October 2010 Preview - Popular Woodworking Magazine

October 2010 Preview

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The October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine leaves the printer for various distribution points around the country this week, and begins to mail to subscribers next week. In the meanwhile, here’s a look at what you’ll find inside. I’ve also posted links to a few of the online extras for the articles, and you can find even more online extras at the October 2010 page.

Arts & Crafts Sideboard: Robert W. Lang designed this issue’s cover project by combining classic Arts & Crafts elements. This project started as a 3-D model for a weekend seminar, and the design became a hit in our SketchUp collection , combining details from Gustav Stickley, Harvey Ellis and Greene & Greene. Click here for the original 3-D SketchUp model, and you can click here to view the entire Popular Woodworking SketchUp collection.

Understand & Use a Bowsaw: Michael Dunbar gives you a primer on a traditional tool that is woefully misunderstood by many modern craftsmen. You’ll learn the basics of what makes a good bowsaw from the blade to the twine, and basic sawing techniques. Click here to watch a video of Dunbar using both a large and small bowsaw.

Veneer is the Future: Part 1: In this first of a series of articles, Marc Adams contends that the material used on the finest furniture of the past should be part of your woodworking future. Click to watch a video tour of the David R. Webb Veneer Mill.

Magobei’s Dining Table: Part 2: The table was mostly complete at the end of the first installment (in the August issue), but fears that the center of the table would sag over time led to an ingenious solution. Toshio Odate and his assistant, Laure Olender, add drawers below the top that incorporate Western joints and traditional Japanese design elements.

Where Does the Glue Go?: Robert W. Lang conducts an experiment under Plexiglas to investigate what happens when gluing a mortise-and-tenon joint. What it reveals leads him to adopt a new gluing technique. Click here to watch a video of the experiment.

Factory Cart Coffee Table: I show you how to build a simple reproduction of an industrial workhorse that will provide years of use in your living room.

Brooke Smith: “Design Matters” columnist George R. Walker visits the shop of designer and craftsman Brooke Smith.

Three-legged Turned Chair: Peter Follansbee shows you the secrets to an unusual 17th-century chair, and gives you the tips to conquer its challenging assembly.

Optimize a Spray Gun: Bob Flexner walks you through a simple test that reveals the ideal pressure setting for the best possible finish atomization.

Plus More: Including three tool reviews, multiple tricks, and a new glossary page of woodworking terms.

For the complete contents and links to all online extras, visit the October 2010 issue page.

If you’re not a subscriber, you can find the October 2010 issue on newsstands on August 31. But don’t forget , you’ll save money if you subscribe , so click here to subscribe today.

, Drew DePenning

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  • megan


    Adam is, indeed, busy right now. But he is writing as much as his time allows, and I recently received an article from him that we’ll be running in an upcoming issue. He’s not gone for good – promise.

  • Greg

    I have great respect for Georger Walker and Peter Follansbee, and am always interested in what they have to say, but is Adam Cherubini’s column gone for good? I know he has a day job that has taken him to unspecified far-awy (?) places, but it was his articles that persuaded me to subscribe in the first place, and I miss his contributions.

  • Matthew Walton

    OK… Just as long as y’all know what you are doing.
    And as a side note, I really love the extra issue.

  • megan


    With seven issues a year, the first six issues are on newsstands for a little less than two months (i.e. the February issue is actually Jan/Feb) and so on, up through the October issue (which is actually Sept/Oct), which is on newsstands Aug. 31 (so all of Sept. and 2/3 of Oct.). The November issue hits newsstands 10/19, and December on 11/30. This is why we always get frazzled right about now — the November issue is out of our hands in less than a month, and we just finished the October issue!

  • Matthew Walton

    Looking forward to it.
    But I was wondering, why is it that the October issue comes out in August? September I can understand, since it might count for September and October, but why in August? Is it a marketing technique that is just too far beyond my comprehension?

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