Sapwood

WATER-BASED DYE (see Sources, page 108) makes dark-colored heartwood and light-colored sapwood appear more uniform. It also helps to blend unmatched boards. STEP I COLOR SAPWOOD WITH OIL PAINT. First, seal the surface of the board with shellac. You may have to mix colors, to get a good match with the heartwood.Thinning isn't necessary. Brush the paint only on the sapwood. STEP 2 WIPETHE PAINT CAREFULLY, so you tone the sapwood without adding color to the heartwood. If you...

Tabletop

Machine the cove into the bracket-foot blanks by angling Miter both ends of the bracket-foot blanks, them between the router-table fence and the guide fence. Use a push stick to maintain pressure on the upper corner of the blank. Cut the bracket-foot curve using a bandsaw or jigsaw. First, make a template from Fig. E to trace the profiles on each blank. Glue the bracket feet together with yellow glue.Yellow glue sets faster than the white glue used for assembly. Use your hands as clamps....

Shellac And Glaze

Glaze artists' oil color and liquid medium l5 Topcoat 5 to 8 per aerosol can Coverage A little glaze goes a long way Minimizes mottled figure Goof-proof because it's reversible Disguises sapwood End grain matches face grain CONS Additional steps take extra time Added cost STEP 4 USETWO RAGS FOR WIPING, one that's fairly loaded with glaze and another that's fairly clean. Between the two you can feather the glaze however you want. Step 5 optional MINERAL SPIRITS REMOVES GLAZE. If your glaze...

Hookandloop Sandpaper

American Woodworker APRIL2002 45 Double-drum height adjustment. The rear drum of a double-drum machine should be easy to adjust. The difference in height between the front and rear drums has to be set just so for optimal performance. Coarse grits require a larger height difference than fine grits. Wed prefer a scale to let you know where you're at in making this adjustment, but none of the machines we tested had one. Extension tables. Infeed and outfeed extension tables help you avoid snipe on...