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Tips & Techniques4

Coffee Table6

This coffee table features a beveled-glass top and traditional mortise and tenon joinery. And we've come up with a quick way of making the mortises for the spindles on the ends of the table.

  • Page 8: Taper jig illustration
    Top width measurement printed as 4 1/2" but should be 5". End piece measurement printed as 1" but should be 1 1/4"

Finish information: The project was stained with a mix of 1 part General Finishes' Seal-A-Cell Golden Oak and 1 part General Finishes' Seal-A-Cell Honey Maple. The piece was built with white oak.

Jewelry Box14

Veneered mahogany panels and applied walnut edging are just a couple of the woodworking techniques you'll have a chance to use when building this jewelry box.


With only a few minor modifications, the jewelry box can be built as a classic cigar humidor. All it takes is some Spanish cedar and a few pieces of specialty hardware.

Three-way Miters20

Despite their appearance, three-way miters aren't all that difficult. Our step-by-step technique article takes you through the process from start to finish -- without cutting any corners.

Shop Notes22

Crosscutting Tips24

There's more to accurate crosscutting on the table saw than just pushing a board past a blade. Here we share some of our favorite tips that we've come across over the years.

Table Saw Outfeed Roller28

This adjustable outfeed roller attaches directly to the wings of the table saw. So you won't have to jockey it around the shop every time you move your saw.

Reader's Jig32

Talking Shop34

Final Details36