Article Index Bill Hylton

Power-tool Joinery: Biscuits – Fast, Cheap & Good

A few small wafers can help strengthen any project you’re working on. By Bill Hylton Pages: 90-92 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Biscuit joinery is so fast and easy it almost seems like cheating. And I gotta tell you, I’m no cheater. Consequently, I pretty much ignored the system,...

Power-tool Joinery: Tight Joints on the Loose

Two matching mortises connected with a strong ‘loose tenon’ will help strengthen any project. By Bill Hylton Pages: 36-40 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now I may be a power tool kind-of-guy, but I still favor traditional joints, those proven through centuries of use. The mortise and tenon is one...

Power-tool Joinery: The Case for Case Miters

These joints look great. Cutting and clamping them is the real trick. By Bill Hylton Pages: 38-40 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now What joint would you use at the corners of a case? If appearance is a consideration – when is it not? – you definitely don’t want an...

Power-tool Joinery: Building Glazed Doors

Most cope-and-stick bits can produce frames that will house glass as well as wood panels. Here’s how to do it. By Bill Hylton Pages: 100-103 From the November 2005 issue #151 Buy this issue now Here at chez Hylton, our kitchen cabinetry includes a mix of raised-panel doors and glazed doors. Most things are...

Power-tool Joinery: Template Mortising

Your plunge router and a simple guide enable you to cut a mortise anywhere. By Bill Hylton Pages: 99-101 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Template mortising is an excellent technique  for all sorts of special mortising challenges. It works for everyday mortising applications as well, but most of us...

Power-tool Joinery: Cope-and-Stick Joints

Run the moulding and make the joint with this time-tested technique. By Bill Hylton Pages: 30-33 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now The so-called cope-and-stick joint – a.k.a. the rail-and-stile joint, the rail-and-pattern joint, etc. – is an efficiency expert’s dream system. The joint is virtually synonymous with raised-panel doors....

Power-tool Joinery: Box Joints

Cut this stout joint using a simple jig, and your table saw or router. By Bill Hylton Pages: 28-31 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Visit most any antiques store or flea market, and you’re sure to see stacks of old wooden boxes marked with the logos of bygone businesses....

Power-tool Joinery: Tongue and Groove

There are many ways to cut this popular edge-to-edge joint. By Bill Hylton Pages: 86-88 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now A tongue-and-groove joint is an edge joint with a mechanical interlock. The edge of one board has a groove. A matching tongue is formed on the edge of the...

Power-tool Joinery: Attaching Solid Wood Tabletops

Methods that allow wood to move with the seasons. By Bill Hylton Pages: 26-28 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now About a decade ago, I made a drop-leaf table for a book of projects. When it came time to mount the top, I just drilled pilot holes and drove cut...