June 26, 2007

Popular Woodworking – August 2007 – Review

pop_woodworking_aug07.jpgThis month’s Popular Woodworking just showed up and it’s another winner. Lots of cool articles, tips, tricks, and projects for all skill level woodworkers. This issue even has the first installment of a new column, “Jig Journal,” which, according to Christopher Schwartz, Editor of the magazine, is “not your typical woodworking jig column with Rube Goldberg gizmos. These are jigs designed to be used everyday.”

For projects, this issue features a canted wall box (for beginners), a nice tusk-tenon book rack (for intermediates), a great Shaker Clock (for the advanced among you), and a foot-powered lathe (for the insane inventor-types out there). There is also a good article on dust collection, one on plane wicks, and a very cool piece on The College of the Redwoods, the woodworking school founded by James Krenov.

The new jig column describes how to make and use a simple table saw tenon jig. Like everything else in this magazine, the writing is detailed, yet easy to understand.

The Tool Test section has a couple nice reviews. Of the five, by far the most interesting is the one on Bridge City’s Variable-Pitch Plane. The Plane is beautiful and a model of precision woodworking, but since it costs about $1,500, it’s probably not for everyone.

Essentially, another good issue that’s worth picking up next time you’re at a bookstore.

Tools discussed this issue:

Subscribe to Popular Woodworking

Read More in: Magazines

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Tool Snob for all the latest news.

Posted by Doug Mahoney at June 26, 2007 5:32 AM

protool_innovation_award_2013.jpg

Recent Comments

Post a comment









Remember personal info?




Please enter the letter "x" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.

Join the Mailing List Newsletter
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Recent Reviews
Recent Comments
Michael: An extension ladder is the only piece missing from my read more
Tool Snob: Right. Well at least they aren't forced to solve a read more
Mark: Canadians are not eligible. The FIRST line of the rules read more
david: The worst piece of garbage ever is the car pocket read more
Kevin: looks pretty helpful for ladder work, windows, gutters, etc. Also read more
Site Navigation

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

HomePire

This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
All items Copyright © 1999-2014 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy