In the Groove
As all of us woodworkers know there are often many ways to achieve a specific goal. Miter joints, for example. They can be cut by hand, on a table saw, miter saw (electric-powered or hand-powered), with a miter bit in a router table … you get the drift.
With that said, all of us tend to zero in on our favorite way to do something. So here is my question: Box joints … how do you cut them?
I have my preference; in general I like to make my own jig and form them using my table saw. Friends of mine think I am working entirely too hard, as there are box jigs ready for purchase from many different companies … including some advertising on this page!
But still, my curiosity is high, so I am looking to you all to educate me once again.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
It’s the last month before the 39th Annual Utah Woodturners Symposium, which will feature demos on turning and carving — as well as the Great Egg Cup Race.
Can I inject glue under some unstuck veneer areas to stick it down again?
Hook rules can be really useful for making shop measurements, and you can add one to any steel rule using parts you already have in your shop.
This reader used to get eye strain from trying to line up his scroll saw blade with his cut lines. This simple trick didn’t take any more time and was a real relief.
New Bluetooth batteries and remote control set enable select Festool cordless tools to activate new or older CT dust extractors automatically.
The table saw is one of the most versatile woodworking tools. To demonstrate, we made all of the parts for this small box project using only a table saw.