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Benchtop Table Saws grace our cover, but can they earn a place in your shop? Find out which ones make the cut as we put five models through our test. Mike Dunbar wrote the book on making Windsor chairs, and he shares with us the Windsor Shop Stool that has been in use at his school for more than twenty years. Glen Huey builds an Inlaid Bible Box. There's no doubt it's a great project, but there is doubt about the origins of its name. Finishing is a problem for many woodworkers, and Bob Flexner is the man with the answers to Five Common Finishing Problems. In our Arts & Mysteries column, Adam Cherubini works on the mystery of gluing up a Philadelphia Chippendale chair while Marc Adams looks at modern answers to similar problems in Understanding Glue: Part 2. Deneb Puchalski teaches hand plane techniques to thousands of woodworkers every year, and in his first article for Popular Woodworking he reveals one of his secrets in Tiny Teeth Tame Tear-out. All of this plus we take a road trip to see How Sandpaper is Made, your Letters and Tricks of the Trade.
Online Extras: To view the complete list of accompanying online extras, visit the Popular Woodworking October 2009 page.