Jointer Plane Jointer

Here's a way to joint pieces of wood that are too short to be run safely over the jointer. Flip your hand-jointer plane upside down and clamp it in your bench vise. Now you can pass the wood over the plane to joint the edge. It's a good idea to use a push stick so that you don't nip your fingers on the blade. I make a base from 3 *-in. plywood, two J bolts and a length of perforated iron strapping. If you can't find J bolts, you can open up the loops of cycbolts. I find that one strap is...

Gap Free Miters

Modern Miter Joint Jermany Furniture

Do you shy away from miters for fear of gaps and inaccuracies Because of its two-faced design. Woodcraft's new, right-angle miter gauge makes miters clean and accurate every time. Each face is ground a precise 90 to the other. Instead of interrupting your work to reset the gauge, you simply slide your stock to the gauge's other face making inaccuracies disappear. This miter gauge comes with a 20-in. support fence and an adjustable flip stop for precise length cuts. You can buy a longer support...

Sander

Garage Door Track Detail Drawings

Hen I opened the doors of my cabinet shop for business. I was well-equipped except for one thing a stroke sander. It's not the sort of thing the average craftsman longs for a good tablesaw or jointer is probably higher on the wish list. But I'd used stroke sanders in school and in shops where I'd worked and fell in love with them. These large, stationary, belt sanders are incredibly efficient for sanding everything from table-tops to cabinet frames. Stroke sanders have a wide abrasive belt,...

Basic Bureau With a Shaker Flair

French Cleat Shakers

Assemble the frames one at a time using a jig made from plywood and scrap boards. After gluing the side and center frame members to a front or back piece, set the assembly face down on the jig to align and square the frame. Assemble the frames one at a time using a jig made from plywood and scrap boards. After gluing the side and center frame members to a front or back piece, set the assembly face down on the jig to align and square the frame. Dado and rabbet frame assembles to sides. Rabbets...

Shooting Board

Woodworker Plane Archive Photos

The shooting board b a simple Jig that guides the plane to ensure straight, square cuts. The shooting board b a simple Jig that guides the plane to ensure straight, square cuts. on't feel bad if you can't saw the end of a board perfectly square or cut a perfect miter. And vou are not a klutz if you can't plane an edge that is both straight and square. I have met few people who can. For precision jointing, many woodworkers rely on jointers and sanding disks. For these basic jobs I prefer...

Marriage of Whimsy and Precision

Whirligig Scroll Saw

BY NICK ENGLER AND MARY JANE FAVORITE here is, perhaps, no other form of folk art quite so typically American as the whirligig. This simple wind toy evolved long before the discovery of the New World you can find references to ' vhirlvegigs in medieval manuscripts. But nowhere were they quite as popular as in America. From our beginnings, we were a nation of tinkerers and inventors and these miniature wind-driven machines struck a chord in our collective soul. Just as the intricate lines of a...

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Rout the Insert and the Hole With Just One Template

Router Bit Patterns Chart

Decorative shapes or practical patches, a router makes Inlay work fast and accurate. The right bit and guide-bushing combination lets you rout the hole and the insert with the same template. hen the need arises to inlay one piece of wood into another, there are a great many methods and tools that will work. When I'm faced with an inlay job especially one that involves multiples of the same shape I reach for a router. With a template the shape of your inlay and the right combination of router...