How To Sharpen Multi Spur Bits

To keep the rim of large Forstner-style bits from overheating, some manufacturers cut a series of teeth in the edge. This design helps die rim to cut faster and clear the waste easier. You'll find these saw teeth also add a couple of extra steps to the sharpening process. cutting ups. The first step in the process is to file the cutting lips. This is done the same as the steps shown on the opposite page. backs. To hone the teeth, you'll work in two steps. The first is to touch up the back edge....

Uses Putting Magnets to Work in the Shop

Shallow courtterbore that matches the thickness of the magnet. To get the best results, it's important for the magnet to be perfectly flush with the surface. CUPS amp WASHERS. While rare-earth magnets work great just by themselves, specially designed cups and washers see margin on opposite page allow you to make even better use of them. The cup makes it easy to install the magnet more securely since the cup can be screwed in place, as in the drawing at the bottom of the opposite page. Once the...

Keyed Mortise and Tenon

Learn everything you need to know to craft this traditional, knock-down joint. Knock-down furniture makes a lot of sense. For starters, if you i can break a project down, it's just naturally easier to move and store when it's not being used. Second, as the joints become loose over time, it's a simple matter to tighten them up. The problem is the knock-down furniture that most people are familiar with is the flimsy, particleboard stuff you find at discount stores. Ln tiiis issue we have two...

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Table Saw Secrets

The problem was that my old block plane often seemed too big and bulky. So I started to look for something that was a little easier to handle and I could keep handy in my shop apron. I found two small block planes that fit the bill for a little less than 80 each. pocket punf. Veritas and Lie-Nielsen manufacture small block planes that are a delight to use. They're what I call pocket planes. As a matter of fact, you can even buy a leather pouch for them, tike you see in the photo above. It lets...

Cutting Notches

The key to a great-looking overlay is precisely cut, matching notches. The technique shown below ensures that the overlay pieces will line up. Begin by attaching an auxiliary fence to your miter guage and adding a stop block. Then, carefully run the pieces through the blade. Next, just rotate the pieces end for end, and repeat the cut. You can then move the stop block to the next position and repeat the process to form the notches. NOTE Glue the overlay piects starting at the inside edge of the...