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  1. Box Joints Possible with a Router Table?



    Dry fitting box joint cut on a router table


    Can and how would a router be utilized to make box joints for a project?

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  2. How to Make a Picture Frame with Cordless Tools

    makita cordless router


    Cordless tools have come a long way in a little more than 20 years. Now there are cordless versions of tools that we never thought possible. I this video you'll see how we used a cordless biscuit joiner , router, sander and even a miter saw to make a beautiful oak picture frame.



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  3. Making Furniture with Beadlock Floating Tenons

    beadlock jig and tenons


    In this week's Rockler demo, you'll learn how the new Beadlock Pro Jig makes it easy to create floating tenons when you're building furniture. The Beadlock system creates incredibly strong, totally concealed joints with only your hand drill. Just pop the included drilling guide into the jig in the ''A'' position to locate the initial holes, then slide it to the ''B'' position to drill the overlapping holes.



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  4. Build Face Frames with a Shop-made Doweling Jig



    Using shop made jig to drill dowel holes


    A little scrap and a couple of bushings are all it takes.

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  5. Introduction to Furniture Joinery

    woodworker measuring a mortise and tenon joint



    “There are three categories of woodworking joinery that we use to make furniture; the butt joint, the mortise and tenon, and the dovetail. All other joinery can be considered variations within of these three categories.” -- Ian Kirby, Master Woodworker



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  6. Cubby Cabinet Project Plan

    cubby cabinet project

    We designed this Cubby Cabinet using materials that are readily available on our web site. All materials and quantities are listed in the plan. You could substitute other materials that are cut to the same dimensions.

    The dadoes that capture the dividers in the shelves were cut using a portable router mounted to the Rockler Indexing Dado Jig. This jig makes it easy to cut dadoes that are equally spaced.

    We finished this project by applying a coat of Antique White Milk Paint over a dark wood stain. After the paint dried we sanded the edges and faces of the cabinet to create an antique finish.



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  7. When to Install a Butterfly Key?



    Butterfly key cutting tools and an installed key


    Should I surface a cherry slab before or after installing a butterfly key?

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  8. How to Cut Perfect Miter Joints?



    Using a table saw sled to cut a miter


    How can you set up an old table saw to cut great miter joints?

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