We all make mistakes. But too often, we make the same mistake over and over again because we don’t even know we have a problem. In this November 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking, we point out 33 big mistakes that plague your projects – and show you how to avoid them.
A ruler (yup, a ruler) slashes your sharpening time.
A secret weapon to fix your damaged finishes.
A classic Shaker tripod table that uses a simpler joint for sturdy legs.
Join Christopher Schwarz on his journey as he builds a Welsh stick chair.
Learn why you need a rasp.
Build a $10 table saw tenon jig.
Lonnie Bird offers tips for better glue joints.
Tune-up your auger bits.
Woodworking Essentials continues with everything you need to know about buying, using and maintaining your saw blades.
Learn the basic moves to sharpen your set of lathe tools.
Test your layout tools.
We put the Veritas Low-Angle Jack Plane, a new miter gauge from Kreg and an ingenious splitter through our tool test.
Plus, Tricks of the Trade, Q&A and much more.
Check out previews of each article below. Online extras can be found here.