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Woodworking Techniques

  • Perfect Edge Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Perfect Edge Joints A 6-step tune-up sets your jointer straight. By Dave Munkittrick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from . Jointers are simple machines with few moving parts, but the two beds, the fence...
  • Iron Out Those Dents

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Iron Out Those Dents Here’s a classic tip that everyone should know: It’s not hard to make a dent in wood and fortunately, it’s not hard to get one out, either. All you need is a household iron (don’t worry, it won’t get...
  • 10 Tips for Perfect Miter Joints

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 2, 2008
    10 Tips for Perfect Miter Joints Make Micro Adjustments with a Disc Sander No tool can tweak a miter's fit as easily as a disc sander can. You can shorten the workpiece a hair with a quick touch of the disc. You can also adjust the angle by a fraction...
  • 4 Tips for Dovetailing by Hand

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 19, 2008
    4 Tips for Dovetailing by Hand By Frank Klausz 1. Cut by Eye When dovetailing by hand , be bold. Don’t bother with a try square or sliding bevel. After gauging a thickness line across the board, lay out the pins with your saw as you make each cut...
  • Haunched Mortise & Tenon

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Haunched Mortise & Tenon 13 steps for making a super-strong joint. By Tom Caspar Of all the variations on the mortise and tenon joint, this is one of the best. The haunch – that short little stub tenon at the top of the joint – adds strength...