Both the placement and the depth of the hinge mortise determine how smoothly the joint works.

Positioning Rule Joint Hinges

Coming soon (June 12) in the August 2012 Issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, is an article by  Willard Anderson titled “Rule Joints by Hand and Power,” which both explains the history of rule joints and walks you through the process of cutting them. After cutting the joint, part of the secret to creating a...


Tape Trick No. 347

There is a special satisfaction to solving a problem with tape. Yes, it’s nice to master the tools and techniques of our forefathers, but it’s a lot more fun to say “Look at this Grandpa, bet you wish you had this stuff (blue, duct, double-sided, aluminum) back in the day.” Here’s a use for...