In “City Sideboard,” the cover story for the April 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, Mario Rodriguez builds a versatile sideboard suitable for the cramped urban apartment. The spare design is a little bit updated Shaker, and a little bit James Krenov. In “Quarter Columns,” Charles Bender teaches you an alternative technique to manufacture this elegant decorative addition – instead of using a lathe, you’ll use a router. Tom Calisto teaches you how to join oblique sides with through dovetails in “Compound-angle Dovetails,” which he uses in a small, handled tote. Christopher Schwarz discusses the resurgent industry in woodworking vises and holdfasts, along with reviews of the tools, in “A Workholding Renaissance.” In “Greene & Greene Inlay,” David Mathias explores the intricacies of inlays unique to each and every piece of custom-made Greene & Greene furniture. Learn how to cut perfect coves with a novel use of the table saw in “Cove Cuts on the Table Saw,” by Gary Rogowski. In “Design a Trestle Table,” famed woodworker Graham Blackburn discusses the elements of this classic style of table, and shows you how to build both a basic version and an advanced model.
In this month’s tool test, we take a look at the “Powermatic PM1500 Band Saw,” the “Hock Tools Scratch Stock,” and the “Bosch Trim Router Plunge Base.”
In this month’s Design Matters, the Windsor form survives trial by fire in “A Chairmaker’s Design Lessons.” Woodworking Essentials asks you to double-check your methods in “Measure, Mark & Layout.” Flexner of Finishing demonstrates “5 Tricks for a Silk-smooth Finish.” And finally Peter Franks talks about his pathological habits in “A Woodworking Disorder.”