Preparing the stock

Consisting of the side and end rails, and the legs, the frame of the serving trolley is assembled with half-lap joinery. On your table saw, install a dado head and adjust it to maximum width. Refer to the anatomy illustration opposite for the location and size of the rabbets and dadoes required. At the bottom end of the rear legs, for example, start by cutting a rabbet along the outside face to accept the lower side rail. The length of the rabbet should equal the width of the side rail and its depth should be one-half the stock thickness. Next, cut a rabbet along the outside edge of the leg to accommodate the lower end rail. Position the rip fence so you can feed the stock along the fence as you define the rabbet shoulder, then make a series of passes to remove the remaining waste (left). Guide the workpiece with the miter gauge for each of these passes.

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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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