Preparing the top rails for wood buttons

Once all the tenons are finished, you will need to cut a groove along the top frame rails of the safe to accommodate the wood buttons that will secure the cabinet top in place. Install a dado head on your table saw, adjust its width to inch, and set the cutting height at about 7/s inch. Position the rip fence about % inch from the blades and install two featherboards to support the rails, clamping one to the fence above the dado head and another to the table. Brace the second featherboard with a support board. Feed the rails into the dado head inside-face down and with the top edge pressed against the fence (right). Finish each pass with a push stick.

Featherboard

Push stick

Support board

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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