Marking the first seat slat

Start sizing the seat slats at the back of the bench. To determine the exact angle at which you will need to miter the ends of the slats, hold the first blank in position on the seat supports and against the legs and use a sliding bevel to measure the angle formed by the slat and one leg. Adjust the miter gauge on your table saw to this angle. To locate your cutting lines on the board, mark lines along the front edges of the legs that divide their thickness in half. Then, with the slat blank in position, draw the cutting marks Vs Inch inside those on the legs (left). This will leave the required V4-gap between slats. Trim the slat to length and use it to size the remaining ones. Then fasten the slats to the seat supports with two screws at each end, leaving a V4-gap between the pieces.

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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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