Trick Woodworking

Shim Cutting Jig

Tricks of the trade to make life easier. Woodworker's Journal readers share their techniques and we share other readers' reactions. This simple addition to my table saw required under 6 in materials and took about 30 minutes to complete. It allows me to safely and conveniently hit the off switch with my knee or shin while my hands are holding the stock. A light tap anywhere on the 1 2 PVC frame does the trick and the large open frame does not obstruct access to the on switch or the blade height...

Introduction

For some 31 years now, a wonderful group of woodworkers, ever-growing and ever-changing, has been gathering in the pages of Woodworker's Journal and having an ongoing conversation about the craft of woodworking. As The Voice of the Woodworking Community, it's been a pleasure and a privilege to host these conversations, both in our print magazine, and now, to a larger extent, in our family of Internet offerings woodworkersjournal.com . And for the past decade or so, most of your letters, phone...

Dovetails Made Easy

On your bench or on your router table the remarkable, easy-to-use W Katie Jig9 makes quick work of complicated dovetail joints 1. New Half Blind Accessory Now you can cut half Wind dovetails on your Katie J g 3. No complicated assembly Just take it out of the box and use it immedutety. 3. No lengthy manual to read - Just a few pages of clear, easy-to-follow directions show you how to use the jig 4. Only one set-up necessary to cut pins ft taib All other doveta lt l j gs need two set-ups to...