Joinery

Sort by:

Template Routed Dadoes

One of the very first things I learned as a woodworker was to cut dadoes using a router and template. I’ve come to really appreciate the precision of the results, even though the setup and execution are more time consuming than other dado cutting methods. Template routed dadoes are clean, flat bottomed, tear out free,…

Read more »

Tenoning Jig How-To

Tips for Cutting Tenons with a Tenoning Jig Table Saw Tenoning Jig – Tracks in the miter gauge slot of a table saw. Work pieces are clamped upright against the vertical work support plate so saw cuts can be made in the end grain. The distance between the work support plate and the saw blade’s…

Read more »

Setting Up a Mortiser

I remember, distinctly, the first time I used my mortiser. It was SO cool to be able to punch a square hole into a piece of wood, I had to run into the house and drag my wife back out to the shop to see it. OK, making a square hole wasn’t so hard, but…

Read more »

Through Tenons Made Easy

A Tricky Joint Simplified. Exposed joinery is the perfect blend of form and function. A well-executed joint is not only beautiful to look at but also serves to bond furniture elements with strength and endurance.This article will focus on making a through tenon joint.The through tenon is especially useful for joining boards that are at…

Read more »

Edge Joint on a Router Table

If you own a router table, you have what it takes to create perfect edges for glue up. And thanks to carbide cutters, a router table can joint the edges of abrasive man-made materials like MDF and particleboard, something that can’t be done on most jointers (those with steel knives) without ruining the cutters. Woodworkers…

Read more »