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  1. How to Apply Plastic Laminate

    Plastic laminate laid out and glued to a piece of mdf

    Toughen up your work surfaces and jig facings with plastic laminate.

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  2. Making Butterfly Inlay Keys with Your Router

    Cut and installed butterfly inlays

    Template routing makes this inlay easy.

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  3. Simple Options for Squaring Up Boxes

    Measuring up the diagonals of a box frame

    Simple methods for determining if a box is square and how to adjust your clamps to bring it into square.

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  4. Glue-Up Tricks Using a Nail Gun

    Gluing up nailed together crown molding

    Simple techniques for quick and accurate glue-ups.

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  5. How to Make a Perfect Fitting Box Lid

    A cut box with matching lid

    One of the slickest ways to get the lid of a box to fit the box perfectly is to make them one and the same. You assemble all six sides of a box into one piece – and then cut the lid from the box.

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  6. Easily Applying Plywood Edge Banding

    Adding edge banding to a piece of plywood

    When I make Euro-style cabinets, I generally use 1/4-in. thick edge banding. But getting this thin edge banding consistently bonded to the edge of a carcass piece can be dicey.

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  7. Joinery Methods for Making Drawer Boxes

    dovetail joint

    What's the best joinery method for drawer boxes? For that matter, what are the joinery methods for making drawer boxes? You can build drawer joints using any number of methods, keep in mind you want to make sure your joinery method is durable enough to stand up to the sometimes discourteous treatment that drawers typically receive. That means that in drawer making, the emphasis is on reliable, accurate joinery.

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  8. Bookmatch Larger Veneer Wood Sheets by Splicing and Joining

    Wooodworkers I talk to who haven't tried working with veneers tend to think that it's just too difficult. This couldn't be further from the truth. Veneering is an easy woodworking technique that is both fun and creative. In the last issue I covered the simple task of veneering a drawer face.

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