October 2006 #157

Popular Woodworking October 2006 issueThis October 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking, we’ve assembled an amazing group of woodworking talent.

Troy Sexton reveals his tricks for mastering the jigsaw.

Frank Klausz gives us three wonderful ways to create through mortise and tenon joints.

Michael Dunbar makes his Popular Woodworking debut and tells us how he goes about avoiding mistakes.

Master carver David Calvo also joins us for the first time and gets us started with the bare bones of carving.

Our Woodworking Essentials begins a new series, Setting Up Shop: The Right Location.

Adam Cherubini takes a close look at the mystery of saw teeth in his Arts & Mysteries hand tool column.

Bill Hylton gives his methods for making breadboard ends.

Our I Can Do That column has a great bench that you can make from dimensional lumber in just a few hours.

Bob Flexner reflects on sheen in his finishing column.

Judy Ditmer in At the Lathe give essential maintenance techniques.

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

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Out of the Woodwork: Sawdust in the Soup

Get your daily fiber requirements with just one crosscut. By Kate McDonald Page: 96 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The ad read: “3 bdrms, 1-1/2 baths, needs TLC.” More than a fixer-upper, this house was a down-and-outer of the first degree. My mom, my son and...

Flexner on Finishing: Some Reflections on Sheen

Understanding how sheen works allows you to control the gloss on your finishes. By Bob Flexner Pages: 90-91 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now One of the most important qualities of a finish when it comes to appearance is sheen. A finish can vary from a gloss...

At the Lathe: Lathe Maintenance Techniques

Regular attention to a few simple procedures will keep you turning smoothly. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 82-84 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now A lathe, like any other piece of woodworking equipment, is exposed to wood shavings, dust and other substances as well as general wear and...

Power-tool Joinery: Breadboard Ends Keep Tops Flat

This traditional joint ensures the only cup on your tabletop will have coffee in it. By Bill Hylton Pages: 78-80 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The breadboard end is a traditional device for preventing a broad panel such as a tabletop from cupping. It is a...

Avoiding Mistakes

Improve your accuracy by changing your marking, measuring and working habits. In short: Be bold and consistent. By Michael Dunbar Pages 73-77 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now After seeing me help a student recover from a mistake while building a chair, someone in the class will...

Draw-leaf Game Table

This two-for-one table adds space for extra players without disturbing anything on the tabletop. By Glen Huey Pages: 66-72 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now I was asked to design and build a gaming table. For me that is a table for playing pinochle or euchre, or...

Almost-forgotten Handsaw Tricks

How to clear your line of sawdust without blowing yourself dizzy. Plus, learn how to mark accurate 90° and 45° lines without a square. By Carl Bilderback Pages: 64-65 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Note: This article has now been reprinted here. About 35 years ago...

Pleasant Hill Shaker Miniature Chest

Reproductions may have room for improvement. By Kerry Pierce Pages: 58-63 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Furniture reproductions are never exactly like the originals on which they’re based. In some cases, that’s because the skill and artistry of the reproducer don’t measure up to the skill...

Bare Bones of Carving

A master carver looks at essential tools and sharpening techniques. By David Calvo Pages: 53-57 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now In 1979, after five years of college and with a philosophy degree in my hand, I was heading to interview for my first job as a...