• Biscuit Jointer: Register Off the Fence
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    Biscuit joinery came onto the hobbyist woodworking scene in the 1990s, and woodworkers have been using biscuits heavily ever since. Nothing beats a biscuit joint when it comes to a quick, lightweight substitute for a traditional mortise and tenon joint, or a spline joint. A biscuit joiner essentially creates a slot into which a pressed… Read more »

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  • How to Use a Biscuit Joiner: Registering off the Bottom
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    Woodworkers commonly use biscuits as a quick, lightweight substitute for dados, splines and tenons. For joints of these types, biscuit joinery provides a great option in situations where the joint does not demand extreme strength. As you learn how to use a biscuit joiner, it is helpful to understand the exceptional versatility that this tool… Read more »

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    One huge benefit of a plunge router is the ability to set it to a specific depth, and hit that depth precisely every time. Certain projects are more demanding than others. For instance when working with inlay, which is very thin, the difference between a perfect fit and a bad one is very small. But… Read more »

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    Everyone loves the handsome, distinguished look of dovetails, and on top of that they are an extremely strong, durable joint. Half blind dovetails are commonly used in drawer construction, and when overlay doors are desired, a rabbeted half blind joint is used. Using a dovetail jig and router is definitely the way to go when… Read more »

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  • Flattened slab
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    Wood slabs can make great tables. The problem is getting them flat. The coolest slabs are usually too big to go through a planer or sander, and end grain slabs shouldn’t go through a planer anyway. Fortunately, there is an easy way to flatten any oversized board using a shop-made jig and a router. Here’s… Read more »

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    Have you ever wondered how to make the edge of a board perfectly rounded in a continuous semi-circle? This is called a bullnose edge. Bullnosing on the edge of a shelf or other decorative piece adds a nice stylistic element to any project. With some careful setup, bullnosing can be created efficiently on a simple… Read more »

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    How many power sanders are too many? Or, more importantly, how many power sanders aren’t enough? Contributing Editor A.J. Moses has come to recognize that increasing your collection of power sanders and can save you A LOT of time on your projects. Plus, he’s got some tips on how to best take advantage of owning… Read more »

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    Plenty of projects call for plywood or other sheet stock. If you don’t own a table saw, you might figure those projects are out of reach for you. Not so! Dave Munkittrick has come up with a great way to handle sheet goods. If you have a plywood-hungry project in mind, check out Dave’s great… Read more »

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    Adding a router fence to your hand-held router provides a great enhancement to one of the most versatile tools in your shop. A good quality router fence enables you to mill grooves, dadoes, and flutes, consistently following the edge of your wood router projects. Without a router fence, you are limited in the accuracy and… Read more »

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