushes surfaces with incredible finesse. By Nick Engler Pages: 34-35 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Once upon a time I had the brilliant idea to use a strip of hardwood to trim out the edge of a laminate countertop. And not...

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Endurance Test: Excalibur Sliding Table

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Alittle more than seven years ago we added an Excalibur sliding table to the cabinet saw in the Popular Woodworking shop. Because we deal with both solid wood and oversized sheet goods, we knew a sliding table would prove...

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Out on a Limb: Pricey Tools are Worth the Pain

By Steve Shanesy Page: 10 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now While growing up in my house, “making do” was a cardinal principle by which we all lived. It was accepted as fact that a new baseball glove wasn’t going to make you a better baseball player, nor would a...