Sawing the tenons at the bottom of the legs

Cut the legs to size, then outline the tenons on their bottom ends, using the mortises in the feet as a guide. Cut the tenons on your table saw fitted with a dado head; adjust the width of the head to slightly more than one-half the tenon length—about 1 inch. You will saw the tenon sides and edges in two passes each, eliminating the need to attach an auxiliary fence. To position the rip fence, align the shoulder line on the leg with the dado head and butt the fence against the end of the board; the fence should be well clear of the blades. Start by cutting the sides of the tenon (page 71). For the edges, align the end of the board with the dado head and make a pass, then turn the leg over and repeat. To complete the tenon, align the shoulder line with the head and feed the board with the miter gauge, riding the end of the workpiece against the fence. Turn the board over and repeat (left).

Shoulder

Shoulder

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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