Bsk

Like a lot of people, when I began woodworking, I used pine for nearly all my projects, and with good reason. Pine is readily available, not too expensive, and is easy to work with. But when it comes to finishing, I've found pine to be one of the most troublesome of all woods. I still remember how my first few attempts at staining pine left the wood looking blotchy and muddy. It wasn't until much later that I learned why this was so. It has to do with the nature of the wood itself. Pine, like...

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Chimney Cupboard Project

2 After adjusting depth stop to set depth of mortise, drill out waste and clean up sides and ends with a chisel. 3 To set blade height for making shoulder cut of tenon, raise blade to bottom of groove cut in door stile. IUse a dado blade to cut a centered, V '-wide groove on the edge of each rail and stile of the door. Cutting a groove along the inside edges of the rails and stiles of a door is a great way to hold a raised panel. But it also creates a slight problem. Since the groove runs along...