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Techniques Tualatin OR

There are many woodworking techniques that could help you easily do a project on your own. The following articles will teach you techniques such as finishing oak or hanging inset doors.
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Trim Router Tualatin OR

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Router Box Joints Tualatin OR

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Rough Lumber Tualatin OR

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Resawing Tualatin OR

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Wedged Mortise & Tenon Tualatin OR

Experiment with the notch's angle. The wider the taper, the stronger the joint. My taper is 3 degrees, but you can increase it up to 8 degrees. 4. Test the bend. My flexible strips are only 1/8 in. thick opposite the strain-relief hole, so they bend easily.

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10 Techniques for Tighter, Faster, Stronger Miter Joints Tualatin OR

Long miters are a nightmare to clamp, but adding temporary triangular blocks makes it a snap. The key is to use paper from a grocery bag. Dab some wood glue on both sides of the paper, stick the blocks wherever you need them and let the glue set overnight.

11 Tips for Dadoes & Rabbets Tualatin OR

Some people get pretty worked up about using the right word for the right joint. Perhaps they have a point since imprecise use of terms can lead to confusion. So, to be precise, here are the proper definitions. Read on to learn more.

12 Tips for Better Sharpening Tualatin OR

Hand tools are a joy to use, but only when they're sharp. Just aslearning to walk is the prerequisite to running, successful sharpeningis the key to "unplugged" woodworking. Try these tips and you'll besurprised at the strides your sharpening skills take and by the quietsatisfaction you get from your hand tools.

12 Tips for Successful Gluing Tualatin OR

Make sure your clamps are ready before you glue. Unscrew the handles until you have a maximum amount of thread available. Sticky clamps can slow you down. Slide the sliding head on a small bar clamp or the tail stop on a pipe clamp to make sure it moves freely.

3 Tapered Legs on the Jointer Tualatin OR

Position the start block on the infeed table using the alignment mark as a reference (Photo 1). The start block gives you a consistent start point for each cut and provides a pivot point for safely lowering the leg blank onto the jointer.

4 Proven Finishes for Oak Tualatin OR

The layered finishes start with a ground color of water-based dye. People like water-based dyes because they don’t bleed back out of oak’s pores like alcohol-based dyes do. Next, a barrier coat of dewaxed shellac seals in the dye.

5 Router Jigs Tualatin OR

Why buy a commercial jig when making one yourself will triple your enjoyment? First, you'll experience the joy of building a useful shop fixture from nothing more than some scrap wood and a good idea. Second, you'll enjoy the money you'll save. And finally, as all woodworkers understand, you'll have the satisfaction that comes with saying, "I made it myself."

Add Decorative Corner Splines Tualatin OR

Decorative corner splines sure make an ordinary box look great. Butthey can be a bit dicey to cut on a tablesaw. Let your plate joinercome to the rescue. A simple jig holds the box and the joiner so youcan cut slots quickly with minimal setup hassles.

Align Bandsaw Wheels Tualatin OR

If you use a sharp blade designed for resawing,compensate for drift angle, set the proper tension and still get bad resawing results, there's only one other possibility:Your wheels need alignment. Pop the hood (well, the wheel covers) onyour saw and put a straightedge across the rim of both wheels (Photo1).

Cathedral Style Cabinet Doors Tualatin OR

Cathedral raised-panel doors are beautiful, but they can beintimidating to make. After many years of teaching students how to makethese doors, I've got a trick or two up my sleeve to simplify theprocess and remove some of the fear factor. Here's a tried-and-truerecipe to help you safely and successfully make beautiful doors.

Coping with Inside Miters Tualatin OR

Cabinet-makers have used this joint to create great-looking inside corners for centuries. The technique involves cutting a profile on the end of the molding that fits like a puzzle piece against the adjoining piece (see above).

Coved Doors on the Tablesaw Tualatin OR

The tool of choice for most small-shop woodworkers who want to make raised panels is the router: A large one, generally 3 hp, hung in a router table, plus a set of specialized bits. The whole setup will cost $350 to $800 and is money well spent if you're going to make a whole kitchen-full of doors.

Crown Molding on the Tablesaw Tualatin OR

Start by cutting coves that match the concave curves. These cuts require a fence clamped at an angle and several passes, with the blade raising 1/16 in. each time. Cut the cove at the bottom of the molding with the blade set at 1/4 in. and the fence at 18 degrees.

Curved Corner Edging Tualatin OR

Templates 1 and 2 (Fig. A, above) produce the curved outside corner on the tabletop and the matching inside on the solid-wood edging. To make the matching templates, you first need to make a one-time pattern to cut the profile on Template 1 (Photo 1). That template’s profile is cut from a 10-in.-square blank that yields an offcut. The offcut in turn is used to make Template 2, ensuring a perfect fit.

Drawer Slides Tualatin OR

Here are nine common kinds of drawers and recommendations for the type of slide to buy for each. As to the specific brand and model, lots of good choices are available. With each drawer, I’ve listed one of my favorites. You’ll find information about where to find a distributor for each slide in the Sources, below.

Elegant Table Top Fasteners Tualatin OR

To make the buttons, cut dadoes in a long block (see photo). Drill andcountersink holes for the screws and then chamfer the long edges. Sawapart the blocks and chamfer the ends with a file or disc sander.

Foolproof Scraper Sharpening Tualatin OR

A card scraper is a rectangular piece of flat steel. Like a handsaw blade, the steel is soft enough to be filed, but hard enough to hold an edge. Scrapers have four cutting edges shaped like miniature hooks.

Garden Bench Tualatin OR

Rout the tenons on the long rails (B) seat rails (C) and the lower rails (E) (Photo 3). Use a large-diameter straight-cut bit for a smooth cut. Rout the tenons on all the long and seat rails before routing the lower rails so you only have to change your setup once.

Goof-Proof Crown Molding Tualatin OR

Cutting miters is very straightforward (see photos, right). For convenience, I always hold the box on the saw's left side. For the best results, screw the box to the miter saw's fence. For some cuts, the box's long side goes against the fence.

How to Hang Inset Doors Tualatin OR

Round out your door-installing arsenal with a pair of secret weapons—a plastic laminate sample swiped from the home center and a double-bearing flush-trim router bit. This great new bit should be a fixture in every woodworking shop.

Knots Tualatin OR

The best knots crop up on some of the least expensive, lowest grade boards available. Dealing with knots can add extra work to a project, but you don't need any special equipment.

Lock Rabbet Drawer Joinery Tualatin OR

Setting up the drawer lock bit is not difficult. Start by aligning this bit with the fence, as shown in Photo 1. Next, adjust the height of the bit to approximately 3/8 in. (Photo 2). Run a couple of test boards (Photo 3) and check the fit (Photo 4). The first test boards you make are unlikely to give you a perfect fit, so adjust the bit's height until the fit is just right.

Make New Varnish Look Old Tualatin OR

It's best to keep the tinting very light so two or three coats of the polyurethane give you the color that matches your old finish. For one drawer, pour a small amount of polyurethane into a container. Add a few drops of the dye concentrate, mixing it in well. It'll look like a dark olive oil, which seems weird, but the color looks a whole lot different on the wood.

Making Lipped Drawers with a Dovetail Jig Tualatin OR

If this is your first time out with a dovetail jig, try making some standard half-blind joints to familiarize yourself with the process and to fine-tune the settings of your jig. Make a sample corner and use it to work out these two important design details.

Master Your Mortiser Tualatin OR

To create perfect mortises, the chisel must be parallel to the fence. It’s easiest to place a board against the fence, move the fence forward and pivot the chisel until its face is flush with the board.

Mortising on the Drill Press Tualatin OR

Mortising attachments are available for almost every drill press.Although they vary in appearance, they all have three basic components:a fence, a chisel holder and a hold-down. Upgrading these parts tostabilize the workpiece and operating the drill press at the optimalspeed are the keys to success.

Outdoor Finishes Tualatin OR

There are three basic clear finishes for outdoor furniture: exterior oil, exterior varnish, and an epoxy sealer with an exterior varnish topcoat. Application ease and service life are the two major differences between these finishes.

Perfect Butt Joints in Laminate Tualatin OR

It's easy to get professional-looking results with an underscribe attachment on a trim router. The term underscribe refers to the attachment riding under the piece being scribed. The cut is guided by a small lip on the underside of the attachment that follows the straight edge on the bottom piece of laminate.

Perfect Edge Joints Tualatin OR

American Woodworker. The Best Resource for You andJointers are simple machines with few moving parts, but the two beds, the fence and the cutterhead all have to be in alignment for a jointer to function properly. Few things are more frustrating or more common than problems with jointers.

Precision 3-Wall Scribes Tualatin OR

Three-wall scribes are tricky because both ends and the back of the countertop all have to fit snugly. My technique removes most of the difficulty by starting with a loose-fitting template base.

Quartersawn Oak Tualatin OR

Quartersawn boards are rarely wide enough for a large panel, so in many cases you must glue boards together or resaw and book-match a single board. Here's a rule of thumb for resawing quartersawn oak: Look at the outside faces before you cut.

Resawing Tualatin OR

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Rough Lumber Tualatin OR

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Router Box Joints Tualatin OR

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Router Table Box Joints Tualatin OR

The biggest problem in making box joints has always been getting a precise fit, because the line between success and failure is only a few thousandths of an inch thick. Fortunately, the solution simply requires that your jig be easy to adjust, not difficult to make.

Router-Made Drawer and Door Pulls Tualatin OR

You can make integrated pulls yourself using a router table and a few bits. They can be decorative or almost completely hidden. Of the four designs I'll describe for you, two require special bits, but two use ordinary bits that you may already own.

Strong, Perfect Lock Miter Joints Tualatin OR

When correctly cut, the parts go together at a perfect 90-degree angle and the interlocking tongues and grooves make for lots of mechanical strength and glue surface area. Lock miters are also great at keeping parts aligned during assembly.

Super-Smooth Poly Finish Tualatin OR

Synthetic steel wool creates an even, silky smooth finish that’s a joy to look at and feel. This age-old two-step technique is commonly used on shellac and lacquer finishes, but it can work well on water- and oil-based polyurethane, too. The only drawback with poly is that it is difficult to bring up to a high gloss.

Super-Tune Your Tools with a Dial Indicator Tualatin OR

A dial indicator is nothing more than a spring-loaded rod, a needle and a dial. Move the rod up or down and the needle rotates around the dial's face. The dial tells you how many thousandths of an inch the rod has traveled. The one at right is measuring the thickness of a dollar bill at .003 in.

Tablesaw Box Joints Tualatin OR

Box joints have alternating pins and sockets. To fit together, one piece has pins where the mating piece has sockets (Fig. B, page, 70). The challenge is to cut pins and sockets that are virtually the same size, with paper-thin tolerances for fitting the joint.

Tablesawn Circles Tualatin OR

It's easy to cut perfectly round tabletops of almost any size on your tablesaw. All it takes is a simple jig and careful setup. With this method, you can safely cut dia-meters from 12 in. to within an inch of your saw's rip-fence capacity.

Tapered Sliding Dovetails Tualatin OR

The tapered sliding dovetail joint is one of the hallmarks of fine craftsmanship. But making it has made many craftsmen pull out their hair! I’ve made it simple, using a jig with a micro-adjust feature for dialing in a perfect fit.

Techniques for Tighter, Faster, Stronger Miter Joints Tualatin OR

When you're building a box or frame, the opposite sides must be precisely the same length. Otherwise, even the most perfect miters won't form a tight joint.

Tenoning Jigs Tualatin OR

Tenoning jigs make the complicated world of mortise-and-tenon joinery a lot simpler. I've used a homemade wooden jig for years. I stand a rail upright on the tablesaw and clamp it to a tall box that slides on my fence. Most shop-made jigs have two drawbacks, though.

The Magic of Cherry Tualatin OR

Curly figure is quite common in cherry. As you walk around a figured board, the dark areas turn light and the light areas go dark, just like the luster of fine silk. Even a small amount of subtle curly figure under a clear finish can make magic.

Tips and Techniques for Fantastic Oak Finishes Tualatin OR

Making samples gives you the opportunity to tweak a recipe until you get the look you want. Be sure to make the samples out of scrap from the project you’re finishing to get the most accurate preview of how the finish will look. Sand and finish the samples to the same level as your project and apply a topcoat.

Tips for Mastering Featherboards Tualatin OR

This wraparound featherboard produces chatter-free moldings, because it provides continuous pressure ahead of and behind the cutter. Cut a 2-in. arc in the end of the blank before you cut the feathers.

Trim Router Tualatin OR

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Wedged Mortise & Tenon Tualatin OR

Experiment with the notch's angle. The wider the taper, the stronger the joint. My taper is 3 degrees, but you can increase it up to 8 degrees. 4. Test the bend. My flexible strips are only 1/8 in. thick opposite the strain-relief hole, so they bend easily.

Woodworking Supplies Tualatin OR

Once you delve into the world of glass, you may find there’s no turning back. Glass is a versatile material. When you want to display a cabinet’s contents, a glass door panel lets your favorite china, glassware or collectables shine.

Working Alone with Plywood Tualatin OR

A handy addition to your shop is a cart with a flip-up side. Build it from plywood, with strong hinges on the top edge, a track on the lower edge of the folding side, and a semi-circular cutout at the bottom. Weight your cart with a bag of sand or concrete mix, so it doesn’t tip over.

World's Best Routing Guide Tualatin OR

The base protrudes by the radius of the router's base. The fence must have a straight edge---;I used the factory edge of my MDF. Routing the base with a straight bit completes the guide.