Creating molding safely and cleanly requires that you use proper tools and pay careful attention to technique. Here, Steve Latta shares tips for making sure that the moldings you build will fit well and look their best. They include choosing the right router-table setup, burying the bit to eliminate tearout, roughing out profiles on the tablesaw, using a wide blank for safety, cutting in the proper sequence to avoid chipout, using an offset fence, and techniques for ripping and cleanup. With Latta's help, you'll soon be creating molding that gives all your woodworking the perfect finishing touch.

From Fine Woodworking #197