Mitered Corners

The corners of the molding must be mitered so the joint fits together. Although this can be done on a table saw, I prefer to do it with a sharp chisel so I can slowly sneak up on the cut. To guide the chisel, I made a simple jig (shown in Fig. 10). This is just a thick piece of scrap with a groove cut in it to accept the rails and stiles. Then one end of the jig is mitered at 45 . To miter the molding on the stiles, slip the stile in the jig and align the chisel mark...

The Molded Edge

The molded edge is, in effect, an extension of the inside edge of the rails and stiles. However, the profile shape of this molded edge must leave a small shoulder on the face side of the rails and stiles. Everything you do as far as measuring is concerned is done with that shoulder as a reference point. The first step is to cut the stiles the pieces that will receive the mortises to final length the height of the door opening . The rails with the tenons should be cut to rough length for now...

Stones That Redefine Sharpness

A 6000-GRIT KING S-l SHIAGE TOISHI C NATURAL BLUE STONE AO TOISHI E 8000-GRIT GOLD STONE SHIAGE TOISHI B NAGURA FOR S-l AND BLUE STONE D 1000-GRIT KING COARSE STONE TOISHI F NAGURA FOR GOLD STONE A 6000-GRIT KING S-l SHIAGE TOISHI C NATURAL BLUE STONE AO TOISHI E 8000-GRIT GOLD STONE SHIAGE TOISHI B NAGURA FOR S-l AND BLUE STONE D 1000-GRIT KING COARSE STONE TOISHI F NAGURA FOR GOLD STONE Editor s Note In the past year or so almost every woodworking catalog in the U.S. has started to carry...