Preparing the staves for the splines

Fit your table saw with a dado head, adjust its width to the spline thickness— % inch—and set the cutting height to Vs inch. Center the edge of a stave over the blades, then butt the rip fence against one face of the stock and clamp a guide board to the saw table against the opposite face. Feed the stave into the head, keeping the outside face flush against the fence (right). To determine the width of the plywood splines, secure two staves upright in handscrews, butt the pieces edge to edge, and measure the combined depth of their grooves (inset). Cut the splines the same length as the staves, ripping them as wide as your measurement, less Va inch.

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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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