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COMPLETE PLANS FOR THIS MODULAR STORAGE SYSTEM . . . PLUS A EUROPEAN-STYLE CABINET AND HUTCH SPECIAL REPORT J CUTTING DOVETAILS J l BY HAND, OR WITH A ROUTER FIXTURE EXCLUSIVE PLANS FOR THIS COMPLETELY FLEXIBLE SYSTEM Graphic Designers David Kreyling Marcia Simmons Subscription Assistants Christel Bork Vicky Robinson Administrative Assistant Cheryl Scott WOO DSM ITH (ISSN 0164-4114) is published bimonthly January, March, May, July, September, November) by Wcodsmith Publishing Co., 2200 Grand...

Dovetail Fixtures The Choices And Our Opinions

CHART OF COMPARISON FOR DOVETAIL FIXTURES Usable Template Switch From Cost Width Adjustment Flush to Lipped When we decided to do the article on cutting lap dovetails with a router and dovetail fixture (page 6), we thought it would be a good opportunity to get several fixtures in the shop to test them out. The four dovetail fixtures we bought are very similar. Each one cuts lap dovetails with a router, and each can be used with any brand of router (provided it has a 7 ik guide bushing). But...

Evenly Spaced Holes

Drill Evenly Spaced Holes

The article on building the wall shelf in Woodsmith No. 20 reminded me of how many times I've drilled holes in the sides of cabinets only to find that I've spaced them a little bit differently on one side of the cabinet than the other. The result is a shelf that teeters. Now I use a jig for boring holes in cabinet sides which assures tbat the shelves will sit solidly on all four comers. Even if the holes are slightly unequal in spacing up and down the sides, the shelf will sit solidly on all...

The Basic

The basic box consists of six pieces the sides A , the top and bottom B , and the center divider C . These six pieces are cut from approximately 2 3's of a 4xS sheet of plywood. So, the first step is to cut the plywood into three pieces 25' 4 long, 35 long, and 35 k long as shown in the Cutting Diagrams. These measurements are rough dimensions, providing about leeway on each piece. After the three pieces are cut, set aside the 35 piece for the components until the basic box is built. The...

Now It Can Stand Alone

When we built the bench-top router table shown in Woodsmith No. 20 , I thought it would be a helpful little addition to the shop. I was wrong. This router table has become almost indispensible. In fact, we've used it on almost every project we've built for the last three issues. Okay, I'll stop the sales pitch. But I wanted to mention all of this for a reason. Once the router table was in operation for a while, we found that we were using it more and for longer periods than a router by itself....

Door And Drawer Frames

The hutch and the base cabinet have mitered frame doors, and the drawers have mitered frame false fronts, see Fig. 12. All of these frames are built the same way with a miter spline joint. See Woodsmith No. 21 for complete step-by-step on cutting this joint. Although the joinei-y for these frames is easy, getting them to fit exactly right can be a little nerve-racking. 1 built each of these frames so they were just a scant Vie larger than needed. Once the pieces for the frames are mitered to...