The Bases

Building the mitered bases is your first task. There are several different ways you can approach this. But to me, it makes the most sense to do the inside cuts on extra-wide blanks, and then bevel the pieces to their final width. This way, you'll be more likely to end up with clean, crisp miter joints.

ROUGH WIDTH. I began by cutting the sides for each stand to rough width (4V2") and finished length from ^"-thick stock, as shown at right. A stop block clamped to the miter gauge will ensure the sides are identical in length. And then take a minute to arrange the sides for the best appearance and label them. T clearly marked the mating corners and the top edge.

DADOES. In the completed stands, the candle cup is supported by a platform that sits slightly below the windows. This ^"-thick piece is captured in dadoes cut into the four sides. So next, I swapped out the standard blade on the table saw for a }£"-wide dado blade.

The platform is located the same distance (5") from die top edge of each stand. So one setup works for the cuts on all the sides. I set the rip fence as a stop and then made the cuts with the miter gauge, paying close attention to my labels (left How-To drawing below).

CHAMFERS. Your next stop is at the router table. The top, inside edges of the sides are relieved

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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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