Power-tool Joinery

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Woodworking is What You Make It

Woodworking is not a difficult endeavor. It’s not, really. It is woodworkers that make it difficult. Over-thinking and sweating the small stuff causes us to pause, or even stop. It’s better to get out in the shop and make something – anything – happen. Just recently, in a comment posted to my personal blog...

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Quick Jigs for Flat and Square Glue-ups

Anyone who has glued up a few doors knows how frustrating it can be attempting to build assemblies that turn out both flat and square. As I’m working on a cabinet article for the April issue of the magazine, I’m happy to have a few quick jigs on hand that make the process much...

Leigh R9Plus Dovetail/Box-joint Jig

Leigh has introduced a new dovetail and box-joint making jig, the R9Plus, that has some cool new features, not the least of which is the ability to make precision joints on wide stock. The competitively priced jig uses a compact-sized template that can be shifted to extend its effective length. The template shifts then...

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Three Ways to Joint Veneer Edges

To join veneer edges together, they need to be straight and true – just like when gluing up solid lumber. Gaps are not allowed. Granted, veneer edges are not glued in the same way as solid lumber, but are taped together to form a wider piece, called a veneer face. There are a number...

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Whale Tail Picture Holder

Recently, when I was cutting up some prototypes for the feet of my workbench on the band saw, I ended up with some interesting offcuts. I liked the shapes, especially when I sandwiched them together because they were perfectly symmetrical, so I threw them aside instead of in the garbage. They were made of...

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More Hand-cut Dovetail Cheating

This past weekend I was in the magazine shop working on a project for the August issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. The only hint I can give about the project is that the piece I’m working on has small drawers. In building those small drawers, I opted to use a couple techniques and ideas...

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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,...

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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...

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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...