Popular Woodworking 2003-08 № 135, страница 5

Popular Woodworking 2003-08 № 135, страница 5


32 Building Shaker Oval Boxes

Many people are charmed by the simple curves and utility of the classic Shaker oval box. They are easier to make than you think - once you know the tricks. By John Wilson

42 Installing Drawer Slides

Commercial metal drawer slides can help your next project have perfectly fitted drawers that glide like they're on air. Here are the tricks you need to know to install two common styles of slides.

68 10-Drawer Tool Chest

Get your tools organized with this handsome, one-weekend chest. Believe it or not, the joinery is mostly screws. By Jim Stack

74 Entry-level Plunge Routers

Features once reserved for expensive routers are trickling down to tools costing $125 and less. We run five models through the gauntlet and tell you how they do.

48 Lusting for Lumber

To buy wood intelligently you need to know two things: where to find the stuff and what to ask for. We give you leads on where to look and a crash course in the language of lumber.

54 Arts & Crafts Bookcase

Store a small library in this turn-of-the-century reproduction. Because it knocks down in minutes, this bookcase is perfect for students or anyone on the move.

60 16 Dumbest Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. Check out our list of the 16 most common (and avoidable) mistakes, and find out how to steer clear of them next time you're in the woodshop.


Shaker oval boxes

intimidate many


needlessly. We show

you everything you

need to get started

in this fascinating and

rewarding project.

Cover photo by Al Parrish


6 Out on a Limb

Hot on the Trail

of Hardwoods

8 Letters

Mail from readers

12 Q & A

We answer readers'

most difficult questions

86 Caption

the Cartoon

Win 20 clamps from

Penn State

88 Out of the


When Possums Attack

by Walt Akers



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