Trimming Large Panels

Triming Tables

It directs the saw lenges of building the kitchen table on page 29 is squaring up the table top. Ripping it to final width on the table saw is no problem since the sides are straight The problem comes in trimming the ends. It's nearly impossible to crosscut the uneven ends on the table saw. The table top is just too big for the miter gauge to hold. To solve this problem, I turned to a technique normally used for breaking down large sheets of plywood a circular...

Classic Tabletops

Table Top Overhang

One of the most noticeable parts of a table is, of course, the top. An easy-way to give a table its own interesting look is with a top that's a bit unique. So for each table base, I tried a little different approach to the top. For the maple sofa table I tried something old a top made from individual boards fastened together with cleats and woodscrews. It's a great style and it's easy to build. A kitchen table needs a large, functional (and easily cleaned) surface that will hold up to some...

Dining Table Drawer Option

Table Draws With Force Bottoms

NOTE Runners are glued and screwed to guide rails each piece. Reassembling the apron top and two ends will create the opening and the grain of the apron and drawer will appear seamless. guide rail assemblies. Once the table base is assembled, the pieces for the guide rail assemblies can be cut to size, joined and added to the base as shown in the drawing below. build the drawers. The final step is to build the two drawers. These are identical in size and construction to the drawer in Fig. 8 on...

Hanger Bolt Driving Options

Extra Large Train Table

FIRST Glue ' and screw plywood fence to extra-wide hardboard base., FIRST Glue ' and screw plywood fence to extra-wide hardboard base., for cutting a straight line, and it makes a reference edge so you know exactly where the saw will cut. To make an edge guide, start with an extra-wide base of W hardboard, then glue and screw on a plywood fence. Finally, use the fence as a guide for the saw and trim away the waste to create the reference edge (Fig. 1). 0

One Bit Locking Rabbet

A new way to make a tried and true joint. 9 n woodworking it's easy to get into JL a rut. But often there's a reason. You tend to stick with what works. That's why, when I have to build drawers for a project, more often than not I'll return to the trusted locking rabbet joint for the joinery. It makes a strong drawer and I've always liked the way it looks. A dado blade on the table saw has generally been my tool of choice to cut this joint. But recently I came across a new way to make this...

Box Template Pattern

Ice Damming Soffit

When planing the stock for the indexing plates used for the top and bottom, attach the stock to a plywood carrier with double-sided tape. The plywood supports the thin stock as it's planed preventing it from getting chewed up by the force of the planer knives. When planing the stock for the indexing plates used for the top and bottom, attach the stock to a plywood carrier with double-sided tape. The plywood supports the thin stock as it's planed preventing it from getting chewed up by the force...

Three Routed Gift Boxes

Heirloom Boxes

What do these three beautiful boxes have in common Each of them features a simple template routing technique. Around this time of year, I'm always on the lookout for k small, simple projects to build as gifts for friends and family. And the three unique boxes shown in the photo above are perfect examples. What makes them perfect For one, they don't require a lot of time or material to make. You could probably make them all from pieces of wood leftover from some of your other projects. Each of...

Tool Closeup Tray

Homemade Scroll Saw Accessories

The bit I chose for making the boxes is called a tray or dishing bit. At first glance, it looks like a core box bit with a bearing. But there are a few dif ferences. For one, this is a pretty large bit with a diameter of 1M. Second, the end of the bit is flat instead of rounded like a core box bit. This means that the bit can rout a flat bottom in a recess much easier. The result is a smooth surface that needs very little sanding when you're done. Because of its large size, it's a good idea to...

Valet Tray Template

NOTE All corners match radius of tray bit featured on page 7 NOTE Enlarge 315 for full size template NOTE Enlarge 315 for full size template Ordinarily, breadboard ends are attached to a solid-wood panel with a tongue and groove or mortise and tenon joint. But since the panel in the oak dining room table on page 30 is plywood, it calls for something a little different Here, the breadboard ends are attached to the plywood slab with V4 hardboard splines. Hie splines provide additional glue area...

Oval Shape Template For Jewellery

Bowl Routing Woodsmith

The first of the boxes, the jewelry box, is the most unusual of the three. With its oval shape and wing-like lids, it also seems a lot more complex, but as you'll see, there isn't anything unusual about building it. There are only four parts to the jewelry box. The body is made of one piece of l1 1''-thick hardwood. A pair of bean-shaped compartments are routed in it to hold the jewelry. Two matching swivel lids enclose the compartments, and a center divider serves as a lid stop. making the...

Breadboardind

A large dining table needs a top with a little bit of style. Something maybe just a bit more formal, and with a little more detail than a table for everyday use. But to match the simple look of the base for the oak dining table you don't want to get carried away I think the breadboard-end top in the photo above hits the nail on the head. Breadboard end construction has been used on tabletops for a long NOTE Side fillers are made in two pieces NOTE Side fillers are made in two pieces Depth of...

Template Routing Perfect Every Time

With a special bit and a simple template, you can hollow out almost any shape. Oval Jewelry Box 10 A graceful, oval shape, brass feet and swiveling lids make this an elegant place to keep beautiful jewelry. Secret-Compartment Box 14 This classic-looking box features a laminated body of contrasting woods and two compartments one of them is a secret. Dresser-Top Valet 16 A divided-tray top and a small drawer make this box the perfect place to keep your everyday...

Traditional Knock Down Table Base

Table Saw Outfeed Table Plans

Learn the age-old secret to a strong, easy-to-build table base. You won't believe how quickly you can put together a great table. Heirloom Tables 22 Starting with one master technique, you can build three classic tables that look great in almost any room of the house. Antique Pine Finish 32 Want your pine project to have that warm, aged-pine color It's not hard to do we'll show you how. One-Bit Locking Rabbet 34 With one router bit and a simple setup, you can make building a strong drawer a...