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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...

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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...

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Power-tool Joinery: Breadboard Ends Keep Tops Flat

This traditional joint ensures the only cup on your tabletop will have coffee in it. By Bill Hylton Pages: 78-80 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The breadboard end is a traditional device for preventing a broad panel such as a tabletop from cupping. It is a narrow strip of...

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Power-tool Joinery: Keep Your Tabletops Flat

Battens: Just one proven method to keep you on a level playing field. By Bill Hylton Pages: 23-25 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now The best way to keep a tabletop flat is to make it flat in the first place and to attach it properly to a rigid frame,...

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Power-tool Joinery

Use your router to join wood along simple and complex curves. By Bill Hylton Pages: 36-39 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now If you rip a board in two, you can easily rejoin the pieces along the line of the cut. But you can’t rejoin two pieces that have been...

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Power-tool Joinery

Tricks and procedures for perfect tool setups. By Bill Hylton Pages: 84-86 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now When you are using power tools for cutting parts and joinery, accuracy has less to do with laying out individual workpieces and more to do with mastering setups. I have a simple...

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Power-tool Joinery: Half-Blind Dovetails by Jig

Not everyone’s ready to tackle hand-cut dovetails. Here’s how to get the most from your router and jig. By Bill Hylton Pages: 92-94 From the  February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now Dovetails are prime joints. Long history, great appearance and cachet. Used in boxes, drawers and carcases. But for many woodworkers, cutting...