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  • Tablesaw Box Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Tablesaw Box Joints A shop-made jig with micro-adjust guarantees perfect joints. By Tim Johnson Box joints are the savvy woodworker’s alternative to dovetails. Strong, great-looking and quickly made, box joints are an especially good choice when...
  • AW Extra 7/26/12 - 10 Techniques for Tighter, Faster, Stronger Miter Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 7, 2009
    10 Techniques for Tighter, Faster, Stronger Miter Joints By Gary Wentz Miter joints provide one main advantage over other joints: A miter joint hides end grain and brings face grain neatly together. Everything else about miter joints is a hassle. They’re...
  • Loose Tenon Joinery

    by woodworkerBryan     Monday, May 19, 2014
    Loose Tenon Joinery Rout 4 variations of these super-strong joints with a versatile shop made jig. By Bill Hylton I've used a number of different methods to create mortise and tenon joints, but I keep coming back to loose tenons, because they're...
  • AW Extra 2/7/13 - Perfect Butt Joints in Laminate

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, October 15, 2009
    Perfect Butt Joints in Laminate An underscribe router attachment guarantees success. By Brad Holden Long countertops or those that turn corners need butt joints. You can use several methods to make this joint, but the easiest way to get tight-fitting...
  • Classic Door Joinery

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Classic Door Joinery How to make strong mortise and tenon joints with a plunge router and a tablesaw. By Tom Caspar Imagine turning the clock back 500 years and visiting a fellow woodworker in any large European town. You could instantly strike up a conversation...
  • AW Extra 11/21/13 - Carbide Cutterheads for Jointers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Carbide Cutterheads for Jointers Cut manufactured materials and make fewer knife changes By Dave Munkittrick The latest thing in jointers is the segmented carbide insert cutterhead. Instead of high-speed steel (HSS) knives, the cutterhead is peppered...
  • AW Extra 7/3/14 - Perfect Edge Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    Perfect Edge Joints A 6-step tune-up sets your jointer straight. By Dave Munkittrick Jointers are simple machines with few moving parts, but the two beds, the fence and the cutterhead all have to be in alignment for a jointer to function properly. Few...
  • Skew Planing

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    Skew Planing By Alan Lacer The skew is one of the most useful tools in the turner’s arsenal. This article will get you on the right path towards mastering this tricky but useful tool . A lot of us start out trying the skew without a clue as to how...