Cutting An Open Mortise And Tenon

21 use this jig to cut the mortise and tenon. Make sure the upright support is perpendicular to the table and the nails are above the maximum blade height. ITo center the groove on the rails and stiles, makes two passes. The first pass is with the X side against the fence. The second pass is with the X side out. 4 To set the width of cut, clamp the rail in the jig and adjust the fence, using the panel groove as a gauge. The cut can be wider than the groove, but not narrower. 7 Adjust the fence...

Nice Enough For Jewelry Sharp Enough For Chisels

When I set out to build this case, I intended to use it to protect some of my favorite chisels. But as soon as I finished it, Cheryl walked into the shop and hinted that it was too nice for those cruddy old chisels. But wouldn't it make a terrific jewelry case Then Janet (Steve's wife) suggested, If it were just a little bigger, it would be perfect for silverware. As for the design, I wanted this case to have a slightly contemporary look sort of a straight-forward, functional appearance but...

Stones That Redefine Sharpness

A 6000-GRIT KING S-l SHIAGE TOISHI B NAGURA FOR S-l AND BLUE STONE C NATURAL BLUE STONE AO TOISHI D 1000-GRIT KING COARSE STONE TOISHI E 8000-GRIT GOLD STONE SHIAGE TOISHI A 6000-GRIT KING S-l SHIAGE TOISHI B NAGURA FOR S-l AND BLUE STONE Editor's Note In the past year or so almost every woodworking catalog in the U.S. has started to carry Japanese tools especially Japanese water stones. It's hard to recall such quick acceptance of any other new tool. But is all this excitement justified, or is...