By Bill Hylton
Learn from knowledgeable how you can make the 10 most sensible joints utilizing your strength tools!
In Bill Hylton's Power-Tool Joinery you'll examine shop-tested innovations and reasons as to the why's and how's of joinery. additionally incorporated are plans for jigs and furniture to help you reduce person joints adequately and competently. This in-depth advisor may have you slicing joints like a professional in no time!
Learn to chop those powerful, tightly equipped joints with quite a few uncomplicated strength tools:<UL>• side joints• Dado joints• Rabbet joints• Miter joints• Splined joints• Sliding dovetail joints• Dovetail joints• Lap and half-lap joints• Mortise-and-tenon joints• Biscuit joints</UL>
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A shop-made angle sled allows you to cut both bevels and spline grooves on the table saw without tilting the blade. Clamp the work to the sled’s sloping fence and guide the sled along the saw’s rip fence to make the cut. jo_050_059_P7 4/5/05 11:50 PM Page 56 56 C H A P T E R F I V E Width of tabletop 3 1/2" 3" 1 1/2" 45° 3" 3 /4 " Clamping ear Acute-angle fence Make the acute-angle fence from a length of stock equal to the width of your router tabletop. Rip one edge of the fence with your table-saw blade tilted to 45°.
While I favor fixed base routers for hand-guided cuts like dadoes and grooves, stopped and blind cuts are the stuff of plunge routers. With a plunger, you can jab the bit into the work to start your cut, then quickly retract it at the end. But that doesn’t mean you have to have or use a plunge router for these cuts. Obviously, ending a stopped cut is easy, even with a fixed-base router. Just stop cutting at the mark, turn off the router and, when the bit stops spinning, lift it from the work. While it takes a little practice to master, it isn’t difficult to tip in or drag in the bit with a fixed-base router to start a cut.
Sight across the tilted blade to your layout line on the work’s edge. Gently slide the fence against the work and lock it. jo_039_049_P5 4/5/05 11:46 PM Page 43 ROUTING A M I T E R J O I N T S 43 BEVEL “Tune” rough-sawed bevels with a chamfering bit. To bevel the full edge of 3⁄4" stock, you need a very large bit, so it's best to do this on a router table, with the router speed dialed back to about 12,000 rpm. You could produce the bevel from a square edge this way, but it’s best to stage the cut.
Bill Hylton's Power-Tool Joinery (Popular Woodworking) by Bill Hylton