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The construction of the bed features through mortise and tenon joints connecting the horizontal rails to the posts. The headboard and the footboard have a frame and panel construction where vertical stiles contain the panels and connect the two horizontal stiles. The top horizontal stiles on the headboard and footboard have a broad inverted V shape that is characteristic of a number of Stickley pieces. [More]
This sturdy pool table is made with an Arts and Crafts design. The multi-part video series covers the project in great detail!

The pool table is designed in the Arts and Crafts style and will be constructed almost exclusively from Quartersawn White oak plywood. I've come up with some creative ways to conceal the plywood and ensure the table has a solid wood appearance. The entire build process is being video documented and presented as a multipart series. [More]
Here's my interpretation of Gustav Stickley's No. 603 tabouret. This little round table works great in almost any decor.

The construction of the table looks deceptively simple, but it has it's fair share of challenges. You have to be accurate and precise in the execution of the joinery to make the through tenons and interlocking cross members fit perfect. [More]
This project details the design and construction of a Flag and Certificate Display Case. I made a display case for my father-in-law that holds an American flag and certificate. The flag and certificate were presented to him by an active Navy Seal serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The certificate shows the date the flag was flown over Camp Patton in Fallujah. This was quite an honor for my father-in-law, and the flag and certificate deserved a special case to preserve and protect them. [More]
John W. Nixon from Eagle Lake Woodworking demonstrates how to build an Arched-Top keepsake made from Cocobolo. This unique arched-top keepsake box is an eye catching item with a unique feature on the inside - a place to frame a picture. The process for making a dovetailed box is detailed in this video, as well as, the procedure for shaping the arched lid. [More]
I've developed a revolutionary way to easily create mortises on the router table. Traditionally, this operation was reserved for plunge routers. Not any more!! With the aid of my motorized router lift, I can create matching mortises for loose tenon joinery on my router table. [More]
Mission style cherry coffee table built with components from Osborne Wood Products. The table top is custom made and features bread board ends. [More]
The horizontal router table is my new favorite addition to the shop. The benefits of having a router in the horizontal position for some operations is unmatched! You can do some really cool routing operations in the horizontal position.



The 12 minute video shows how to make crown molding, trim molding, mortise and tenon joints, and raised panels - all using the MLCS horizontal router table. See the benefits of using a horizontal table when working with wide stock. The Horizontal Router Table makes auxiliary fences, multiple featherboards and jigs unnecessary. Visit MLCS Woodworking for more information. [More]
This project shows a detailed demonstration on how to setup and use two different Through Dovetail templates by MLCS Woodworking. One template makes small dovetails suitable for jewelry boxes and drawers, while the other makes larger dovetails for chests and cabinets

Get great looking dovetail joints for a small investment. This easy to use dovetail system can produce dovetails on any width board. You can even make variable spaced dovetails! [More]
I have developed the world's first foot-activated motorized router lift. By motorizing the raise and lower action of the router, it enables operations never before possible with a standard router table. [More]
A sneak peek at the greatest innovation in woodworking router tables and lifts! MLCS Woodworking and Eagle Lake Woodworking have spent two plus years designing, developing, and testing the world's first foot-activated MOTORIZED ROUTER LIFT for retail sale. [More]
Watch as John W. Nixon builds this classic oak blanket chest. The chest features dovetail construction, exposed spline joints, and an arched base. This 26 minute video series cronicles the entire build. [More]
With the aid of my motorized router lift, I can create medium to large circles on the router table easily.

Forget that router trammel or bandsaw circle jig, with this method, you can make circles on your router table with no dust and no fuss.

This method is safer, cleaner and more accurate than many other methods. If you have a router table with a miter slot, check out this setup! [More]
While comtemplating ways to improve on the design of my existing crosscut sled, I started to focus on the concept of combining this sled with the features of Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw Jig. I spent a lot of time modeling the new Super Sled in Google Sketchup and I feel I have come up with one of the most versatile crosscut / mitering sleds around. When you see the video for the construction of the sled, I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to build for yourself. [More]
Router Table Mortising with Loose Tenon Joinery to make a Tool Stand.

The 26 minute woodworking video illustrates a complete project from start to finish. You will see the principles of loose tenon (or floating tenon) joinery applied to make a sturdy tool stand. [More]
This project details the assembly of WOOD Magazine's Universal Tablesaw Jig. The hardware kit shown in the video is from Schlabaugh & Sons.

Part I of the video shows how to construct the kit and explains the basics of the how the Universal Tablesaw Jig operates.

The laser engraved table accurately sets angles for miter cuts on the tablesaw. The alignment pins making setting the jig for 90 degree crosscuts a breeze. The jig also operates as a taper jig. Part II of the video details the various operations that can be performed with WOOD Magazine's Universal Tablesaw Jig.

This woodworking video shows how to use the jig for crosscutting, mitering, tapering and panel cutting. [More]

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