Case Back Doors

Best Wood Working Tool Cabints

Dry assemble back frame and check alignment of shelves to frame All that remains to complete the case of the tool cabinet is the back. The back assembly is made with simple stub tenon and groove joints. For step-by-step instructions on how to make this strong joint, take a look at the Blow-To below. STRENGTHENING THE CASE. Besides closing in the case, the back also adds strength. You can see what 1 mean in the exploded view at right. First, it fits into the rabbets cut in the sides of the case....

Trays

Building Woodworkers Tool Cabinets

J FffDP T tvnudinriw At this point in the construction, the tool cabinet is nearly complete. All that remains is to build the drawers and trays. The upper portion of the tool cabinet contains five drawers. The two trays divide the space behind the doors in the bottom of the cabinet more on that later . Both the drawers and hays ride on full-extension, metal slides. While the construction is similar, there are a few differences to point out. SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION. The drawing...

Louvered Shutters

Shutter Jig

Want to try your hand at making louvered shutters Two simple jigs will make it easy. Building movable louvered shutters is a project I've wanted to tackle for quite a while. It would not only involve some new and interesting woodworking challenges, but the end result would be something really functional. And for me it was a great learning experience. I found that there's more to building louvered shutters than I had imagined. AIL THE PARTS. The construction of movable louvered shutters is...

Space Saving Ideas

Tool Cabinet Ideas

Four quick amp easy-to-build solutions to maximize the storage space your table saw. NOTE LIFTING UP ON END OF SAW BRINGS WHEELS INTO CONTACT WITH FLOOR No matter what kind of woodworking you do, chances are that the table saw is the heart of your shop. So it's only natural that most woodworkers give their table saw the best location in the shop usually right in the center, with plenty of room on all sides for handling long boards and sheet goods. Although your table saw may deserve more space...

Adding the SlAT

With the stretcher completed, the hard part is done. And after you've made the support rails and the seat, you can put the pieces together. MAKING THE SUPPORT RAILS. Your first task is to cut the two support rails C to size. Now as you see in the exploded view, the rails have a dado at each end that captures the flat edge at the top of the ends. This helps keep the bench square. After these wide dadoes were cut in both support rails, I cut a miter onto the ends of each piece as shown in the...

Louvers

Router Louver Jig

When building louvered shutters, there are two important things to keep in mind. First, you want all the louvers to be consistent and fit properly in the frame. And second, once all the pieces are made, you need an easy way to assemble them. This is where the two simple jigs I built come into play. So before you get started, you'll want to turn to page 25 and put these jigs together. It'll be time well spent. MAKING THE LOUVERS. I built this project from the inside out and started by making the...

Easy steps

From our readers Tips amp Techniques. Some new design innovations make these workhorses even more versatile and easy to use. Combine the table saw and a hand-held router to get clean, perfect dadoes. 5 Steps for Perfect-Fitting Tenons 12 We'll show you what it takes to get tight-fitting, gap-free tenons in a short time. Through dovetails in minutes You bet. It's a snap with this simple router jig. Get a Grip on Your Chisels 30 The right technique is all it takes to master this essential hand...