Article Index Geoffrey Ames


Housed Dovetails

A super-slick trick to make a super-strong joint. By Geoffrey Ames Pages: 57-59 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now The housed dovetail joint is mechanically sound, historically correct for 18th-century casework and a hallmark of fine craftsmanship. It provides an accurate means of locating drawer dividers and runners, and is...


Jig Journal: Sliding-head Scratch Stock

Two fences allow you to position the cutter and keep the bead’s quirk in line. By Geoffrey Ames Pages: 82-83 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now If you have ever attempted to scratch a profile onto a chair leg or other curved piece, you probably noted that a scratch tool...