The Ipoor mans mortising ritachine

There are many methods you can use to cut mortises for mortise' and-tehon joinery. The best way is to purchase a special mortising machine or a mortising attachment for your drill press. But if you'd rather not spend the money on these expensive tools, the following method will produce clean mortises when done carefully. It's a little slower and takes some trial and error, but for the weekend woodworker who already owns a drill press, it's a good option.

1 Carefully lay out your mortise using a marking gauge or straightedge. Choose a drill bit the same diameter as the thickness of the mortise (3/fe in. is common), then remove the waste wood from the mortise by drilling overlapping holes using a depth stop.

2Use a sharp chisel to clean up the sides of the mortise so they're flat and smooth. Make sure the flat face of the chisel is contacting the wood. Clean up the ends of the mortise with a chisel the same width as the thickness of the mortise.

Homemade Router Jigs And Techniques

Handy jig for cutting tapers

An adjustable taper jig is a bandy accessory for any table saw owner. The fegs of the n jig can be set to cut 1 tapers according to I angle or to slope.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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.

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