Arched Molding

On the armoire, the arched top rail (explained on pages 110-111) serves as a foundation for the arched molding. The molding itself is made from two pieces ghied together a base piece (S) with a Roman ogee and a ton piece (U) with a roundover (referto Fig. 21 on page 114). CUT OUT BUISK Both pieces can be laid out and cut from one large W-thi ck edge-glued blank (Fig. 17). After the glue dries and it's planed flat, draw a verticalcenterlineon the blank TOP EDGE. The process for cutting the top...

Side Assemblies

Once the top and bottom assemblies were complete I started work on the side assemblies. Their unusual doublewall construction not only adds rigidity but hides the knock-down hardware. This hardware connects the sides with the top and bottom assemblies. The fluted cap on the front adds a touch cf elegance and also hides the hardware. FLUTED CAP. I beian to work on the side assemblies by-making the fluted caps (R). They have evenly spaced flutes on the face and half flutes on each edge. To help...

Spacer Block System

The basis of the system is the jigs and a series of spacer blocks. When cutting on the band saw, the blocks space he tail and pin cuts so the two pieces will interlock perfectly.To vary the width of the pins or tails, all you have to do is vary the width of the blocks. Using this system you can create an infinite variety of patterns. clean initial cuts. The system solves what I consider to be the most difficult part of cutting through dovetails with land tools the initial uts. They have to be...

The dovetails accentingthis simple wall shelf may looklike they were cut by hand butthey were actually cut using a

Dovetail Wall Shelf

This wall shelf is a great way to try out the technique cf cutting dove tails on a band saw. (Ftr a full explanation cf this technique, see pages 18 to 23,) The four sides cf the shelf, as well as the drawers, are all joined with through dovetails. A word about dovetails. Dovetail joinery is an age-old technique. Yet, it seems right at home on contemporary furniture, especially those pieces with very simple lines that allow the dovetails to be accented. That's why this shelf is an ideal...

Auxiliary Band Saw Tabu

You can cut dovetails on your band saw with only two jigs the tail jig (shown on page 20) and the pin jig (shown on page 22). But I found it difficult to balance these jigs and a long workpiece on my band saw table. To solve this problem, i built a 24 x 24 auxiliary table from a piece of 3A plywood (Fig. 1). It clamps directly to the band saw table (refer to Fig. 4). add runner. To hold the auxiliary table in position on the band saw. I glued a VV'-thick hardwood runner to the bottom of the...

Cut Tenon To Fit Groove

GROOVE EQUALS THICKNESS OF PANEL V4 DEEP CENTERED ON STOCK back frame stiles (E), I did this by cutting a rabbet on the back edge of each stile. Sneak up on the cut until the tongue just fits the grooves (Fig.4a). stub TtKONS The tongues that connect the ends of the rails to the stiles are actually stub tenons that fit into the panel grooves (Fig. 8). I made these with multiple passes over thesaw blade. PLYWOOD PANELS. After the stub tenonsare cut, dry assemble the frames and take measurements...

Upper Door Stile

After the case of the cupboard was complete, I built the doors. I made glass upper doors and paneled lower doors. You could leave off the upper doors. design CONSIDERATIONS. The basic construction of both the upper and lower doors is the same. They're built as openframes Fig. 26 , Then I put one large pane of glass or two raised panels into rabbets in the back of each door. The glass and raised panels are held in place with stops and keeper strips refer to Fig. 36 . To build the doors this way,...

Hardware Supplies

4 IV4 maple knobs with brass centers To build the cupboard, I started with the sides A . Glue up enough V' stock to get two blanks with rough dimensions cf IOV2 wide by 31 long. After these blanks are dry and planed flat, trim them to final size Fig. 1 . dadoes. The two side pieces are joined to the three shelves with tongue and dado joints. This means three dadoes are routed in each side piece. First, mark centerlines and stop points on the three dadoes Fig. 1 . To rout the dadoes and keep...

Top Rail

Constructing this open-back version starts after the top shelf and drawer unit are already glued to the sides refer to page 28 . Begin by cutting blanks for the top and bottom rails N . The bottom rail has a W x W rabbet along its top edge. Cut the profiles on these rails N the same as on the top and bottom of the solid back pieces F refer to Figs. 20 and 21, page 29 . Two rabbeted shelf rails O also need to be made for this version. The top shelf rail has holes drilled in it to accept dowels....