Preparing the rails for the legs

The rails are attached to the top ends of the legs with bridle joints. Start by cutting the recesses in the rails that enable them to mesh with the mortises you will saw in the legs. Outline the rail profile on your blanks and mark the shoulders of the recesses 2 inches to each side of the middle of the boards. Adjust the dado head on your table saw as wide as it will go and set the cutting height at lA inch. Screw an extension to the miter gauge, align one of the shoulder marks on the rail with the dado head, and butt the fence against the end of the stock. Feed the rail with the miter gauge, pressing the stock against the fence. Flip the rail to cut a shoulder on the other face, then rotate the piece and cut the shoulders at the other end of the recesses (left). Move the fence out of the way and remove the remaining waste.

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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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