Modern Cabinetmaker

This visible decorative pull is made using an ordinary dovetail bit. The entire length of the door's inner edge can be used as a pull. I used a shop-made template as a guide to create a circular design in the middle to complement the cabinet's modern look. Use a router with a guide bushing to follow the template. The template can be made in whatever shape you choose. 1 chose a circle to add some interest to the simple shape of the cabinet. I used a handheld router so I could easily see when the...

Pride

1 w Clean the corners by paring from _J_ the end. Then pare from above, as in the last step, to release the shaving. Your tails are now perfectly straight, smooth and square to the board's face. They almost look machine-made 1 ft Prepare the pin board to make very fine layout lines easier to see. Coat its end _LO with a primer coat of shellac or varnish, followed by white correction fluid. Primer prevents the white fluid from penetrating into the end grain. 1 ft Prepare the pin board to make...

Ibeams

I-beams provide a flat, strong surface to work on. They are great to have around the shop and are very easy to build. It only takes one sheet of plywood to make a pair of them. Mill eight 3 4 x 5-3 4 x 96-in. pieces out of birch piywood. Glue and screw the middle boards together first. After the glue is dry, trim a little off the edges to make sure the two parts are perfectly flush with each other. Complete the I-beams by gluing and screwing the top and bottom parts to the middle parts. Sight...