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The second board in the same manner that you cut them in the first. When you fit the boards together, the fingers and notches should interlock, and the edges of both boards should be flush. If the joint is too light, move the stop toward the dado cutter slightly. If its too loose, move it away. size stop. This will enable you to cut different sizes of finger joints. x 1V2 1 Carriage Boct Washer, 4 Wing Nut (2 Reg> d) This jig will evenly space notches as you cut them, allowing you to make...

Dowel Joints

A dowel spans a joint inside the wood, tying the two adjoining members together. One or both ends of the dowel may be visible. A visible dowel is simple to install. First, glue the adjoining members together. Drill a hole (the same diameter as the dowel) through the first member and either part way into or through the second. Coat the dowel and the inside of the dowel hole with glue, then drive the dowel into the hole before the glue sets. Wait for the glue to dry, and sand the visible end (or...

Finger Joint Boxes

Different Types Wood Joints

Just as most craftsmen consider mortises and tenons the best choice for connecting rails to stiles, legs to aprons, and for other frame joinery, they favor interlocking joints for assembling the sides of boxes, drawers, and chests what is commonly referred to as box joinety. There is an important difference between these two types of joinery Mortises and tenons join boards whose wood grain is oriented to shrink and swell in different directions. Interlocking joints, on the other hand, connect...

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Nail Join Wood

To increase the strength of end-grain glue joints, paint the end grain with a thin coat of glue and wait about half an hour. Apply another coat of glue this time, apply it as thick as you would normally and clamp the parts together. The first thin coat prevents the end grain from absorbing the second coat, resulting in an even and continuous glue bond. However, don't rely on end-grain glue joints alone when strength is important. can make is long grain to long grain with the grain parallel 1 ....

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Miter Saw Measuring Devise

For joinery cuts, use a saw blade that leaves as smooth a surface as possible. You have several good choices. Hollow-ground planer blades top make an extremely smooth cut. However, they require more projection than other blades the teeth must completely clear the work as you cut, or the blade will burn the wood For this reason, they don't work well on radial arm saws. Carbide-tipped combination blades bottom with 40 teeth or more are smooth-cutting, require minimal projection, and can be used...

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When drilling a row of overlapping square holes, you must make the cuts in the proper sequence. Drill the ends of the mortise first, then go back and remove the waste between them. Ideally, the overlapping portion of the holes should be no more than one-quarter the width of the chisel otherwise, the chisel may drift in the cut. There are also many ways to make a tenon. Again, here are three of the easiest. Many woodworkers prefer to make tenons on a table saw with an ordinary blade. First, cut...

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Plainsawn Wood

On the average, the moisture content of wood changes 1 percent for every 5 percent change in the relative humidity. This movement, although it may seem slight, is extremely important to woodworkers. To see why, try this experiment Using waterproof glue, attach a small, narrow board to a wide one so the grain directions are perpendicular. Set this assembly outside on a rainy day and the boards will separate, despite the waterproof glue. As the wide board expands in the opposite direction of the...

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Mortise And Tenon How Make

Woodworkers, such as chairmakers who depend on mortise-and-tenon joints, sometimes keep a dehumidifier in their shop to make it drier than the surrounding environment. Once inside the shop, wood shrinks slightly. When a completed project is returned to normal humidity, the tenons swell in the mortises, making the joints tighter. extremely versatile joint, and many forms have evolved for various purposes. In the through mortise and tenon 1 , the tenon passes completely through the mortised...

Dado Set Up

Router Circle Cutting Guide

The slope of the stock's face, as measured from horizontal. t For the proper saw arm setting, subtract the angle shown on the chart from 90. If you make many miter cuts, you may tire of constantly readjusting your miter gauge to the proper angle. Instead, you can set this jig to any angle between 70 and 30 degrees approximately , then leave it so it's always ready to go. And if you regularly cut several miter angles, build several jigs and set each to the appropriate angle. The sliding table...

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For 5E TKetuLT5 m JfBji j9 amp I When removing the waste from between the jj pins of half-blind dovetails, its difficult to reach 1 into the corners with ordinary paring chisels. Pur- ' 1 chase two extra ' 2-inch chisels and regrind the 1 1 li V M cutting edges so each chisel has a 15-degree skew. ,, F JJ'i B One chisel should skew to the right, and the other to the left. This will enable you to reach into the gftJH ,1 corners on both sides of each notch. Note Some woodworkers prefer to use a...

Four Ways To Joining Wood

Of these three operations, however, fitting is the most essential. You can join wood without glue or nails, but not without fitting. Even a simple butt joint requires that you cut one board to fit flush against the surface of another. Gluing and fastening are important and I'll refer to them from time to time but fitting is the essence of joiner 7. Most of this text focuses on how to fit four basic types of joints See Figure 1-2 Simple joints, such as dadoes and rabbets, require only a few...

Chisel Cut Wood

Dozuki saw, cut the sloping cheeks down to the baseline. If you wish, use the Slope Gauge as shown to help start the cut. You can also use the Chisel Guide see page 90 to hold the board as you cut it. you must monitor both sides of the board, making sure the saw follows both sets of layout lines. You can do this with a great deal of head bobbing, or you can use the Third Eye see page 31 to keep watch on the side of the board facing away from you. of the tails, cut along the baseline to remove...

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Joining Wood

JL JL good, solid workbench requires good, solid joiner '. The bench shown was designed to provide a stable work surface for heavy use. The leg assemblies are solidly joined with mortises and tenons, and the cabinet parts with interlocking rabbets, dadoes, and grooves. There is no stretcher instead, the cabinet is joined to the legs to provide a sturdy base for the benchtop. This arrangement offers some advantages over more traditional designs. The workbench is easier to build and requires...

Making Holes

Friction Bit Joining

While most basic joiner 7 cuts are made with a saw or a router, holes must be bored with a drill and drill bits. Most woodworkers prefer to use piloted bits for joinery work. See Figure 3-10. The pilot is a small point on the cutting end of the bit which helps to position the hole accurately. Before drilling a hole, check the diameter, angle, and position of the bit. The size of the bit will determine the diameter of the hole. The angle of the bit in relation to the work determines the hole...

Making Dado Cuts

Like a rabbet, a dado can be made with either a table-mounted router and a straight bit, or a table saw and a dado cutter. The adjustments, however, are not quite the same. Adjust the width of the dado by changing the width of the cutter or the diameter of the bit adjust the depth by raising or lowering the bit or cutter. Finally, position the dado by changing the position of the workpiece relative to the cutter. There are several ways to guide the workpiece. If you're making a groove cutting...

Reinforced Joints

Joining Wood

If the two mating surfaces are the same width or thickness, use a doweling jig to help drill the dowel holes. Dry assemble the adjoining parts without glue and mark where you want to drill the dowel holes. Align the jig with these marks, then drill the holes. See Figures 4-5 through 4-7. If the two mating surfaces are a dissimilar size or shape, use dowel centers to align the holes. These centers are small metal buttons with a point on one end. First, lay out and drill dowel holes in one of the...