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  1. 5 Useful Tools for Installing Trim Molding

    trim molding jigs and tools

    What tools do you use to install trim molding? These innovative trim molding jigs and tools can help you make installing your window, door and crown molding much easier.
    Rockler Trim Gauge
    Rockler Bench Dog® Bullnose Trim Gauge
    Bench Dog Crown Cut
    Rockler Speed-Cope Crown Molding Jig
    Rockler Crown Molding Support



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  2. Sofa Table Project Plan


    man sitting on sofa with computer on sofa table

    I like working and eating while sitting on my sofa, but I don’t have a stable table surface that slide up close for my computer or food. So, making a solid and stable sofa table (you could also call it a TV tray) has been on my project list for a long time. This table features two support legs on opposite side from the sofa, so that the bottom supports can slide under a sofa or chair and the tabletop can slide over the cushions. I used Rockler Heavy-Duty Cross Dowels and Bolts to make a rock solid connection between the table legs and stretchers. These fasteners are easy to install with the Rockler Heavy-Duty Cross Dowel Drilling Jig.

    Project design and plan by Alex from Bevelish Creations.

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  3. Making Woodworking Jigs with T-Tracks

    t-track woodworking jigs

    Rockler has designed several woodworking jigs that make it safe and easy to complete common woodworking actions, such as making miter cuts, making cross cuts, or milling joinery. But sometimes you need to make a special jig for a specific woodworking task. Rockler Universal T-track and accessories can help make these jigs adjustable and more versatile. The Universal T-track features a unique "stacked" T-slot that accepts both 5/16" T-bolts and 1/4" T-bolts, as well as 1/4" Hex-bolts. The T-tracks are available in 2 ft, 3 ft, or 4 ft lengths. The free jig plans featured in this post are examples of the many ways you can incorporate t-track in your jigs. You may find these jigs useful for your projects or they may be the inspiration for your unique jig design.

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  4. The Rockler Dovetail Jig - Beyond the Basics



    Rockler complete dovetail cutting jig with included accessories


    If you're like most woodworkers, you've spent a lot of time picking out the best woodworking machinery, hand planes, chisels, scrapers, rasps, clamps and all manner of specialized jigs, tools and accessories that help make your work more accurate and go more smoothly.

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  5. How to Install Window and Door Trim with New Rockler Trim Gauge

    using trim gauge to measure trim molding

    Learn how to measure, cut, and install window and door trim. The new Rockler Trim Gauge makes it easier to measure and cut window and door trim molding to the perfect lengths. Use the Trim Gauge to mark consistent and clear reveal lines on the jamb and casings. Integral rare-earth magnets and hook slots hold your tape firmly in the Trim Gauge while measuring. Attach the Trim Gauge to the window frame to hold the end of the tape and measure the length of short or long windows. Then use the gauge to transfer that measurement to the trim molding.



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  6. Project: Patio Furniture Table and Bench Set



    Slatted patio table and bench project


    This project lays out a modern and durable patio/picnic table which is relatively inexpensive and can seat up to six.

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  7. Measuring and Marking Basics



    Testing out several measuring tools


    If you're like most woodworkers, you've spent a lot of time picking out the best woodworking machinery, hand planes, chisels, scrapers, rasps, clamps and all manner of specialized jigs, tools and accessories that help make your work more accurate and go more smoothly.

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  8. Video: How to Make a Letterboard



    Maple letterboard with veneering


    In this video, David Picciuto creates a simple message board frame.

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