Further Reading

Gustav Suckley built many fine examples of Artsand-Crafts furniture in his factory. He also left a wealth of information in his monthly magazine The Craftsman (19011916). Much of this information has been republished in two books: Craftsman Homes: Architecture .n-1 Fumisnmgs of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (available on Amazon.com) and Malting Authentic Craftsman Furniture (available through Manny's Woodworkers Place. 800-2430713). Both are published by Dover Publica tions. 31 E. 2nd St.. Mineoia. NY 11501. ■

and marked the shelf boards and cur them to rough length.

I don't have a jointer, but with short boards like these. I can get good glue joints by ripping them a few times on the table-saw, taking off about % in. with each pass and checking them for fit after each cut. For longer stock or waney-edged pieces, I clamp a srraightedge to the board and joint it with a flush-trimming router bit.

Flat Top

I glued up the top and shelf with pipe clamps, using *-tn. dowels laid parallel to the boards as clamping blocks, as shown in the top photo on p. 46. The dowels concentrate the pressure right in the center of the stock and minimize the clamps' tendency to tweak the boards up or down. I keep a stock of dowels of various diameters set aside for this purpose. 1 find it much easier to grab a pair of the correct size than 10 hunt down scrap or make up pressure blocks to the thickness of" the workpiccc each time.

After the glue had set, I beltsanded the slabs. I run my sander diagonally to flatten glued-up panels, feeling for the high sjxits and concentrating on them to attain a nice, flat surface. I start w ith a 100-grit belt, first

-Clean, 'i m. by m are screwetl to aprons assembly Oversized ham for screws lo atfiM ftq allow wood movem**r

Calculate depth of top leg mortises f.' keep them from intersecting ^

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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