Center Lap Joint

After finishing the end laps, I made the lap joint in the center of the back upright (A). This requires a two-step technique with the table saw and a router. shoulder cuts. The shoulder cuts for this center joint are made on the table saw by using an auxiliary fence on the miter gauge, see Fig. 4. stop block. To establish the first shoulder (toward the top of the upright), clamp a stop block to the auxiliary fence so the distance from the block to the side of the saw blade toward the rip fence...

Screws For Woodworking

A few years ago drywall screws grabbed the attention of woodworkers. They go in faster, hold tighter, and don't require the typical pilot hole, shank hole, and countersink needed by regular wood screws. But drywall screws may not be the best answer either. Recently, I've switched to particle fxxird screws. heat-treated. Both particle board screws and drywall screws are heat treated. This gives them the strength needed to power-drive them into steel studs with no pilot hole. This feature...

Computer Furniture

PLUS A STURDY KID'S TABLE AND CHAIR SET Editor Design Director Managing Editor Assistant Editor Project Designer Technical Illustrators Computer Operations Administrative Assts. David Kreyling Cary Christensen Rod Stoakes Chris Glowacki Sandy Baum, Mgr. Vicky Robinson Jackie Stroud Pat Koob WOODSMITH (ISSN 0164-4114) is published bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, December) by Woodsmith Publishing Co., 2200 Grand Ave., Des Moines. IA50312. Woodsmith is a registered trademark of...

Squaredrive Screws

In the article on screws, we talked about the advantages of using square-drive Robertson screws, see page 21. Wood-smith is offering two kits of these screws with drivers, see box below . There are also several mail order sources square drive screw co, 5900 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438. 800-544-9460 . This company will send out a sample kit that includes 24 No. 8 x IV flat head. IxvRoot, zinc-plated screws with a Recex drive, and about a dozen more sample square-drive screws and a...