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  • Dovetail Joinery: Know Your Dovetails | WWGOA

    Dovetail Joinery: The Parts of a Dovetail

    Learn to speak the language of dovetail joinery. Dovetail joinery represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship for many woodworkers, and at some point in our pursuit of the craft, most of us feel the urge to try our hand at creating these interlocking masterpieces. Before scribing the first line or making the first cut, it is… Read more »

  • How to Tweak Rail and Stile Router Bits | WWGOA

    Tweaking Rail and Stile Router Bits

    Master the art of creating a perfect fit on joints created using your rail and stile router bits. For years cabinetmakers have turned to cope and stick joinery as a time-honored method for creating beautiful, long lasting frame and panel cabinet doors. By far the most widely used approach to this is to use matched… Read more »

  • Quick Video to Learn How to Build Drawers | WWGOA

    Posthaste Project: Instant Drawer

    If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to build rock solid drawers, we’ve got exactly what you need on how to build drawers. All it takes is a router table, a slot cutting router bit and a little practice, and you’ll be building perfect drawers in no time. Drawers Get Abused Drawers take… Read more »

  • How to Cut Dovetails with a Table Saw Dovetail Jig

    Cut Dovetail Sockets with a Shop-Made Table Saw Dovetail Jig

    Learn a new method of cutting dovetail sockets that utilizes a shop-made table saw jig. Everyone loves the look of dovetails, and they deliver unquestionable strength and durability as a woodworking joint. The approach described by George in this video is a simple, flexible means of producing high quality dovetails using a table saw dovetail… Read more »

  • How to Cut Pins/Sockets with Porter Cable Dovetail Jig

    Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Cutting Pins and Sockets

    This is part three in a three- part series that will prepare you to successfully create through dovetails using a Porter Cable 4212 dovetail jig. Part one covered the initial setup of the jig, part two provided instruction on how to cut the tail portion of the through dovetail joint using the Porter Cable dovetail… Read more »

  • Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Set up For Through Dovetails

    Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Setting Up For Through Dovetails

    Learn how to set up for through dovetails using a Porter Cable dovetail jig for joining in your woodworking shop. Dovetails are widely viewed as a hallmark of craftsmanship, and a durable form of joinery that many view as a pinnacle of woodworking techniques. Using a Router to Make it Easy While some craftsmen cut… Read more »

  • Learn the Difference Between Dados and Grooves

    Differences Between Dadoes and Grooves

    Just in case you ever get involved in a woodworking trivia contest, here’s the question of the day. What’s the difference between a dado and a groove? Or, you might ask, is there a difference at all? The answer is yes, there is a difference. You can find out what it is right here so… Read more »

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    Money-Saving DIY Festool Domino Tenons

    Reduce the cost of using a Festool Domino by making your own tenons. It’s easy, and you’ll be surprised by how the savings can add up over the years. Here’s the how-to recipe, along with a list of benefits of DIY Dominoes.

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  • Finish a Bridal Joint on Tom's Band Saw Fence

    Finishing a Bridle Joint on a Bandsaw

    When it comes to wood joinery, bridle joints are incredibly strong. One way to make the bridle of the joint is on the bandsaw. It takes correct setting of the fence, scrap pieces, and test cuts, but once you’ve got it set up you’ll find that it’s easy to make a great fitting joint.

  • Using a Biscuit Joiner: Reinforcing a Miter

    Using a Biscuit Joiner: Reinforcing a Miter

    Using biscuits to reinforce a miter on a box or cabinet? No need to set your biscuit joiner’s fence to 135-degrees (which is good, since some joiner fences don’t go that far), if you use the simple set up trick shown in this video.

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