- Video: Dado Jig Tackles Shelves of Any Thickness
Learn how this fully adjustable, easy-to-use jig works
- Heavy-Duty Plunge Routers
3-hp routers have the raw power needed to cut great mortises, profile edges, shape wood to a template, cut dadoes and rabbets, and more. But because these routers ...
- Q & A: Use a Bench Chisel to Square Mortise Corners
- Joinery Shootout
When designing a piece of furniture, how do you decide on the joinery? Chances are aesthetics, efficiency, and available tools factor into the decision. But so ...
- Video: Bench Chisels Can Do Mortises
Learn to cut perfect mortises with a combination of hand and power tools in part five of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: Festool Joinery System Takes on Mortises
New joinery system combines the strength of mortise-and-tenon joints with the ease of a biscuit joiner
- Video: Basics of a Half-Blind Dovetail Jig
After testing seven popular models, we show you how to set one up to cut drawer dovetails
- Video: Top Picks in Dovetail Jigs
Find out the best features to look for when shopping for a router dovetail jig based on our review of 11 popular models
- Dovetail Saws
It's hard to beat hand-cut dovetails for adding beauty, strength, and detail to a project. But mastering the dovetail saw requires perseverance, and it's important ...
- Video: Using Shoulder Planes
Suited for a variety of tasks, these tools can cleanly cut cross-grain, long-grain, and end-grain wood
- Video: Using the Leigh Frame Mortise and Tenon Jig
Compact to the point of being portable, this router jig is exceptionally smooth and precise
- Joint-Making Machines
Why buy a factory-made jig to make mortise-and-tenon joints when you can make serviceable alternatives? Michael Standish reviews several brands to justify the use ...
- Biscuit Joiners
Roland Johnson assesses eight corded biscuit joiners to see how they compare. He evaluates them for fences, adjustability, noise, how well the biscuits fit, how ...
- Dovetail Jig Review
Gary Rogowski compares eight dovetail jigs – half-blind, through, and combination jigs – to see how easy they are to set up and how well they cut. Half-blind jigs ...
- Benchtop Machines Make Mortising Affordable
Bernie Maas takes a look at six affordable benchtop mortisers and explains their history and how they work. He compares the machines’ amps, depth control, head ...