April 2007 #161

Popular Woodworking April 2007 issueOur cover project for the April 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking is a set of the ever-popular barrister bookcases. What sets our version apart? It’s simple to build.

Our I Can Do That project is a reproduction of a Shaker set of shelves.

Adam Cherubini shows how stock was prepared in the 18th-century.

Michael Dunbar reveals his methods for sensible and inexpensive sharpening.

Bob Flexner details his methods for repairing chairs.

Scott Gibson continues our Woodworking Essentials series with an in-depth article on material storage.

Glen Huey details his methods and recipes for achieving classic American furniture finishes.

We present full instructions for building a reversible lathe chuck.

As always, we answer your questions and letters, share our readers’ Tricks of the Trade and continue to bring you the solid information to build your skills.

Detailed article previews are below. Online extras can be found here.

Out of the Woodwork: Old-school Persimmon Driver

Louisville Golf keeps links tradition alive – and with a satisfying thwack. By Don Weber Page: 96 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now I’ve been a woodworker for more than 40 years and a golfer for the past 14. When I was growing up in Wales, there...

Power-tool Joinery: Beaded Face Frames

Discover how to join rails and stiles when you just can’t cope. By Bill Hylton Pages: 90-92 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Sticking is the profile cut on the edge of a frame’s rails and stiles. These days, we generally cut such profiles on the router...

At the Lathe: Tiny Goblets

Miniature turnings are perfect projects for trying out new techniques. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 82-84 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now These little goblets are fun and easy projects, though the ring(s) on the stem may make them a bit more challenging. Because they’re small and relatively...

A Review: Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture

A welcome exploration of the Western Shaker community. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 78-79 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now The untold story of the birth, death and resurrection of a Kentucky Shaker community is revealed by Kerry Pierce in his new book, “Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture”...

Finishing Formulas

Some woodworkers keep a tight lid on their recipes, but we pour it all out. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 70-77 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Some say that finishing can be a “ruination of a nicely built piece of furniture.” Well, to build that piece...

Regluing Doweled Chairs

Practical methods to fix the common wobbly chair. By Bob Flexner Pages: 64-69 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now As a woodworker, you must be asked now and then to reglue loose chair joints. Chairs are the most abused of all furniture and also among the most...

Barrister Bookcases

We’ve rethought this classic with techniques so simple even a beginner can do it! By Glen D. Huey Pages: 56-63 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Almost everyone likes the look of barrister bookcases. But what makes them so appealing? I think there are a number of...

Longworth Chuck

This jig helps you easily reverse your work for base turning. By Garrett Lambert Pages: 53-55 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Properly finished bowls never reveal how the turner mounted them. However, traditional methods for reversing a bowl to turn the base involve a lot of...