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Get your FREE product information faster online QyT ' (-razy Mistakes Woodworkers Make having painstakingly built a dining table for my son and his fianc e, I had nightmares about driving screws through the finished top while attaching the extension glides for the leaves. So I carefully tested the screws, using a scrap piece from the top, to make sure they weren't too long. I disassembled the table, packed it in my car, and transported it to the wedding, which was in California. Just before...

Resawing Can Be A Wild Ride

You never know exactly what's going to happen when you cut open a board Just getting your tablesaw or bandsaw to work right can be an adventure, too. Resawing often pushes those machines to their limits. If you've tried resawing, and have had only had limited success, I hope that I can help you. I've been a professional woodworker for umpteen years, and now run a school devoted to fine woodworking, the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop. I've taught dozens of students how to resaw-folks who came...

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The Most Common Wood Router Table Design

A drawer lock bit is designed to make a mating pair of corner joints, but it can also be used to make tenons up to 1-3 4 long. It's better than using a small diameter straight bit, which can leave an uneven surface and requires moving the fence a few times. A drawer lock bit is about 2 in diameter, and has cutting edges on its top surface that may cut the entire length of a long tenon in one pass. Raise the bit in steps to avoid hogging off too much material. Square the tenon's shoulders with...

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Resawing Sled Bandsaw

Lee Valley, www.leevalley.com, 800 871-8158, Featherboard, 03K04.02, 13.95 Veritas Fractional Tapered Gauge, 05N38.01, 32.50. PS Wood Machines, www.pswood.com, 800 939-4414, Timber Wolf AS-S bandsaw blade, 3 4 wide, .025 thick, 3 TPI, SKU715, 25. When using a single-point fence, steer your work from side to side until you find the angle at which the blade cuts straight down the line. A single-point fence is an alternative to the long fence. It's easier to set up, but you probably won't get an...

Door Blank Template

Place the router on the template and a support piece, so you can zero the plunge-grooving bit on the surface of the blank. Then set the plunge depth to 3 8. Set the router's edge guide. Leave a little gap less than 1 16 between the bit's bearing and the template's inside edge. The gap keeps the bit from cutting into the template when you plunge in to start the cut. Rout the first profile. With the edge guide pressed against the template, plunge the bit and rout to...

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Raised Panel Door Jig

20 practical jigs, fixtures and tips. Rout raised panel look-alikes in minutes 20 practical jigs, fixtures and tips. A new jig routs perfect dovetails and finger joints on the router table. Rout raised panel look-alikes in minutes What will happen when you cut open a board You never know v Do You Create Endless Cabinet Door Making Possibilities lt Patented design allows for multiple rail amp stile project combinations With Freud's New Premier Adjustable Rail amp Stile System Now with Freud's...

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Faux Panel Door Router Bits

Rout raised panel look-alikes in minutes. by Ralph e. suiiivan RAISED PANEL DOORS made with traditional stile and rail joinery are my first choice for cabinets. But I don't always use them. For example, cabinets for the shop or laundry room usually don't require fine woodworking. But that doesn't mean they can't have good-looking doors, especially if the doors can be made in minutes, instead of hours. Here's how to turn a piece of MDF into a door that mimics its traditional counterpart without...

Magnet

EVEN THOUGH MY SHOP Is well lit, sometimes I need more light right on my work area. Instead of rigging up additional lights, I attach a small clip-on LED light to my cap's brim. It's great for working inside cabinets or doing close work of any kind. The light shines right where you're looking. You can buy these lights at your local home center for about 5. expensive tools in my shop, I still find a dozen uses for a simple, inexpensive hunk of paraffin wax. I use it anywhere I need lubrication...

Jessem Has Included

Nearly everything you could ask for in their new benchtop router table. It features a 1 thick, 16 x 24 laminated MDF top with edge banding a phenolic router plate with a 2 i.d. insert ring an extrud-ed-aluminum fence with sliding MDF faces, a dustport and a T-track slot an extruded-aluminum miter track a built-in on off switch, and four leveling feet. Whew. JessEm has mounted the top on a heavy-duty welded tubular frame which brings the total weight of this table to a hefty 45 lbs. . The frame...