Inlaying Banding

Jazz up your work with multicolored wood strips All dressed up. Banding adds a striking accent to just about any woodworking project. You can inlay it into boxes, tabletops, drawer fronts and more. Banding is to woodwork as racing stripes arc to sports cars Both can add pizzazz to an already attractive form. Glued into routed grooves, these thin, decorative strips made from contrasting woods can lend definition to the edges of tabletops, legs and drawer fronts. They can also accent drawer...

Sources

Bandings and veneer tape are available from the following mail-order sourc es Constantine's (800) 223-8087 Circle 601 Lee Valley (800) 871 -8158 Circle tt602 Woodcraft (800) 225-1153 Circle 603 The Woodworker's Store (800) 279-4441 Circle 604 Simple table accents you can make without aftermarket lathe chucks Table manners. Faceplate and jam-chuck turning can transform wood scraps into beautiful accents for your dining table. Anicc napkin deserves an equally nice napkin ring made from wood, of...

Tuning A Jointer

Table, cutterhead and knife adjustments constitute the total tune-up Use a straightedge to check table alignment. Measure any gaps with feeler gauges. Jointers are designed to transform imperfect surfaces into perfect ones. But you can't expect perfect results from a new jointer. And jointers that deliver straight edges today can go out of alignment tomorrow. When this happens, you're in for some tunc-up work. Tuning a jointer is like tuning a car engine first you diagnose the problem, (hen you...

Shop Tested

Sunhill M-3 Baby Power Feeder Power feeders arc great accessories when you have to run many boards through a blade, bit or cutter. The feeder's drive wheels push the workpiccc and keep it aligned. Your hands stay clear of cutting edges, and your back and arm muscles can take it easy. But up until now, power feeders have lx en too large and too expensive for small shops like the one I work in. Sunhill's M-3 Baby feeder has changed all that. This unit is priced affordably at 230, and it's small...

Template Guide Bushing

Strong, foolproof corners with a single router setup This locking rabbet keeps your corner joints tight. It's easy to make with one setup on the router table. Drawers take a beating. lx> ad 'cm up, and the weight of their contents puts stress on the corner joints as the drawers are pulled out and pushed in. That's why woodworkers look for ways to make a strong connection between sides, fronts and backs. The best connection is a mechanical one, where parts interlock. And one of the surest ways...

American Woodworker A April

On Delta's jointer, fbe tables don't rise and fall on dovetailed ways. Insteadeach table moves on a parallelogram-type mechanism with four pivot points in the jointer base. Handwheel or lever Adjusting table height with a hand-wheel takes more time than using a lever, but offers more precision. Lever adjustment can be useful on an infeed table, for quickly changing depth settings. 34 V2-in.-high ourfccd table could be too high for shorter woodworkers to use comfortably....

Peter Joseph Gallery Closes

The Peter Joseph Gallery, a leading New York gallery of American studio furniture, has closed its doors after six years in business. The gallery represented many of America's most prominent furniture makers, including Wendell Castle, Garry Knox Bennett, Rosanne Somerson and Wendy Maruyama. My objective for opening the gallery was to act as a catalyst for the field and to provide a highly visible venue for support, encouragement and promotion of the artists and their work, notes founder and...

Elmers

Orcxe no 1 on product information form ORCXE NO ON PR00UCT INFORMATION FORM what's wrong, you'll need to partially disassemble your router. Fortunately, this isn't difficult to do. Unplug the router first. Then remove the motor unit from the plunge posts like this Lock the plunge lock. Remove the cap nut and height adjustment nut or the height adjustment knob from the height adjustment post. Holding the router by its handles, with its base silting flat on a workbench, unlock the plunge lock and...

Ian J Kirby

Is a fit mi cure designer and teacher with studios in Connecticut. page 39, gives you instant feedback about your technique. If the board falls over or flics away, you're not centered. It's also a matter of convenience and efficiency. When the wood isn't fastened down, it's much quicker to pick it up, check it against your square or straightedge, replace it as is or turn it around, and carry on. By offering these thoughts I certainly don't intend to provoke arguments with other woodworkers...