The workbench is often called the largest tool in the shop. That’s why the June 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking features workbenches.
In our Woodworking Essentials series on setting up your shop, we lay out the rules that will help you pick the best bench features for the way you work.
We put two-base router kits in the hands of a professional woodworker and turn him loose to find his favorite.
Mario Rodriguez details the techniques for veneering with hot hide glue.
Michael Dunbar presents a primer on using handplanes.
Glen Huey builds a reproduction sugar chest.
Troy Sexton shares the secrets for a finish that looks centuries old.
Detailed article previews are below. Online extras can be found here.