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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Tool Test: A Bigger Birdcage Awl

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 23 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Birdcage awls are outstanding and accurate tools for installing hardware. In essence, they are a boring tool: Place the tip where you want your screw and twist the tool back and forth. When you’re done, you...

Out on a Limb: When the Gospel Truth Isn’t True

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now When the package landed on my desk, my first instinct was to call the police. Inside the plain brown wrapper was a homemade book made by a reader of our magazine. In the handwritten book, the...