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Three Router Bits for a Perfect Transom

A slot cutter, a rabbeting bit, and a roundover bit away from handsome transoms


Gary Striegler, a contractor and builder in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has devised a system for making transom windows that look like they were bought from a custom manufacturer. The trick is a modified mortise-and-tenon joint. 

This video demonstrates the process. Watch it and read Gary’s article, Handsome Transoms, and you too will be able to make a transom that will fit any occasion.

From Fine Homebuilding 165, pp. 134-138
September 1, 2004

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