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We'll show you what to look for in a dovetail jig and some tips on getting perfect-fitting joints.
A few tools and some proven techniques take the mystery out of cutting and shaping glass.
You can find the basic glass-cutting tools shown in the article on page 14 at hardware and home improvement stores. The carbide oil cutter (SC- 3) and the glass-breaking pliers (4112-pro) were ordered from the Stained Glass Web-Mart.
These stylish frames feature simple joinery and won't take a lot of time or materials.
The no-miter picture frames go together easily in just a few hours. And the bonus is that all the supplies needed (hangers, turn buttons, screws, and glass) can be found at a local hardware or home improvement store.
Make the most of your corners. This corner media cabinet holds a large-screen TV but doesn't take up the whole room in the process.
Almost all of the hardware you need to build the corner media cabinet can be ordered from Lee Valley. To install the doors, you’ll need two pair of 2" nickel-plated no-mortise hinges (#00H51.32) and two 232mm stainless steel bar handles (#01W83.13). To keep the doors closed, I picked up two 3/8"-dia. rare-earth magnets (#99K32.03), two 1/2" O.D. magnet cups (#99K32.52), and two 1/2" O.D. magnet washers (99K32.62). And the final items from Lee Valley are the five aluminum legs (00S81.40).
You’ll have to go to Rockler to get the nickel-plated shelf-support pins (#22773).
A glass store should be able to help you with the reeded glass (mine was 3/16" thick with the reeds on 1/2" centers). I paid a little extra and had the glass cut so that the reeded pattern was centered in my pieces.
There's no mistaking the classic look of this table. Its standout features include striking veneer, a "birdcage" mechanism, and a pedestal base.
To mount the table top to the birdcage, I used a pair of 2" no-mortise hinges (#28688) that were ordered from Rockler. The spring-loaded table catch from Horton Brasses (H-43) holds the top down when the table is in use but then allows you to quickly release it and tip it up for easy storage. The small spindles for the birdcage mechanism can be purchased from Rockler (#21360).
You’ll need a couple more items. The mahogany crotch veneer I applied to the top of the table came from Certainly Wood. Their number is listed at right. And finally, I used a classical bead and cove bit from Amana (#54108) to make the molding for the top.
We tried out some joinery bits with great results.
The router bits featured in the article starting on page 40 were all purchased at the Woodsmith Store. The lock miter bit that I tried out is made by Freud (#99-035) The box joint bit (#53610), the adjustable finger joint bit (#55392), and the glue joint bit (#55388) are all from Amana. All the bits have a 1/2"-dia. shank.
Five inexpensive lamps that shed new light on your shop and woodworking projects.
Accurate, consistent results everytime.
Can't find the perfect wood stain color? Learn to mix your own and get the color you want.
We'll show you why we used this unique, locking joint on the tip and turn table and how you can put it to use in your projects.