June 2005

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Out of the Woodwork: Farewell Fractions – Hello Bob

A new unit of measure attempts to trump the troublesome imperial and metric systems. By Robert Dunstan Page: 96 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now For as long as I can remember, the woodworking community has been divided between metric people and imperial (feet and inches) people. Each is willing...

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Flexner on Finishing: The Many Faces of Varnish

Despite their names, many of your finishing products simply are a form of varnish. By Bob Flexner Pages: 90-92 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now You are surely familiar with varnish. It is one of the oldest and most widely available wood finishes, and it is a very popular finish...

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Arts & Mysteries: Advanced Chisel Techniques

When you know what you’re doing, chisels can be wonderfully helpful tools. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 82-86 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now If all you want to do with your chisels is adjust machine-cut joints or slice glue drips, any technique or tool will work. This sort of work...

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At the Lathe: Turn Your First Bowl

Taking the time to learn a few basic cuts and moves will help you succeed. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 77-79 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Bowl turning was my first love in woodturning. There is something special about a bowl: The wonderful way the shape shows off different aspects...

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Great Woodshops: A Writer’s Workshop

A funky Victorian-era workspace serves as a shop for Popular Woodworking’s editor. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 74-76 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now In the basement of Steve Shanesy’s 1870s Victorian home is a woodshop. Like many of today’s 50-something woodworkers, Shanesy discovered woodworking only after the corporate world...

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Baltimore Card Table

Learn inlay techniques while building this beautiful accent table for your home. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 66-73 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now A beautiful demilune side table always catches your eye. Some of these tables also open into an equally attractive and more functional four-legged round table. The...

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Building Planes One at a Time

Wayne Anderson’s planes are inspiring workhorses. By: Christopher Schwarz Pages: 64-65 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers appreciate things that are well-made, fashioned by hand and extraordinarily useful. So it’s little wonder that Wayne Anderson stays quite busy. From a small basement workshop in Elk River, Minn., Anderson...