Perfect Tongue-And-Groove Fits
Project plans often call for rabbeting the edges of a panel in order to create a tongue that slips into a drawer or rail groove.
The classy way to prevent cupping.
Jointer Fundamentals covers all the basics of these amazing woodworking machines. How does a jointer work? What types of warp can you tackle with a jointer? Includes loads of tips, tricks, safety alerts.
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Joint the Unjointables
Before starting any project, you first have to prepare your stock. You know the drill: flatten a face, plane to thickness, joint an edge, rip to width, joint the sawn edge, and, finally, cut to length. Since the first face and edge serve as reference for every other step, getting them right matters.
Master the Classic Rule Joint
Drop-leaf tables are great multitaskers; lift the leaves to fit a few more chairs or drop them to make space. This action hinges, literally and figuratively, on the rule joint. The joint—consisting of a fillet and a radius on the top, and a mating cove on the leaf—gets its name because it resembles the knuckle joint on the end of old-fashioned folding rulers.
Miters are among the most common joints in woodworking because they provide an attractive way to join two pieces at almost any angle. The only problem is that a basic miter is nothing more than a butt joint. It’s an inherently weak joint because you’re gluing end grain to end grain.
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Demystifying Hand-Cut Dovetails
The dovetail joint is regarded as the paramount joint of fine woodworking because it blends form and function. But the reason it's been used for centuries is because of its simplicity and strength. Making accurate dovetails boils down to having a few good tools and developing the skill to saw and chisel to a line.