Chisel Plane

Solf-centenng drill bits are the best way to locate screws in hardware. The tapered nose of the bit nestles into the countersunk screw hole in the hardware. Just run the drill and push the bit into your work. The pilot hole is perfectly centered every time. Various sizes are available to match the size of the screws you're using. Source Woodcraft Supply. (800) 535-4482. wwwwoodcraft.com Set 0< three self-centering bits. 5 64 in 7 64 In. and 9 64 to., 16140. S29 Sourcos Woodcraft Supply. (8001...

Gauge Block

How many shims does it lake to make a perfect-fitting dado You could figure it out with calipers and math, hut it's much easier to use a gauge block. The ga.ige block is the exact thickness of a dado made without shims For undersize 3 4< in. plywood, make a gauge block that's 11 16 in. thick. Confirm die gauge block's thickness by fitting it into an I I 16-in.dado, Place the block next to a piece of the 3 4-in. plywood. Stack shuns, one by one, on top ol the block until the slack is even with...

Spade Foot

Advanced jointer techniques yield smooth, consistent tapers. iter I learned to cut tapered legs on the jointer, I never went back to my handsaw or tablcsaw. Legs cut on the jointer take less time and, best of all, require a whole lot less sanding. This is especially true with the sjxidc-foot design in which the jointer's cutterhead automatically creates the sweep above the spade foot. The same leg cut on a handsaw would require hand shaping and sanding to finish the profile. All three legs...