Base

After adding the face frame to the case, I began work on the base. The base is a bullnose frame glued on top of a kickboard frame, see Fig. 9. top frame. To make the bullnose frame, rip a front (N) and two sides (O) to a width of 2W, see Fig. 9. Then rough cut the front 53 long and the sides 23 long. Before cutting the pieces to final length, rout a bullnose edge on the pieces. First, rout a 2 round-over on the top edge, see Step 1 in Fig. 10. Then, to rout the bottom edge, switch to a W1...

Mitering The Ends

Once you've glued the two arched molding strips together you're faced with another interesting challenge. How do you cut clean, straight miters on the ends of a piece that's 11 2 thick, 511 2 long, and shaped like a boa constrictor And, if that's not enough of a problem, the two miters have to be the correct distance apart or the molding won't fit the cabinet. mitering carriage. To solve all of this, I approached the last problem first. I figured if I could cut miters the correct distance apart...

Leg Rails

While the angled legs on this high-chair make it very stable, angles can be confusing to work with. To lessen the confusion, I worked with only one angled part of the highchair at a time. I found it easiest to start with the leg rails first. cutting the rails. To make the six rails, start by cutting W-thick stock for the upper After I finished cutting the rails and marking the mortise locations. I started working on the high-chair's legs (D). cut the legs. Since all four legs (D) are the same...

Burnishing A Miter

As I was building the Armoire, I ran into a problem at one corner of the base the miter joint had a slight gap in it. Should I start over and cut new pieces to make it perfect Or is there an easy way to fix it There's a neat little trick for closing outside miters that's used on base moldings in houses. You just burnish the corners to close the gap. When the gap on an outside miter is Vi6M or less you can roll both sides of the joint over to fill the gap. What you're really doing is crushing...

Shelves

Routering Wood Moldings Stop Chamfer Bit

After all the moldings were attached, I made the 3 4 plywood shelves W , see Fig. 14. cut to size. To determine the size of the shelves, measure the inside of the case. To allow for edging, I cut the shelves to width 2 less than the depth of my case. Then cut the shelves Vs less than the distance between the divider and the cabinet side. tongues. After cutting the shelves to size, the next step is to rout tongues on the front for the edging strips, see Fig. 14. For more on edging plywood, see...

Rub Arm For Raised Panels

How do you cut the profile on an arched raised panel Usually it's done with shaper cutters or expensive 75 and up raised panel router bits. These bits have bearings that follow the shape of the arch to maintain a consistent width on the bevel. However, on the Armoire I tried a less expensive bit under 25 to cut the raised panel, see page 31. It cuts a bevel with a shoulder, but it doesn't have a bearing. To use this bit, you have to use a fence or a rub arm. For the straight sections of the...

Highchair Hardware Package

A hardware package for the Highchair is also available. The package includes all hardware needed to build the highchair. plus a three-piece safety strap, and the hardware used to mount the tray spring-loaded latches that swivel the tray out of the way, see the photo on page 32 . Highchair Hardware 767-100 Highchair Hardware Package 19.95 1 Full-Size Patterns of the seat back and template for routing the tray recess 10 lW-Long 40mm Confirm t Knock-Down Screws 2 Tray Latches with Mounting Screws...

Mortising Table Complete

There is also a complete ready-to-assemble kit that includes everything listed above plus the pre-cut plywood. The plywood is Baltic Birch 13 ply. W-thick with the threaded inserts already installed. All you have to do is cut a slot for your miter gauge and an optional hole to fit your shop-vac hose. Then glue and screw the parts together and mount the router to the phenolic base. Mortising Table Kit 767-200 Complete Mortising Table Kit 74.95