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Vintage woodworking machinery fascinates mc. Towering handsaws with spiraling spokes, jointers as wide as a carrier deck, tablesaws powered by pedals and treadles and cranks. America was in love with machines in those days, and it showed in the way thev were made. The curve of a casting where straight would have done, the pinstripes that jazzed up a plain coat of paint little touches that made these machines as graceful as any sculpture. The stark simplicity of these old machines is striking....

By Pat Warner

T seems to be a part of human nature to put things on display. This sliding-door wall cabinet makes a perfect showcase for collectibles be it fine china, art objects, or some well-preserved antique tools. The lines of the cabinet are clean and simple, and the full-width shelves are adjustable for position. The cabinet shown in the photos is made of soft, white ash left unfinished, because I like the brilliant in-the-whitc look of this wood. The construction is designed for strength. The corners...

Toolbox

If hand tools are your bag, check out the Radi-plane. This solid-walnut tool puts a clean 45 chamfer on both long grain and end grain. The chamfer size is adjustable from ' i6-in. to ' . -in. wide. The adjustable cut ters can cut a smooth chamfer in one pass no need to sand. Makes the cut faster than vou can sav Router. Price Radi-plane with hex key, 21.50 replacement cutters pair , 6.95 RJS Custom Woodworking, Dept. AWT, P.O. Box 12354, Kansas Citv, KS 66112. 800- 735-2181. emeu mo gt ok oeam...

Sources

Chip Carving

IL 60068, 708-692-2822. CONSTANTINE'S, 2057 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY 10461,212-792-1600. GARRETT WADE, 161 Ave. of the Americas, New York City, NY 10013, 800-221-2942. WOODCRAFT, Dept. AW, Wood County Park 210, P.O. Box 1686, Parkersburg, WV 26101, 800-225-1153 For a free catalog of books on type and other graphic arts subjects write to Dover Publications. Inc., 180 Varick St., New York City, NY 10014. SWISS CABINETRY, N2571 Coplien Rd., Monroe. WI53566, 608-325-6681. 4...

Letter Spacing Guidelines

Chip Carving Circle

The space between letters should be one-half the width of the widest part of the letter, which is usually the vertical leg. For example, if the vertical leg in a Roman H is ' -in. wide, the letters of this particular word would be spaced ' in. apart. The space between words should be half the height of the capital letter. The space between words at the end of a sentence is the full height of the capital. The space between lines of words should be half the height of the capital. For example, if...

Vary Spacing

Letters look better when V and A are closer. letters is always the same. Artistic spacing allows those letters that do not inherently fit well together to be moved to one side or the other, so they are visually compatible with all the other letters in a word. Typographers refer to the manipulation of space between letters as kerning . For example, the letters A and V in Roman caps leave a notable gap when mechanically spaced. Try it on a typewriter. The two letters are far more pleasing when...

Pendulum

STEP 2 Switch to overlapping pattern like one of these. Keep pad moving until it's dry and surface is shiny. STEP 1 Start padding with serpentine pattern of non-overlapping strokes. Rub th pad over the entire surface with large circular strokes. When you see streaks, or rag tracks, increase your speed and pressure. When the pad is totally dry, the streaks should be gone, leaving a beautiful shine. fc 5 IK . - When the pad is totally dry, the streaks should be gone, leaving a beautiful shine....