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Tear-out prone edges

How to rout rounded workpieces without troublesome tear-out

Whether you own a pocket-hole jig or are considering buying one, these shop-won insights will help you get more from your jig.

Pocket-hole pointers Whether you own a pocket-hole jig or are considering buying one, these shop-won insights will help you get more from your jig.

Cutting the perfect circle (a frame for a big, beautiful stained glass attic window.)

Advanced Router Techniques

Cutting the perfect circle (a frame for a big, beautiful stained glass attic window. Or a Hobbit hole door and windows!

For those occasions when you need a stable way to hold a board on its edge, turn to a tool that’s as old as woodworking itself—the wedge. I fashioned the wedge stands shown at right from scraps of 2x6 and a 3/8x6" bolt and nut. To make the stand, cut a 7"-long chunk from the 2x6 and drill a 1/2" hole centere d 2 1/4" from the edge and 1 3/4" up from the bottom. This hole reduces the likelihood of the stand splitting once the wedge is cut out. Mark the cutlines for the wedge as shown in..

For those occasions when you need a stable way to hold a board on its edge, turn to a tool that’s as old as woodworking itself—the wedge.

"Build Super Strong Shelves" (from plywood but with concealed edges).

Strengthening plywood shelves with edging. Could also use top left corner dado to put front edge band on bench seat.

How to Get Perfect Routed Edges  Tips and techniques for pro-quality profiles

How to Get Perfect Routed Edges

Kreg Tool Tip: Working with Different Board Thicknesses | When joining boards of two different thicknesses edge-to-edge or end-to-edge, set your Kreg Jig® according to the thickness of the thinner board. The picture shows a ½"-thick board and ¾"-thick board that were joined with pocket holes. As you can see, the Kreg Jig® was set for ½"-thick material, the thinner board. We've also included a helpful chart that shows which Kreg Jig® setting and screw length to use based on material…

Kreg Tool Tip: Working with Different Board Thicknesses When joining boards of two different thicknesses edge-to-edge or end-to-edge, set your Kreg Jig® according to the thickness of the thinner board. The picture shows a ½"-thick board and ¾"-thick boa

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Sanding guide block Screw a guide block to a sanding block to keep edges square, and sand before ironing on the edge banding

Texture_ ways to add texture to wood projects: Screw or Lag Bolt impressions in the wood, great for edging.

Texture_ ways to add texture to wood projects: Screw or Lag Bolt impressions in the wood, great for edging. - Aggiungere Texture al legno

How to Get Perfect Routed Edges

How to Get Perfect Routed Edges

Modern router bits with carbide cutters and guide bearings make forming wood edges almost foolproof. But there are a few tips and tricks that'll simplify the job and give you the best results.

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