East Meets West

On a recent visit to my local hardware store, I discovered some western-style saws with Japanese-style teeth, see photo at right. Instead of having two bevels as on most western saws, this saw has long, sharp, three-bevel Japanese teeth, see photo at left. uShort Cut saw teeth have three bevels like Jajxinese sows. But they point straight down to cut on both push and pull strokes. uShort Cut saw teeth have three bevels like Jajxinese sows. But they point straight down to cut on both push and...

Stepped Shoulders On Tenons

M I'm having trouble cutting four-shouldered tenons usinga dado blade on my table saw. The face cuts are OK, but when 1 place the workpiece on edge and make the 3rd and Jfth shoulder cuts, the shoulders come out uneven. What gives Bert Allaire Zeela nd, M ich iga n I experienced the same problem when making the legs for the Patio Table in this issue. the i'roblem. A Stepped shoulder is created when the four shoulders of a tenon don't align. This can be caused by several situations the way...

Cross Braces

Picture Frame Spline Jig Biscuit Joiner

To make the cross braces B , first dry-assemble the frame and measure between the extremes of each pocket Then cut two pieces of 2x6 to this length, and also to final width. half laps. Now lay out half-lap joints on the ends and center of each cross brace, see Fig. 2. Note The center half lap is cut on the top of one brace and the bottom of the other. assembly. I assembled the top upside down on a half sheet of plywood, see Fig. 3. Spread some plastic resin glue in each saw kerf, then add the...

Top Slats

Each of the four openings contains eight slats. The slats start out as blanks of differing lengths that are individually cut to fit. rip slats to width. The top slats C.D.E.F.G fit into the frame openings with equal W-wide spacing between them, see Fig. 7. To determine how wide each slat should be, first measure across the widest part of the opening. All four openings must be the same size. Then, to allow for nine VsM-wide gaps, subtract 1V amp from this measurement. Finally, divide this figure...