Stewartmacdonaid Base

Woodworking Joinery Techniques Old

It's no surprise if you've never heard of supplier Stewart-MacDonald. Their specialty is providing tools and supplies for guitar and musical instrument makers. As you can imagine, this kind of work demands the highest degree of accuracy. That's why Stewart-MacDonald went the extra mile with the construction of their precision router base. SOLID CONSTRUCTION. Made of nicely machined aluminum with brass height adjusters, you can dial in the depth of cut to hair-splitting levels. Of course, all...

Circular Saw to Work

With the right setup, your circular saw can be a valuable go-to tool. I would wager that you could find a portable circular sheets of plywood to taking on light joinery tasks. But saw in just about every woodworking shop. But it's in order to use your circular saw more productively, usually tucked away in a corner gathering dust. A cir- you have to overcome three challenges, cular saw is the lonely Maytag repairman of shop tools The first is achieving a smooth, clean, chip-free cut. always...

Better Glue Roller

Woodworking Joinery Techniques Old

Like a lot of woodworkers, I use a paint roller to spread glue over large surfaces. But an ordinary roller soaks up a lot of glue and it's difficult to wash out. I often end up throwing it away after only one use. So instead of using an ordinary roller cover, I cut a piece of 1V2 PVC pipe to fit over a standard paint roller cage. The pipe spreads the glue evenly and smoothly. And it doesn't waste glue. Only a thin film will stay on the pipe. When the glue dries, it peels off easily, so the...

Add The Face Frame

Face Frame Attach

Rather than assembling the face frame and thcii attaching it to the front of the case, it's best to attach the frame in pieces. This way you'll have an easier time aligning the individual pieces with the case. You can start by attaching the stiles and plinth blocks and then adding the top and bottom rails. STILES. The face frame stiles have stopped roundovers on the front edges. There's more information about routing these roundovers on page 29. Set the stiles aside after they're routed....

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Dentil Molding Table Saw

Built separately and then attached to the case. Two mounting boards hold it in place. Then the molding is wrapped around it and end caps cover the joinery on the ends. I used crown and dentil moldings to FRAME AND PANEL The frame is the accent a built-up top and complete backbone that holds die top assem-the traditional look of the book- bly together. The frame pieces are case. A hardwood frame holds the simply cut to size and assembled plywood top and provides a solid with butt joints and...

Dremel Router Base

With a street price of under 30, you get a lot for your money with Dremd's plunge router base. The impact-resistant plastic base comes with an edge guide, circle-cutting attachment, and guide bushings. As you can see in the photos below, the Dremel design looks just like a scaled-down plunge router, right down to the knobs on the handle. Dremel plunge just like a scaled-down version of a full-size plunge router base. CONNECTION. To attach the rotary tool, remove the thread cap on the end of the...