The CD compilation of all seven issues Popular Woodworking Magazine 2011 is now in stock at ShopWoodworking.com. Order by Tuesday, Dec. 13 and choose UPS ground, and it will get to you in time for Christmas. Or, if you choose two-day shipping, you have until Monday, Dec. 19 to get it before the 25th.
All the issues are in PDF format, bookmarked and linked for easy navigation. Plus, there’s a searchable index of the entire CD. And, we’ve made the 2011 edition DRM-free!
You’ll find dozens of furniture projects, including Michael Fortune’s contemporary and curvaceous “Three-legged Occasional Table,” Robert W. Lang’s classic “Stickley Morris Chair,” Thomas Jefferson’s “Monticello Bookcases” from Christopher Schwarz, Glen D. Huey’s “Pennsylvania Spice Box” with hidden compartments, Roy Underhill’s “Roubo Bookstand,” my Shaker coffee table in “Coffee with the Brethren,” Jeff Miller’s signature “Arch Table,” Glen’s “Southern Lady’s Desk,” Gary Rogowski’s “Jasmine Jewelry Box” and more!
Tool and shop articles include step-by-step instructions to make the “Bridge City Tools TS-2 Try Square” from BTC founder John Economaki, a report from Glen on “Carbide Spiral Cutterheads” (and why you should consider one from your joiner or planer), a period-correct (and better-than-modern) “Bowsaw Build” from Willard Anderson, a “French Tool Rack” from Chris that you can build in an afternoon, a “Shop-made Jack Plane” from John Wilson and more!
Technique articles include Marc Adams’ “A Geometry Lesson in Veneer,” Jameel Abraham shows you how to make jaw-dropping face-grain inlay in “Precision Inlay, Simple Tools,” Bob throws down the hand-tool gauntlet in “The Gottshall Block Challenge” and shows you “Five Tricks for Your Combo Square,” learn the “Secrets of the Sector” from Jim Tolpin, Rob Millard shows you how to make stunning “Diamond Banding” with a router, you’ll learn to split your own wood from Peter Follansbee in “The Best Oak Money Can’t Buy” and more!
You’ll also find lots of interesting “bathroom reads” (I have no idea what that means), including: Toshio Odate’s “A Teacup & 8 Dinner Plates,” “Make a Chair that Rocks” from Jeff Miller, “The 130 best Books on Woodworking” – you’ll get our staff picks as well as selections from 13 well-known woodworkers, Bob shows how body movements affect your woodworking in “Tai Chi & Woodworking,” Chris introduces you to a drool-worthy St. Louis shop in “Living the European Dream,” “Royal Flooring in Appalachia” tells the story of Paris parquet in a rural Virginia shop from Don Williams and more.
And of course, in every issue you’ll find Flexner on Finishing, Tricks of the Trade, an I Can Do That project that can be built in a weekend with just a few simple tools and easy-to-find materials, Design Matters from George Walker, Arts & Mysteries and more!