Sawing the fingers

To cut the fingers at the end of the fly rail on your band saw, start by sawing out the waste at both edges of the piece with two intersecting cuts. To clear the waste between the fingers, nibble at it with the blade, pivoting the piece as necessary to avoid cutting into the fingers (left). Once all the fingers are cut, test-fit the joint and make any necessary adjustments with a chisel.

Long outer side rail piece

Shoulder line

Knuckle joint outline

Long outer side rail

Offset line

Backup board

3 Drilling the pin holes

Assemble each of the knuckle joints, then mark the center of the fingers on the top edge of the long rail piece. Bore the hole for the wooden pin on your drill press. Install a %-inch bit in the machine and clamp a backup panel to the table. Set the boards on the panel, aligning the center mark directly under the bit. Clamp a board against the back face of the stock, then secure it to the backup panel as a fence. Drill right through the stock (left). If the bit is not long enough to penetrate to the other edge of the boards, turn the stock over and complete the hole from the other side.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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