Build a Pocket Screw Frame

Pocket Screw Jigs

You may want to consider building the face frame with pocket-hole joinery instead of half-lap joints. I like this approach because it's quick and produces a very strong frame. You can cut the stiles as described on die opposite page. But you'll need to cut the rails IV2 shorter, to a length of 34V2. This accounts for the absence of the half lap on the rails. The only other adjustment you'll need to make is to cut the horizontal panels wider than shown, since this frame is not inset into the...

Keeping it Simple

Cutting Tenons With Miter Saw

Even though they're not too hard to use, all the knobs and adjustments on a tenoning jig like the one shown above can be a little intimidating. So when I saw a simpler version of a tenoning jig by Woodhaven, I decided to take a closer look. The Woodhaven jig is about as basic as a tenoning jig can get. It's just a right angle fence that attaches to the face of your miter gauge. The back stop is a piece of plywood and is non-adjustable. The work-piece is held to the jig using a clamp from your...

Small shop solutions

Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig Plans

Building these handy accessories can help you get more from your band saw. k Resawing on the band saw is a great way to get the most from a valuable piece of wood. To cut accurate slices on my saw, I made a tall fence specifically for the job like the one in the drawings above and at right. This fence provides a lot of support for almost any width of workpiece. A few supports behind the fence keep it flat and square to the table. There's a notch in the top edge of the fence to accommodate the...

Moisture Meters

Tenoning Jig

Want a simple way to avoid those nasty moisture problems that all woodworkers face A moisture meter might be the answer It's no secret that wood is my favorite building material. But I have to admit that on occasion it causes me some frustration. And it seems like nine times out of ten the cause of my headache is moisture the moisture in the wood that causes it to do all sorts of annoying things. WET WOOD. Working with wood that's too wet, is at the root of a lot of moisture problems. Most...

Allln One Sharpening Platform

To the miter gauge allows you to cut the guide notches in the plywood base. A hanri caui mi tfri aIcKn r icr r4 rlf fbtir ir to the miter gauge allows you to cut the guide notches in the plywood base. A hanri caui mi tfri aIcKn r icr r4 rlf fbtir ir Long, back-and-forth strokes with firm pressure on the tip will quickly flatten the bevel and remove nicks. This edge is badly nicked and the bevel is too shallow. FIRST Slide blade and honing guide X into notch SECOND Adjust blade in honing guide...

Face Frames Drawers

Table Saw Jigs Bevel Cut

Now that you've assembled and installed the long rails and stiles of the face frame, you're ready to add the short stiles and drawer guides. I found it worked best to get the guides in place first, before installing the short stiles because they provide a useful visual reference for keeping the stiles aligned. DRAWER GUIDES. The guides are simply W-thick stock ripped to two different widths l5 ie for the outside guides and 15 W' for the inside pieces. The difference in widths accounts for the...

Two Shelves

The last two pieces you'll need to make for the cart are the bottom shelf and the middle, adjustable shelf. Since you've already cut all the slats, you just need to make the rails to hold the slats in place. And once again, the assembly jig comes in handy to help out during glue-up. The bottom shelf forms a base for the cart, so it comes next. BOTTOM SHELF. The construction of the bottom shelf is a lot like the leaves. It's made from a couple of rails and twelve slats like you see in the...

Details

Woodworking Router Jigs

A couple of simple tasks are all that's left to complete the cart. CASTERS. Part of the enjoyment in using this patio cart is its mobility. 1 chose large casters to make it easier to move over rough surfaces. And to keep the cart steady once I have it in place, the casters have brakes see detail at right . I turned the cart upside down on a padded surface and used lag screws to fasten them. DURABLE FINISH. To finish the cart, 1 used a spray gun to apply several coats of spar varnish thinned...

Table saw

Drawer front can be one piece as shown or two-piece, see tongue and dado joint Building strong drawers doesn't have to be a hassle or take a lot of time. The secret is to do it all at the table saw. At first glance, a drawer seems really simple to build it's just an open-topped box. But when you think about it, there's a lot going on. First, it needs to nest inside the cabinet. The joints have to be strong to survive opening and closing countless times. And the construction must support a lot...