Woodcraft

For your local woodcraft store, visit www.woodcraft.com, or for a free catalog, call 800 542-9115 ART DIRECTION VERN JO SON PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE HABERMANN ILLUSTRATION FRANK ROHRBACH Full extension drawers and shelves keep your equipment organized and right at hand.There's room for hand tools, power tools and all of their accessories. Plus no bending down and fishing through dark cabinet interiors for the tool you need. This solid maple top can take a real beating. Plus it's wide enough to double...

Glue Joint

9 Glue eight strips together to form one 12-in. section of the top. Cauls keep the top pieces in alignment.The bench dog piece is placed second from the edge with the dadoes facing toward the front edge. Take light cuts and make sure your planer knives are sharp, to minimize tear-out. Outfeed support is essential when planing heavy stock like this. I i Clamp the 12-in. sections together one at a time. You only have one joint to worry about so make it flush. Extra effort here will pay off in the...

Fender Washer

I drill the recess for the washer with a Forstner bit and make the recess deep enough so the washer will bear against the backing board to hold everything snug. 16 American Woodworker JANUARY2004 The Leigh Dovetail Jig has it all. Hobbyist or professional, the Leigh D4 Dovetail Jig will ensure you create your best work. Versatility, precision and superb value make the Leigh Dovetail Jig better than the rest. Rout through and half-blind dovetails up to 24 wide in...

Carriage Side

6 If the box rocks, level the feet on a sheet of 80-grit sandpaper.The top of the box can be leveled in the same way, if it needs it. Follow up with finer grits. 7 Build a carriage to support the box while cutting the corner slots for the keys. Screw temporary 90-degree blocks to the carriage sides and use the blocks to position the seat boards so their beveled ends just touch. Remove the 90-degree blocks before using the carriage. glue is dry you can level the feet (if they need it) on a piece...

Hole For Lamp Base

If you have an original Small Shop Tip, send it to us with a sketch or photo. If we print it, you'll get 100 Send your tip to Small Shop Tips, American Woodworker, 2915 Commers Drive, Suite 700, Eagan, MN 55121 or e-mail to Submissions can't be returned and become our property upon acceptance and payment. We may edit submissions, and use them in all print and electronic media. C4 carbide teeth are precision ground for an exceptionally smooth finish U-ltra-sharp cutting edges dramatically reduce...

Cutting List

Overall Dimensions 37 D x 36-1 2 T x 72 L Four sheets 3 4 AC fir plywood, 27 ea. ( 108 total) One sheet 3 4 birch plywood, 37 Three 8' 2x4s, 3.50 ea. ( 10.50 total) 9 ft. I -112 x I -112 angle iron, 1.50 ea. ( 14 total). Wall Lumber Co., (800) 633-4062 90 bd. ft. 8 4 soft maple, 3 ea. (total 270) 25 bd. ft. 3 4 birch, 3 (total 75). Woodworker's Hardware, (800) 383-0130 Ten 24 full-extension drawer slides with I -in. overtravel, KV8405 B24ANO, 1 I ea. ( 1 10 total) Two 3 8 inset, self-closing...

Mdf

MDF and particleboard are extremely flat. They're perfect for veneering because there are no lumps or ripples to show through extra-thin sheets of veneer. Glue veneer on both sides to keep the panel from distorting. It may be flat, but it's not stiff. Look familiar MDF and particleboard shelves are notorious for drooping, even from their own weight, unless they have additional support. Shelves that are 10-in. deep should be no more than 24-in. long. MDF's thickness is usually right on the...

Foot

3 Create feet on the sides and end by using a 3 4-in. straight bit in your router table. Set up a pair of stop blocks to limit the length of the cut.To prevent the grain from chipping out at the feet, make three passes, raising the bit about 1 8 in. after each pass. Built Crosscut Sled, AW 75, October 1999, page 38 (for reprints, see page 3). Cut the parts for the ends and sides and make an extra set to test your machine setups later on. Next cut the dadoes in the ends and sides for the bottom...

Info

Sloan's Woodshop, (888) 615-9663 www.sloanswoodshop.com 3 8 lumber, 6 to 8 per 7 x 24 pc. of domestic hardwoods more for exotics. I (Jf (J J 0 JLj V about making boxes is that I can experiment with exotic woods without spending a bundle. But unfamiliar woods can lead to unexpected problems. When I gave this box a coat of spray lacquer, the red padauk keys bled into the surrounding finish, making a pink mess. So I sanded off the lacquer and tried again. Two very light coats of lacquer, about 10...

Drill

This drill caddy is compact, yet big enough to hold your cordless drill, an extra battery, and all the tools and fasteners you'll need for any installation project. a holster for your cordless drill, a space for a drill index, magnetic bit holders and a removable storage box for fasteners. Tired of rummaging around your shop to find what you need to hang a picture or put up a shelf This drill caddy will stow your cordless drill, and neatly organize and store everything you need for any...