Cutting Finger Joints On A Radialarm

To cut finger joints on a radial-arm saw, rotate the mounting to set the blade in a horizontal plane. To support the work, replace the saw's main guide fence with a small raised table and fence made from MDF.

Clamp four workpieces together on the raised table, with their ends projecting by the required depth of cut. To offset the fingers for one half of each joint, raise two of the components on a packing strip that equals the width of the saw cut.

Begin by adjusting the blade to cut open notches in the raised workpieces, then lower the blade in stages to cut equally spaced fingers on all four components simultaneously.

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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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