The December 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking focuses on turning. We pick the best mini-lathes and offer two holiday turning projects – Judy Ditmer’s spindle ornaments and Dale Nish’s birdhouse ornaments.
Find smart storage for small shops with six superior toolbox solutions.
Learn how to build a Shaker bench – an easy heirloom.
We pick the best new tools of 2004.
Check out these two simple jigs to make cutting and routing small parts easy.
Discover six strategies for smooth-fitting, wicked-tight sliding dovetails.
Visit the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
An easy-to-build, contemporary torsion-box desk is detailed.
Woodworking Essentials continues with basic table saw joinery.
We put Rob Cosman’s “Rough to Ready” video, Craftsman’s Twin Cutter and Starrett’s ProSite Protractor through our Tool Test.
Learn how to fight evil alien technology.
Plus, Tricks of the Trade, Q&A and much more.
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