• Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Set up For Through Dovetails
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    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…

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    Q&A With George: Beginners Woodworking

    ENJOY THIS FREE VIDEO ON BEGINNERS WOODWORKING TIPS! Every once in a while we get a visitor in the shop during a video shoot. This happened a few months ago when Greg Timmerman paid us a visit. He had some great questions about setting up his table saw, table saw blade selection, and routing dadoes…

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  • Using a Plunge Router: Setting Bit Depth
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    Using a Plunge Router: Setting Bit Depth

    Using a plunge router and setting the depth of cut is easy, provided you know a few tricks. It can be done using bar stock, a drill bit, or even shop-made spacers. Have a look at this video and you’ll learn some great tips for accurately setting depth of cut.

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  • Flush Trim an Overhang
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    Flush Trim an Overhang

    Instead of cutting mating parts to exact it’s often easier to cut one slightly oversize, and then flush trim the second piece to the first. And who doesn’t prefer easier? This technique depends on a flush trim router bit, which is fully explained and demonstrated in this video.

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  • Rout Evenly Spaced Dadoes
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    Rout Evenly Spaced Dadoes

    Need to cut a set of perfectly spaced dadoes? It’s easy. All it takes is a little shop math and a shop-made fence. With this technique, once you’ve accurately cut the first dado, there’s no way to mess up the subsequent cuts. Watch and learn.

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  • How to Dish Out a Stool Seat - Woodworking Video
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    How to Make a Stool Seat with Contours for Comfort

    Watch this video and learn how to make a stool seat with a comfortable contour using a rounded router bit and shopmade patterns. In woodworking we call this process “dishing out”– making something concave, like a dish. Why dish out the seat? If you’ve ever had to sit on a flat wooden stool seat for…

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  • Squaring Plywood with a Router
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    Squaring Plywood with a Router

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use a handheld router, a straight edge and a pattern-style router bit for squaring plywood for your next woodworking projects. He shows you the necessary steps for preparation, and then demonstrates the proper technique for perfectly cutting the panel with the pattern-style bit.

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  • The Versatility of Multi-Purpose Router Jigs
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    The Versatility of Multi-Purpose Router Jigs

    Watch and see a versatile, multi-purpose router jig in action. Unlike many task-specific devices, multi-purpose router jigs (like the one shown in this video) can cut dovetails, mortise-and-tenon joints, finger joints and much more. Watch the chips fly and think of all the ways you could use this tool in your woodworking shop. How Does…

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  • Accurate Fitting Dovetail Joints using a Dovetail Jig
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    How to Make Dovetail Joints and Fit Them Accurately

    Many projects call for dovetail joints because they’re strong and they’re attractive to look at. How to make dovetail joints with your jig may seem intimidating if you’ve never used one before. There are a couple of hints that can ease a lot of the frustration for inexperience dovetail joint builders. We have a variety…

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