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    Self-Centering Dowel Jig: An Old Favorite Gets Better

    I use dowels to assemble parts quite often; things like face frames, table bases, and chairs. Trying to drill and align the dowel holes without a decent dowel hole drilling jig is futile. This dowel jig (see Source below) is the latest version of a long-time favorite of mine. It has 4 threaded holes and…

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  • Cutting Perfect Dadoes and Grooves using a Router Edge Guide

    Cutting Perfect Dadoes and Grooves Using a Router Edge Guide

    Watch this video and learn how a router edge guide solves a common woodworking problem. ¾” sheet goods typically aren’t really ¾” thick, so custom grooves and dadoes need to be made for well fitting joints. Luckily, the solution is simple: Use a hand-held router with a fixture called a router edge guide, calculate the…

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    Rockler Interlock Signmaker’s Templates Review

    Rockler’s Signmaker’s Interlock Templates provide a kit of letters that allow you to rout through the template and into the stock below. The letters assemble like a jig saw puzzle and are then taped to your work. When I first saw this demonstrated I was amazed by the simplicity of the system and wondered if…

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    Osborne EB-3 Miter Gauge Review

    It’s not news that standard-issue table saw miter gauges are often sub-standard.  The bar wiggles in the slot and it can be nearly impossible to accurately set the head.  That’s why woodworkers upgrade their miter gauges. I recently tested the Osborne EB-3 miter gauge, $120.  Here’s what I learned. Product overview The EB-3 uses a…

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  • Gluing Wood using a Rub Joint

    Gluing Wood Using a Rub Joint

    When gluing wood together a rub joint can be used to ensure a strong joint when clamping is not an option. George Vondriska teaches you how to create a rub joint that you can use on your woodworking projects. By jointing the edges of both pieces, painting wood glue onto one edge and then applying…

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    Leigh Super FMT Frame Mortise and Tenon Jig Tool Review

    Accuracy and Repeatability The Leigh FMT Mortise and Tenon Jig is super fast at milling mortise and tenon joints. A little sibling to the industrially machined aluminum Leigh Pro FMT, this less expensive model is made out of 10 and 12 gauge bent and bolted steel. Arriving standard with the jig is a 5/16” spiral…

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  • Using Adjustable Tongue and Groove Router Bits on Plywood

    Using Adjustable Tongue and Groove Router Bits on Plywood

    George Vondriska teaches you how to utilize adjustable tongue and groove router bits to create perfect grooves for undersized plywood. He walks you through the easy step-by-step solution for removing the rattle from your doors and steamer trunks by adding or removing shims from the cutters.

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    Hand Plane Starter Kit: 4 Planes for Hybrid Woodworking

    While hand planes are alluring to many woodworkers, getting started can be confusing since there are so many options. If you ask 100 hand plane enthusiasts which planes to start with, you might receive as many answers. Based upon my 15 year love affair with hand planes, the following is my suggested approach to help…

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    Router Bit Reviews: Eagle America Edge Banding Router Bits

    Eagle America’s 2-Piece Edge Banding Bit Set, $39.95, promises a simpler way to edge band man-made materials like plywood. Does it keep that promise? The set consists of two cutters, match ground. The bits have 1/2” shanks, and are not available with 1/4” shanks. The premise is that you’ll cut a negative profile V into…

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  • Tools We Love: Saddle Square

    Tools We Love: Saddle Square

    George Vondriska talks about why he likes using a saddle square on his woodworking projects that require wrapping guidelines around a corner. You’ll be amazed how much easier it is than using a conventional square!