Making the dropleaf supports

The drop leaves are supported by pivoting supports. Housed along the top edge of the side rails, the supports pivot on dowels to hold the drop leaves when they are extended, then align with the rails when the leaves are not needed. Rip a 7/s-inch-wide strip from the edge of each side rail, then adjust your table saw's miter gauge to a 70° angle. Cut a 103/4-inch-long piece from each end of the strip (right). The piece between the cuts will be the drop-leaf support; the two end pieces will be glued back onto the side rail (step 2). Make the other support the same way.

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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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