February 2007 #160

Popular Woodworking February 2007 issueYou won’t see authentic projects like this in any other magazine.

Our cover project for the February 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking is an adaptation of a Greene and Greene side table.

We also feature a method for reproducing the distinctive finger-jointed drawers on the Gamble House entry table.

Also featured is an unusual Creole table from the 18th-century. 

Michael Dunbar returns with a look at how to use traditional handscrew clamps.

Christopher Schwarz discovers a better way to sharpen scrapers.

Our Woodworking Essentials series shows you how to maximize small tool storage.

In addition, we have a new biscuit joiner manual that will show you how to use this tool effectively.

All of this plus our regular features: I Can Do That, Flexner on Finishing and Arts & Mysteries.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras for this issue are found here.

Out of the Woodwork: A Dovetail a Day

The 30-day workout program that promises you tight tails and no split ends. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 104 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now I was on our local swim team as a child, and I was an embarrassment to my pool, my parents and mammals in...

Flexner on Finishing: Test to Find a Durable Finish

A few sample boards can save you from future finishing headaches. By Bob Flexner Pages: 100-101 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now Finish manufacturers targeting the furniture industry and large professional finish shops provide a lot of information about their products. Unfortunately, the manufacturers who target amateur...

At the Lathe: Turn a Natural-edge Bowl

Get clean cuts and a nice finish from a challenging piece of material. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 90-94 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now A natural-edge bowl is one of the iconic forms of modern woodturning, and it is still a great way to show off a...

Pens for Peacekeepers

The gift of a handwritten letter shows appreciation for Canadian forces. By Jim Shaver Pages: 86-87 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now About two years ago I was selling some of my woodworking and pens at a craft show. After the show, I had several pens left...

Understanding Handscrews

These oft-forgotten clamps are capable of finesse, great force and securing work at odd angles. By Michael Dunbar Pages: 80-84 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now Woodworkers use clamps for all sorts of purposes – to create pressure when gluing, to secure parts during assembly, to hold...

A New Manual for Biscuit Joiners

The 27 time-tested techniques to tame this often-tricky tool. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 74-79 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now The biscuit joiner is one of those tools that promises to make life so much easier. The ability to make relatively strong joints quickly and easily...

Creole Table

Born on a bayou, this sought-after American table is spiced with both French and Canadian influences. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 66-73 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now Until recently, Creole-style furniture was a bit obscure, known mostly to a handful of furniture collectors who specialized in pieces...

Greene & Greene Drawers

How to build the exquisite finger joints from a Gamble House classic. By David Mathias Pages: 61-65 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now ?One test of a design is how well it ages. Great designs are timeless and visually stunning: the Chrysler building, the 1962 Ferrari 250...