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This smartly made sled enables you to achieve the look of hand-cut dovetails with some machine-made assistance.
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Lockingjoint

Ideal for small drawers, this joint is easy to make on the tablesaw

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Sometimes it pays to keep this portable power tool parked.


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A router and a shop-made jig make for easy joinery with integrity.


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Jc half blind dovetails 001

Learn how to craft this classic drawer joint using a combination of power tool and hand tool techniques–from layout to final assembly.

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Three solid fasteners that allow for wood movement



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This innovative tablesaw technique will enable you to cut tenons, tongues, and spline slots – faster and more accurately than ever before. Get started with a pair of identical blades, zero-clearance inserts, and the expert advice in this article.

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Lapjoint1

The half-lap dovetail is a remarkably strong and versatile joint. Its most common application is joining top rails to the sides of a carcase or to the legs of a table.

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In woodworking circles, the lock miter is often referred to as a “trick bit.” By a feat of geometric genius, the bit creates both halves of a mitered corner–complete with interlocking tongues and grooves–with a single router table setup. In addition to concealing end grain, the joint’s interlocking profile provides a mechanical advantage that offers an increased gluing surface and keeps parts from shifting when they’re clamped up. Lock miter bits are frequently used when making boxes, drawers, and other casework. They’re also used for larger projects, including legs and posts. Arts and Crafts furnituremakers often employ this bit to craft legs that display quartersawn grain on all four sides.

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