Turning the box joint into a hinge is surprisingly easy. Before cutting the sloes for the joint, round-over the ends of the workpieces. Because you won't have a square edge for a pilot bearing to reference after the first pass, you need to do this on the router table. The radius of the roundover must equal half the thickness of the working stock. (A bull-nose bit will do the job in a single pass; its cutting diameter must equal the stock's thickness.)
Before you actually round-over
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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.