June 2005 #148

Popular Woodworking June 2005The June 2005 issue of Popular Woodworking lays out how to build a better bookcase. This one easy plan and four simple mouldings are sure to fit any style.

Have you heard of these six chisel tricks? Probably not.

Build a jig that makes box joints a snap.

We compare Lie-Nielsen and Veritas, and reveal which hand plane is right for you.

Bowl turning for beginners.

Build a beautiful Baltimore game table.

Learn about a practical shop cabinet that doesn’t require you build a single drawer.

Build a simple sawbench and shop stool that will come in handy at every stage of project construction.

Woodworking Essentials continues with Special Techniques on the Table Saw.

We put the Hitachi C12LCH compound miter saw, the AngleMag, Porter-Cable’s 12″ Dovetail Jigs and Glen-Drake’s Tite-Hammer through our Tool Test.

Don’t miss great Tricks of the Trade, Q&A and much more.

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

Out of the Woodwork: Farewell Fractions – Hello Bob

A new unit of measure attempts to trump the troublesome imperial and metric systems. By Robert Dunstan Page: 96 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now For as long as I can remember, the woodworking community has been divided between metric people and imperial (feet and inches) people....

Flexner on Finishing: The Many Faces of Varnish

Despite their names, many of your finishing products simply are a form of varnish. By Bob Flexner Pages: 90-92 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now You are surely familiar with varnish. It is one of the oldest and most widely available wood finishes, and it is a...

Arts & Mysteries: Advanced Chisel Techniques

When you know what you’re doing, chisels can be wonderfully helpful tools. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 82-86 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now If all you want to do with your chisels is adjust machine-cut joints or slice glue drips, any technique or tool will work. This...

At the Lathe: Turn Your First Bowl

Taking the time to learn a few basic cuts and moves will help you succeed. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 77-79 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Bowl turning was my first love in woodturning. There is something special about a bowl: The wonderful way the shape shows...

Great Woodshops: A Writer’s Workshop

A funky Victorian-era workspace serves as a shop for Popular Woodworking’s editor. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 74-76 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now In the basement of Steve Shanesy’s 1870s Victorian home is a woodshop. Like many of today’s 50-something woodworkers, Shanesy discovered woodworking only after...

Baltimore Card Table

Learn inlay techniques while building this beautiful accent table for your home. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 66-73 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now A beautiful demilune side table always catches your eye. Some of these tables also open into an equally attractive and more functional four-legged...

Building Planes One at a Time

Wayne Anderson’s planes are inspiring workhorses. By: Christopher Schwarz Pages: 64-65 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers appreciate things that are well-made, fashioned by hand and extraordinarily useful. So it’s little wonder that Wayne Anderson stays quite busy. From a small basement workshop in Elk...

Two Plane Makers

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Lee Valley Tools have changed woodworking with their premium hand planes. Meet the men behind the brands and learn the real differences between the tools. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 56-63 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Thomas Lie-Nielsen reaches into a cardboard box to...

A Practical Shop Cabinet

Easily organize, store and transport all your small woodworking accessories with this clever cabinet and inexpensive plastic tackle boxes – instead of drawers. By Troy Sexton Pages: 53-55 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now One of my favorite things to do when I have free time is...