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We test six Compact 12v Drill-drivers to see which one bores and screws the best, plus we announce 2009's Best New Tools. The large Shaker-inspired Bibliophile's Bookcase provides plenty of storage and Mario Rodriguez shows a clever way to do Seamless Curved Panel Glue-ups. Toolmakers John Economaki and Ron Hock share special tributes to the seminal woodworkers Sam Maloof and James Krenov. Let your project take flight as you Build a Boomerang and learn how to safely size your small work on well-made Shooting Boards. Bob Flexner explains why Gel Varnish is an (almost) perfect compromise, and Adam Cherubini shows how examining a period spice chest reveals many woodworking lessons that are Hidden in Plain Sight. Our I Can Do That project is a Recycling Station and this issue's Tool Test features the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw. Marc Spagnulolo shows you how to Get the Most From Your Router and our Jig Journal features Coping at the Router Table. Plus Letters, Tricks of the Trade, Out on a Limb and more!
Online Extras: To view the complete list of accompanying online extras, visit the Popular Woodworking December 2009 page.