Trimming the ends of the staves

Once all the spline grooves have been cut, dry-fit the staves together with the splines. Use surgical tubing to hold the assembly together. To level the staves at the top and bottom, both ends of each piece will have to be beveled. To determine the bevel angle, hold a board as a straightedge across the top of the assembly and use a sliding bevel to measure the angle between the outside face of a stave and the straightedge (left). Tilt your table saw blade to the measured angle and clamp an extension board to the miter gauge. Align the cutting mark at one end of the stave with the blade, then butt a stop block against the end of the stock and clamp it to the extension. Angle the miter gauge so the ends will be cut straight across. Then, holding the work-piece flush against the extension and stop block, bevel the end of each stave (below). Use the same setup to bevel the opposite ends of the staves.

Miter gauge extension

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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