There is no better way to cut decorative mouldings and joinery than with the shaper. And there are no better guides to the shaper's versatile talents than Dr. Roger Cliffe and Michael Holtz.
Dr. Cliffe, author of the best-selling Table Saw Techniques, and Michael Holtz, a designer/woodcrafter with over 20 years of furniture and cabinetmaking experience, fully and clearly explain how you can quickly master all the shaper's techniques for cutting several profiles or shapes in a single pass, as well as its ability to accommodate cuts from two directions.
Hundreds of techniques are carefully explained in step-by-step, photo-filled detail: how to use controls and accessories, how to install and use cutters and attachments, and how to master a host of basic operations (installing a cutter for edge cutting, changing a cutter, shaping end grain, and much more.)
More advanced operations include freehand shaping, shaping with jigs and fixtures, and cutting stick joinery.
Valuable checklists and charts cover common troubleshooting problems, maintenance, tune-up, and getting the best possible cut.