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  • Mortising on the Drill Press

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Mortising on the Drill Press Simple improvements make a mortising attachment work great. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking project story from AWBookstore.com . Even though they’re sexy, benchtop mortising machines...
  • Router Table Box Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 29, 2012
    Router Table Box Joints The perfect fit comes easily with a simple shop-made jig. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Box joints are a cinch to make on a router table. All you need are...
  • Four-Sided Quartersawn Table Legs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Four-Sided Quartersawn Table Legs How to rout lock miters on narrow pieces. By Tom Caspar and Stewart Crick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . If you spotted an oak leg with quartersawn figure on all...
  • Hammer Your Own Copper Hardware

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Hammer Your Own Copper Hardware By David Olson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Hardware doesn’t have to come from a catalog. You can make your own. The raw materials are inexpensive and you...
  • Tips for Better Picture Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 2, 2012
    Tips for Better Picture Frames Frame like a pro with simple tools. By Dave Munkittrick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Blind splines Until somebody discovers a miracle glue for end grain, miter...
  • Classic Frame and Panel Door

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 2, 2012
    Classic Frame and Panel Door Traditional methods for making doors that last. By Lonnie Bird Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . A few design elements are as simple, beautiful or enduring as the frame...
  • How to Hang Inset Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 2, 2012
    How to Hang Inset Doors Install butt hinges perfectly and establish consistent, slender margins. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Nothing signals skillful craftsmanship like an inset...
  • Butterfly Inlay

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Butterfly Inlay Make a perfect fit with a shop-made template. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Don’t you just love it when something that looks extremely difficult turns out to...
  • Power Sharpening System

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Power Sharpening System By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . I’m crazy about sharp hand tools. When edges are perfect, these tools sing in your hands. When they’re dull, you...
  • Divided-Light Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Divided-Light Doors Add a masterful touch with classic glass doors. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . With the right set of router bits, a divided-light door is a lot easier to make...
  • Slot & Spline Paneled Door

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Slot & Spline Paneled Door Hands down, the easiest way to make a frame-and-panel door. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . A good-looking frame-and-panel door is really quite easy...
  • Frame and Panel Door

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Frame and Panel Door Great results in 10 simple steps. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Name a cabinet’s parts, and you’re sure to include doors—one of woodworking’s...
  • Making Cathedral Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Making Cathedral Doors A time-tested recipe for making beautiful cathedral raised-panel doors. By George Vondriska Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Cathedral raised-panel doors are beautiful, but...
  • Making Lipped Drawers with a Dovetail Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Making Lipped Drawers with a Dovetail Jig By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . You can do more with your half-blind dovetail jig than meets the eye. You’ve probably used it to make...
  • Wedged Mortise & Tenon

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    Wedged Mortise & Tenon This joint will never loosen! By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Tap, tap, tap. The wedges go home, the glue squeezes out and a big smile lights up your face...