Glue Joint

9 Glue eight strips together to form one 12-in. section of the top. Cauls keep the top pieces in alignment.The bench dog piece is placed second from the edge with the dadoes facing toward the front edge. Take light cuts and make sure your planer knives are sharp, to minimize tear-out. Outfeed support is essential when planing heavy stock like this. I i Clamp the 12-in. sections together one at a time. You only have one joint to worry about so make it flush. Extra effort here will pay off in the...

Fender Washer

I drill the recess for the washer with a Forstner bit and make the recess deep enough so the washer will bear against the backing board to hold everything snug. 16 American Woodworker JANUARY2004 The Leigh Dovetail Jig has it all. Hobbyist or professional, the Leigh D4 Dovetail Jig will ensure you create your best work. Versatility, precision and superb value make the Leigh Dovetail Jig better than the rest. Rout through and half-blind dovetails up to 24 wide in...

Carriage Side

6 If the box rocks, level the feet on a sheet of 80-grit sandpaper.The top of the box can be leveled in the same way, if it needs it. Follow up with finer grits. 7 Build a carriage to support the box while cutting the corner slots for the keys. Screw temporary 90-degree blocks to the carriage sides and use the blocks to position the seat boards so their beveled ends just touch. Remove the 90-degree blocks before using the carriage. glue is dry you can level the feet (if they need it) on a piece...

Info

A s the holidays approach, my thoughts turn to how I can weasel out of gift JL JL shopping. And this year I have the perfect scheme While the malls are jammed with poor saps, I'll be in my shop blissfully building these boxes for everyone on my list. When they marvel at the elegant keyed joinery at the corners, I won't mention how fast and easy these boxes are to make. Making the jigs and resawing lumber takes a few hours, but once you're set up you can churn out three or four boxes in a day....

Hole For Lamp Base

If you have an original Small Shop Tip, send it to us with a sketch or photo. If we print it, you'll get 100 Send your tip to Small Shop Tips, American Woodworker, 2915 Commers Drive, Suite 700, Eagan, MN 55121 or e-mail to Submissions can't be returned and become our property upon acceptance and payment. We may edit submissions, and use them in all print and electronic media. C4 carbide teeth are precision ground for an exceptionally smooth finish U-ltra-sharp cutting edges dramatically reduce...

Foot

3 Create feet on the sides and end by using a 3 4-in. straight bit in your router table. Set up a pair of stop blocks to limit the length of the cut.To prevent the grain from chipping out at the feet, make three passes, raising the bit about 1 8 in. after each pass. Built Crosscut Sled, AW 75, October 1999, page 38 (for reprints, see page 3). Cut the parts for the ends and sides and make an extra set to test your machine setups later on. Next cut the dadoes in the ends and sides for the bottom...

Drill

This drill caddy is compact, yet big enough to hold your cordless drill, an extra battery, and all the tools and fasteners you'll need for any installation project. a holster for your cordless drill, a space for a drill index, magnetic bit holders and a removable storage box for fasteners. Tired of rummaging around your shop to find what you need to hang a picture or put up a shelf This drill caddy will stow your cordless drill, and neatly organize and store everything you need for any...