Issue 201 Table of Contents
Two Quick & Easy Mortising Jigs|
Some hand-woodworking tasks become a whole lot easier and more accurate when you use a simple guide to help steer the cutting action. A perfect case in point: a deep-mortise guide and shallow-mortise guide.
5 Shop Fire-Prevention Pointers
You've heard plenty about protecting yourself from spinning blades or bits. But what about protecting your shop - even when you're not around? A fire can wipe out an extensive investment in tools and materials. If your shop is close to or part of your home, a blaze can even threaten you and your family. Follow these simple tips to avoid a disaster
Impact Drivers: Your Next Cordless Tool
Delivering greater torque than comparable cordless drills, these handy tools drive fasteners like nobody's business.
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4 Ways to Make Mortises and TenonsNo matter your tools, you can successfully cut and fit this time-tested joint. Simply select one of these proven methods, from using inexpensive tools you probably have on hand, to dedicated machinery.
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Router Inlays Made SimpleA simple router bushing kit makes it easy to add perfect-fitting inlays, such as the butterfly keys to your projects. The kit consists of a bushing that fits into the subbase of your router, a collar that slips over the bushing, and a straight bit.
Beat Tear-Out When You RoutTear-out, when a router bit rips chunks of wood from your workpiece instead of cleanly shearing it, happens more often in porous-grain wood species. A few simple precautions reduce or eliminate tear-out with any type of wood.
Squaring Secrets for Great Glue-UpsThe right tools and techniques prevent misalignments. A precise glue-up begins with square parts, so make sure your tools are properly aligned before you begin machining parts.
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