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Joinery hints, tips, and tricks to help you build better projects.


Perfect Door Joinery With a Router Table Sled

A router table is a great tool for producing tight, crisp joints. But routing across the grain of a workpiece … Read More

Make Your Own Pocket Hole Jig Using A Handheld Router!

You're probably familiar with a pocket hole jig that uses a handheld drill to form the pockets. Here's a way … Read More

Stickley Inspired Clock

This mantel clock features Stickley details a unique face design. Read More

Perfect Stub Tenon & Groove

Making stub tenon and groove joinery is a cornerstone of the Craftman style of furniture. This easy-to-make joint is a … Read More

Table Saw Crosscut Sled Finger Joint Jig

A crosscut sled makes cutting so much easier and more accurate that many woodworkers have one on their saw practically … Read More

Biscuit Joiner Spline Slots

Instead of building a cradle jig for your table saw to make decorative splines, try this addition to your biscuit … Read More

The Basics of Pocket Hole Joinery

Fast, accurate, versatile, and strong — do you need more reasons to give this joinery technique a try? Read More

Loose-Wedge Mortise & Tenon Joints

These traditional options for knock-down joinery offer strong, rigid construction along with a unique, hand-crafted look. Read More

Troubleshooting Tips For Your Jointer

If your jointer is giving you fits, try a few of these remedies for some common jointer ailments. Read More

Perfect-Fitting Finger Joints

Attractive and strong, finger joints are also easy to make with nothing more than a shop-made table saw jig and … Read More

Making Doors With Rail & Stile Bits

Whether it’s kitchen cabinets or an entertainment center, a set of router bits offers an easy way to make the … Read More

How to: Dovetail Case Construction

For long-lasting case construction, the tried and true dovetail joint can’t be beat. Read More

Tips For Creating A Mitered Bridle Joint

A table saw and a simple, shop-made jig are all you need to make strong, tight-fi tting miter joints. Read More

Routing Miniature Dovetails

Small-scale dovetails are a breeze with the right jig, templates, and bits. Porter-Cable's kit contains everything you need for a … Read More

Choosing The Right Mortise & Tenon Joint

The mortise and tenon isn’t a “one-size-fi ts-all” joint. The trick is knowing which type works best for your application. Read More