NOTE: Width of key equals width of dado blade

Attach jig to miter gauge with screws

DESIGN FIRST. The starting point for making molding is to determine your design. Begin by drawing a simple layout of the blocks and spaces, keeping them in proportion to your project. Then you can build the jig to suit the design-

In most cases, you'll want the molding to have a full block on each end, so you'll need to account for this in the design. (The bookcasc is an exception. I trimmed the ends of the molding at a half space so the pattern was continuous when two bookcases stood side-by-side.)

BUILDING THE JIG. Once you've finalized the design of the molding, you can move on to building the jig. The place to start here is the fence. I used plywood, but MDF is ^ also a good choice. You can ait the fence to the dimensions shown in the drawing at left.


Dentil molding has been a staple of fine furniture for ccnturies, Characterized by a series of regularly-spaced blocks, dentil molding has its roots in architectural design. From stone construction to interior ceiling molding, the dentil pattern eventually found its way into furniture design- (The bookcase on page 30 features one example.) And the good news is, you can easily make dentil molding for your projects at the table saw with a simple jig.

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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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