October 2005 #150

Popular Woodworking October 2005Master cabinetmaker Frank Klausz has taught thousands of woodworkers to hand cut dovetails quickly and easily. His secret? Stop measuring. Learn more about this radical idea in the October 2005 issue of Popular Woodworking.

Everyone’s talking about the new Saw Stop Cabinet Saw. We spent the summer trying one out and give you our in depth report.

Make a set of display shelves and learn how to bend wood without steaming by utilizing the technique of bent lamination.

Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t design a prairie-style coffee table. Our 21st-century homage is simple to build, great looking and functional.

Shiplapped cabinet backs are a good alternative to plywood.

Our Arts & Mysteries series continues with The Secret to Sawing Fast. Learn how to use your hand saw efficiently.

Review available jigs and techniques for setting jointer and planer knives.

Woodworking Essentials begins a new series, Casework Construction: Beginning Principles.

Wood conditioner confusion is cleared up by Bob Flexner’s clear explanation and techniques.

Blacksmith and chair bodger Don Weber connects blacksmithing and woodworking in The Magic of Iron and Fire.

We show you how to run 240v and 120v circuits to your shop in Efficient Shop Wiring.

Our new feature, Ingenious Jigs, builds a great table for your drill press.

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

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The Magic of Iron & Fire

A chairmaker explains his fascination with the ancient art of blacksmithing and being able to make his own woodworking tools. By Don Weber Pages: 72-75 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now It was April of 1986, and I’d just arrived at a craft show up a long...

Shiplapped Cabinet Backs

Easy to make, shiplapped backs add a decorative element to cabinet interiors. By Scott Gibson Pages: 68-71 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Inexpensive and dimensionally stable, plywood is a nearly ideal material for the back of a cabinet. For large kitchen cabinets and built-ins, plywood also...

Prairie-style Coffee Table

An anachronism in its time, this table now fits perfectly in our homes. By David Thiel Pages: 62-66 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Frank Lloyd Wright would probably be dismayed to see a coffee table built in his Prairie furniture style. In fact he and his...

Build an Oil Wicke

Help your hand planes glide effortlessly with lubrication from a continental bench accessory. By Samuel Peterson Page: 61 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now In the countless dark and dreary woodworking shops around Europe, before modern times and machines turned them into icons of days gone by,...

Dovetails, The Pope’s Coffin and the Unidentified Craftsman

A quest to find the builder of this famous project. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Page: 52 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now The morning after Pope John Paul II’s funeral, John Darrow, Frank Klausz’s finisher, asked Klausz, “Did you see the pope’s coffin?” Klausz hadn’t. “It has...

Frank Klausz’s Final Word on Dovetails

Stop measuring and simply learn how to saw straight. By Frank Klausz Pages: 46-51 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now The dovetail is an ancient joint widely used in cathedrals, barns and Egyptian furniture. It is the right joint for many items including fine furniture, carcases, drawers...

Arts & Mysteries: The Secrets to Sawing Fast

The traditional hand saw (when wielded correctly) can size all your stock. Here’s a basic primer. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 42-45 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Hand saws were used to make some of the finest furniture ever built. They are very clearly capable of producing...

Ingenious Jigs: A Better Table for a Drill Press

Hold and guide your work like never before with this fixture that will (finally) fix your drill press. By Eric Hedberg Pages: 36-40 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now There probably isn’t any machine more ignored in my shop than my drill press. Even though I use...