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  • 4 Planes for Joinery4 Planes for Joinery

    by Vic Tesolin

    Specialty planes make it easier to build furniture by hand. By adding a shoulder plane, a router plane, a rabbet plane, and a plow plane to his collection, Vic ...

  • Perfect Tenons by MachinePerfect Tenons by Machine

    by Tim Coleman

    When you need to cut a lot of mortise-and-tenon joints, it can pay to take a page from Timothy Coleman's book and treat the whole process as a production challenge. ...

  • Secrets to a Perfect Mitered BoxSecrets to a Perfect Mitered Box

    by Matt Kenney

    What's so hard about making a mitered box? On the face of it, it seems an easy project. But if you want to turn out a beautiful small box, all the details have ...

  • Lock Mortises Made EasyLock Mortises Made Easy

    by Michael Pekovich

    Installing a half-mortise lock by hand is a tedious and time-consuming process. So Michael Pekovich designed a routing jig for the shallow mortises, a second routing ...

  • Pocket-Hole Joinery is Fast and StrongPocket-Hole Joinery is Fast and Strong

    by Mark Edmundson

    Inexpensive and easy, pocket-hole joinery enables beginning woodworkers and veterans alike to create strong, versatile joints wherever there's room for a clamp. ...

  • Powerful New Joint: Housed Double TenonsPowerful New Joint: Housed Double Tenons

    by Brian Boggs

    This strong, weather-tight joint takes care of the problem of moisture wicking into the end grain of tenon shoulders on a traditional mortise-and-tenon joint. The ...

  • How To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by HandHow To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by Hand

    by Andrew Hunter

    The doors on Andrew Hunter's country hutch are rock solid. The rails and stiles are joined with haunched through-tenons, which are suited to hand-tool woodworking ...

  • How To Cut Compound-Angle DovetailsHow To Cut Compound-Angle Dovetails

    by Chris Gochnour

    After you’ve mastered the basic dovetail, you can try more complicated variations, such as the compound-angle type. Chris Gochnour demonstrates that making a compound-angle ...

  • Drawbored TenonsDrawbored Tenons

    by Steve Latta

    Drawboring a mortise-and-tenon joint means offsetting the hole in the tenon so that the pin pulls the parts together tightly—and permanently. If your tenon shoulders ...

  • Simple Trick for Cleaner Dovetail JointsVideo: Simple Trick for Cleaner Dovetail Joints

    with Bob Van Dyke

    Learn a simple technique for super-tight dovetails

  • How to Cut Perfect Dovetails with TapeHow to Cut Perfect Dovetails with Tape

    by Michael Pekovich

    Learn how ordinary blue painter's tape can help you cut tight-fitting dovetails every time. Michael Pekovich's method has been tested on novice woodworkers and ...

  • Three tenons are better than oneQ & A: Three tenons are better than one

    by Garrett Hack

  • Clear Chips as You RoutQ & A: Clear Chips as You Rout

    by Gregory Paolini

  • How to Cut and Fit Perfect Dovetail Pins (Part 2)How to Cut and Fit Perfect Dovetail Pins (Part 2)

    by Christian Becksvoort

    You learned to lay out, saw, and chop the tails in FWW #238. With that half of a through-dovetail joint complete, it's on to the pins. Here you will learn how to ...

  • Backer Board Prevents Tearout on RabbetsQ & A: Backer Board Prevents Tearout on Rabbets

    by Chris Gochnour

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