Base Assembly

Lay out tire rib positions on the top and bottom panels and assemble with brads and glue (Photo 1). I use polyurethane glue here because it does not require much clamp pressure. 2. Cut the base panel (A4) and veneer with sapele (VI) on both sides (see Veneer The Panels, page 53). Use scrap veneer for the underside where it won't be seen. 3. Locate the base panel so it overhangs the torsion box by 1 8-in. on all four sides and mark the outline on the shelf....

Knife Edge

There are two critical adjust- . ments (Fig. A). First, you set the bit's height second, you position the fence. Once that's done, you can rout both sides of a lock miter joint without changing anything. To get started, you must use a variablespeed router set at 10,000 rpm to slow down this large-diameter bit to a safe speed. Make some test pieces that are exacdy the same thickness as the parts you'll join together. Then adjust the bit's height by eye until it looks like it's centered on the...

New Track Media

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Downshear Cutter

Freud's new Quadra-Cut router bits produce routed profiles with little or no tear out or fuzz even on cross-grain cuts. These unique, patented bits employ four cutting edges instead of two. The large profile cutters remove most of the stock with an upshear cut. Then a pair of downshear cutters makes the final cut to produce an ultra clean edge with no fuzz or splinters at the top surface. Freud is introducing the new Quadra-Cut technology in select edge-forming bits with 1 2-in. shanks. We got...

Alignment Screw

Home Centers, 1 4 sheet of 3 4 MDF, 8 1 sheet 3 4 plywood, 33 one 2x6x8' studs, 4 14.25 lineal feet of 1 x 3 red oak, 19 8 linear feet of 1 x 4 red oak, 16 1 4 x 3 flathead stove bolts 7 req. , 3 1 4 x 2 flathead stove bolts 2 req. , 1 1 4x2 connector bolts 4 req. , 4 1 4 x 1-1 4 fender washers 4 req. , 1 1 4 wing nuts 4 req. , 1 3 8 x 3 carriage bolts 2 req. , 1 3 8cut washers 4 req. , 0.50 3 8 stop nuts 2-req. , 1 folding support, National N208-11 V1890L, 3 3 8 x 3-1 2 carriage bolts 2 req. ,...

Info

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Jeff Corns American Woodworker

My ancient Stanley M1-A 1-1 2-hp router was already 20 years obsolete when I bought it in 1973 at a grungy used tool shop in Chicago. Made from highly polished aluminum, it looks like a robot out of a fifties sci-fi movie and routs all that stands before it just as relentlessly. The 18,000 rpm motor makes up in torque what it lacks in speed if you're not braced when you start it, it can wrench your wrists. There must be a fortune in copper in the motor's windings this beast feels like it's...

As Easy To Use As It Is To Build

It's not at all difficult to ring up a big tab for a manufactured router table, complete with a new router, loaded with convenience, durability, adjustability and precision. But to me, the compelling thing about a router table is that it converts a portable power tool into a stationary power tool and thus expands its utility and versatility. A router table can be simple and quite inexpensive to make without sacrificing functionality. A basic table can be just as versatile, accurate and easy to...

Halfround

Leigh Industries' Super Jigs present many virtues found on Leigh's legendary D4R dovetailing jig. Available in 12-, 18- and 24-in. models, there's a Super Jig priced to fit every budget. Super Jigs allow cutting variably-spaced through and half-blind dovetails, fixed half-blind dovetails in a single pass, sliding dovetails and box joints. Half-blind dovetail joints can be rabbeted, to create lipped drawer fronts. Quick-action cam clamps make it easy to install and remove workpieces. Super Jigs...