Cutting Half Laps

If you're looking for a good, solid "meat and potatoes" joint that can be made quickly, half laps may be just the ticket. Here, we walk you through the procedure for cutting half laps, along with some shop-tested tips for getting a perfect-fitting joint.

Lantern-Base Lamp 16

This lamp has an interesting design of half-lap grids on the sides. But the real surprise comes when you turn it on. A small bulb in the base of the lamp casts a lantern-like glow.

Hall Tree 22

Home is where you hang your hat. And this hall tree makes a great home for your hat (and your coat). Plus the interlocking design will keep your guests wondering how it was put together.

Dado Blades 28

Despite the name, dado blades do a lot more than just cut dadoes. Here are some helpful tips on how to select and use this important table saw "accessory."

Storage Contest Winners 32

The envelope please... the results are in for our shop storage contest. The winners include a cut-off rack, a wall storage system and a portable storage bin.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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