• 1:41

    Jointing Small Parts

    Jointing, the process of cleaning up and straightening an edge, isn’t restricted to jointers. You can also do this with hand tools. Joining small pieces of wood can be a challenge. When you’re working with small pieces a block plane works great for jointing and chamfering edges. The setup When you’re thinking about using a…

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  • 7:35

    How to Create a Bowtie Inlay

    A bowtie inlay, also called a dovetail or butterfly inlay, serves a couple of purposes in your woodworking. If you’re working with a piece that has a crack in it, you can use a bowtie inlay to bridge the crack and stabilize it. If there’s a defect in your board that you want to mask,…

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  • 4:21

    Cutting Precise Angles for a Custom Flag Case

    One of the most inspired and patriotic projects that a woodworker can build is a flag case. Building a flag display case primarily involves standard cabinetmaking tools and skills, but how on earth do you cut those sharp miters on the base? The base corners of a traditional flag case feature 45 degree angles, so…

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  • 2:02

    How to Prevent Troublesome, Slippery Glue Joints

    Woodworkers use glue on nearly every project, and any woodworker who has applied clamping pressure to their joinery knows all about slippery glue joints. Just when you get everything aligned, and start to snug up the clamping pressure, the slippery glue joints start to float and all the care that you took getting everything dialed…

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  • 11:34

    Router Table Setup Using Test Cuts for Perfect Dadoes

    Dado joints are a time-honored approach for case joinery. When choosing to use a router to create this joint, router table setup is critical to creating the perfect fit that you’re after. On a table saw equipped with a dado head you would use shims to dial in the perfect width for your dado, but…

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  • 9:03

    Reinforcing Mitered Corners with a Spline

    Mitered corners provide a great way to put boxes together. Once the box is assembled you might choose to add wooden splines to the joint for a variety of reasons. A splined miter joint is significantly stronger than a miter without splines, and wooden splines can also become a decorative element. How to do it…

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  • Breadboard Ends
    2:18

    How to Glue Breadboard Ends

    Breadboard ends are attractive, and functional. They cover the end grain of a panel and, because they’re applied long grain to cross grain, they help the panel remain flat. However, the long grain to cross grain connection can create a problem, if the ends aren’t properly applied. Seasonal changes Even after a tree has been…

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  • How to Cut Pins/Sockets with Porter Cable Dovetail Jig
    13:10

    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…

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  • Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Cutting Through Dovetails
    7:36

    Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Cutting Through Dovetails

    Learn how to set up for through dovetails using a Porter Cable dovetail jig. This is part two in a three- part series that will prepare you to successfully execute this joint every time. Part one covered the initial setup of the jig, and this video provides detailed instruction on how to cut the tail…

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