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6-5 To cut the first notch in the second adjoining board, use the first board as a spacer. Turn the first board edge for edge and place the first notch over the stop. The first finger should fit between the stop and the cutter. Place the second adjoining board against the jig and slide it sideways until it butts against the first board. Clamp both boards to the jig and cut a notch. The first cut in the second board should create a comer notch.

To make a wooden hinge, round-over the ends of two boards with a router and a roundover bit. (The radius of this bit must be precisely half the thickness of the boards.) Cut finger joints in the rounded ends and assemble the joint. At the center of the rounded ends, drill a hole through the interlocking fingers. Insert a wooden or metal rod in this hole to serve as a pivot.

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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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