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Tips & Techniques4

New Spin On Slot Cutters8

Some new design innovations make these workhorses even more versatile and easy to use.

Getting a Flat-Bottom Dado10

Combine the table saw and a hand-held router to get clean, perfect dadoes.

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5 Steps for Perfect-Fitting Tenons12

We'll show you what it takes to get tight-fitting, gap-free tenons in a short time.

Using the Keller Jig14

Through dovetails in minutes? You bet. It's a snap with this simple router jig.

Shop-Made Louvered Shutters16

Here's your chance to make movable louvered shutters. We'll show you what it takes.

Shop Notebook24

Get a Grip on Your Chisels30

The right technique is all it takes to master this essential hand tool.

Fine Tool Chest42

Build the perfect companion to the tool cabinet. It shares all the same details -- just smaller.

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Putting Your Best Face Forward44

The wood you use in a project is just as important as how you use it. We'll share a few tips on wood selection.

Table Saw -- Space-Saving Ideas46

Make the most of limited shop space with these four practical ideas for your table saw.

5 Ways to Revive a Finish48

Bring back the shine to your tired and worn furniture with these proven techniques.

Q & A50

Final Details52