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Bow-Front End Table 6 The drawers on this formal project really stand out, but they're not the only woodworking challenge here. The fluted legs, beaded edging and glass-smooth finish also deserve a closer look. Bow-Front Drawers 16 You might expect bow-front drawers to be difficult to make. But cutting the curves on the front pieces is no big deal. And our pro-cedure makes it easy to join the curved fronts to the straight sides. Picture Frame Moldings 20 With a few router bits and some scraps...

Small items have a way of getting lost at the bottom of a drawer But these vertical drawers allow you to place

I f you're like me, you've got a drawer somewhere in your JL. shop that's full of half-empty boxes of screws and fasteners. And whenever you're looking for a certain size screw or fastener, you have to paw through the drawer to find the box you're looking for. And usually, you wind up dumping out the contents of the entire drawer before you can find what you need. That's the problem with drawers. They're great for providing a place to put all the clutter that would otherwise end up on your...

Theres no secret or trick to cutting perfect miters They just take a careful setup and some fine tuning to get

Miter Gauge Auxiliary Fence

Here's nothing very complicated about a miter joint. Just two 45 angles that fit together to form a right angle. And making a miter joint is also pretty simple. You adjust your miter gauge to 45 and make a cut on the end of two pieces of wood. Sometimes, you might have to do a little tweaking to the miter gauge, the saw blade, or both. But all in all, it's not too difficult to get the two pieces to fit together in a nice, tight miter. When you're dealing with more than one miter however like in...

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Chest Drawers Plans Woodsmith

Supplies for the projects featured in this issue are available at local woodworking stores or the mail order sources at right. Here's some information you need to know when purchasing your supplies. To build the end table on page 6, all the hardware you'll need are two bail pulls, some nylon glide tape for the drawers, and a few woodscrews. For a complete list, see page 15. The bail pulls we chose have a 2 bore the center- to-center distance between the mounting posts . And the nylon tape is...

How To Build Bow Front Drawers

Leg Flutes

Set this end table in a room with JL JLa bunch of woodworkers and see what they look at first. I bet you nine times out of ten, the bow-front drawers will be opened first and given a close inspection. And frankly, I'd do the same thing. The drawers are one of the most intriguing features of this project You don't see bow-front drawers very often. So if s natural to be curious about how they're built. Are they bent to this shape or cut from a thick block And how do...

Shaping a bowed drawer front was pretty straightforward It was joining the front piece to the drawer sides that threw

Making Curved Drawer

K The dovetails are routed first top . Then a thick blank can be added bottom , and the front cut to shape. hough it may sound difficult, there isn't any trick to bowing a drawer front. Simply start with a thick blank, cut the curves on a band saw, and sand them smooth. It's that simple. However, the curved front has to be connected with two straight sides. And the traditional way to do this is with half-blind dovetails. So how do you go about cutting dovetails on a curved piece You don't For...

Six Quick Easy Picture Frames

Strohman Associate Editors Jon Garbison Art Director Todd Lambirth Senior Illustrators David Kreyling DirkVer Steeg Mike Mittermeier CraziiveOiVectorTedKralicek Projed Developer KenMunkel Sr.Project Designers Kent Welsh, Kevin C. Boyle Shop Manager. Steve Curtis Shop Craftsman Steve Johnson Senior Photographer Crayola England Executive Editor Douglas L Hicks Art Director Steve Lueder Senior Graphic Designer Chris Glowacki Graphic Intern Vu Nguyen Editorial Intern Joseph E. Irwin...