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Tips & Techniques4

Clean Cuts Every Time8

You only need three blades to get smooth, tearout-free cuts from your table saw.

5 Top Hand Tools10

Every power tool woodworker should have these five hand tools to get top-notch results.

The Versatile Fast Joint Jig12

With a simple jig and a set of templates, you can make a wide range of decorative joints.

Shop Tips for Tight Dovetails14

Perfect-fitting half-blind dovetails are a snap when you follow these handy tips and tricks.

Classic Entry Bench16

The casual look of this small bench comes from its graceful curves and sculpted seat. To ensure it lasts for years to come, it's built with traditional mortise and tenon joinery.

Page 19: Main Illustration

The main drawing on page 19 needs to be updated to show the bandsawn kerfs for the wedges at the top of each leg.

Craftsman-Style Lamp22

Stained glass panels set in solid-wood frames give this lamp an unbeatable look. The best part is that creating the stained glass panels is surprisingly simple to do.

Online Extras

Page 51: Sources

The project used the shade with part number ESK9551; however that can no longer be found on the vendor's website. The shade with part number ESK9554 (also from everylampshade.com) will work. Another source is Euro Style Lighting (www.eurostylelighting.com), part number EUK9552.

Shop Notebook28

Cherry Armoire30

This stylish armoire has a lot going for it. First, with the two-tone finish and simple details, it looks great. Second, there’s loads of storage. And finally, the construction is quick and easy.

Online Extras

Page 37: Half-Scale Leg Pattern

The distance from the inside edge to the mortise should be 2 1/2", not 2 1/4" as originally printed.

Page 40: Left margin drawing

The callout should read "Drawer bottom centered on tail."

From Plans to Perfect Projects42

Here's what you need to know to get the best results from any set of project plans.

Fast, Foolproof Finishing46

Laying down a smooth, even finish starts with the right tool. Here’s what we use.

The Secret of Face Frames48

Face frames are the key to rock-solid cabinet construction that looks great.

Final Details52