How to make handcut dovetail joints

Marking And Making Dovetail

IDraw the dovetail pin angle and use it to set the angle on a sliding T-bevel that you can use to mailt the pins on the ends of the pin boards. Make a scale drawing of a dovetail pin and use It to set a slidingT-benl for marking the layout lines for the pins. A standard angle Is 80 , which equals a 1 6 ratio of slope to pin depth. 2After edge-gluing and cutting toe workpieces to size, begin work by laying out the pins. Use the drawing labeled Pin tall layout to lay out the pins on the end of...

Cutting dadoes with a dado blade setCutting rabbets with a table saw

Adhesive Dado Tongue And Rabbet

A DADO BLADE SET can be mounted on a table saw and adjusted to cut dadoes up to 1fa in. wide. Ttie blade sets consist of a pair of circular blades that sandwleti toothed chlppers. Thin plastic spacers can be Inserted to fine-tune the width. ISet the cutting width of your dado blade fay adding chippers and spacers between the two blades. Mount the set on your table saw arbor. When mounted In a table saw, dado-blade sets require a saw throat plate wfttr an extra-wide opening. 2Set the cutting...

Collapsible Band Saw Basket Stepbystep

Free Scroll Saw Collapsible Bowl Pattern

Start this project with a 10-in,-wide oak panel that is at least 13 in. long. The panel must be knot-free with straight grain and no signs of splitting. You may find surfaced, -in. stock at your local lumberyard that is wide enough to miike this project from a single length of board. However, gluing up a couple of narrower hoards is just fine, too, O If you glue up your pane with multiple boards, joint the long edges of each board to flatten and smooth them. Yoult want to glue up the boards...

Collapsible Band Saw Basket

Collapsible Planer Boards

This ingenious gift, which imitates an Irish folk-art design, makes a handy table accent piece. The basket is formed by cutting a series of concentric spirals in a wide piece of stock with the band saw table set at an angle. These angled spiral cuts allow the center of the basket to drop down into a tapered bowl shape or collapse flat for storage. Vital Statistics Collapsible Band Saw Basket TYPE Collapsible basket OVERALL SIZE 9s ieW by 9V2D by 123AL MATERIAL Red oak JOINERY None Can be made...

Jewelry Box Stepbystep

Miter Joint Serving Tray

The box and lid sides and ends are res awn and cut from one piece of maple to give a four-corner grain match two sides have continuous grain and two are butt- or end-matched . A prominent grain pattern will show off the lour-way match better than an all-over pattern like bird's-eye, hut a bit of figure or curl to the wood will add a richness that is welcome in just about any woodworking project. O Cut the lid panel to size, according to the dimensions given in the Cutting List, page 206. 0...

How to cut mortises with a plunge router

Outline The Mortises

ILay out an outline for the mortise on the work-piece using a pencii and combination square, if you need to make muiitpie mortises the same width and in alignment, use a marking gauge. 2 In your plunge router, instaii a straight bit with a diameter equai to the width of the mortise. Ciamp a stop biock guide to the router base so the bit aligns with the mortise outline. Set the cutting depth to the depth of the mortise. With the workpiece secured, plunge the bit into the wood and make the...

Woodworking Tools Skills

Of course, there has to be some knack and feel for what is right, and we all have it to some extent. But more important is your knowledge of the tools you need, and the skills required to use them effectively. That's what this Woodworking Tools & Skills chapter is all about. First, you will gain an understanding of the tools essential to successful woodworking. Then you receive detailed, step-by-step instructions that show you techniques and tips for using...