Our cover story for the April 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is a James Krenov-style Cherry Wall Cabinet from Editor Matthew Teague that's constructed with tapered sliding dovetails. Plus, you'll discover how to easily (and properly) install knife hinges. Steve Shanesy, senior editor, shares his plans for a durable no-fuss Drill Press Table that costs little in time or materials. Christopher Schwarz, contributing editor, builds a cypress Charleston Table that straddles the 17th and 18th centuries in its form and joinery details. You'll discover The How & Why of Cutlists from Robert W. Lang, executive editor, as he shares his thoughts on how learning to read measured drawings and making your own cutlists will make you a better woodworker. Plus, uncover the secrets of Roy Underhill's puzzle mallet in It's a Mystery. and build one to confound and amaze your friends.
In this month's Tool Test, we take a look at Liogier Hand-cut Rasps, Bessey Auto-adjust Toggle Clamps, a Moxon Vise from Philadelphia Furniture Workshops and the Kreg Shelf-pin Jig. In Design Matters, George R. Walker delves into ornamentation in "Over the Top." Adam Cherubini presents "Boarded Furniture Essentials" in Arts & Mysteries. Our I Can Do That column is a set of period "Hanging Shelves" from Megan Fitzpatrick, managing editor. Bob Flexner shares his thoughts on "Alternative Paint Strippers" in Flexner on Finishing. In his first article for the magazine, Erick T. Gatcomb writes about "Tradition Embraced" for End Grain. And of course, you'll find Letters and Tricks of the Trade.