Hollowground Bevel

Set tod rest to establish bevel angle. is abrasive enough to do the job, particularly after a little use. which impregnates it with slurry from the stones. You can also dress the leather with a fine abrasive such as emery buffing-wheel compound or jeweler's rouge. Years ago an old man gave me a lump of rottenstone, a very fine abrasive that looks and feels like a heavy crayon. I rub it on the leather from time to time. I usually grind my chisels and plane-iron bevels to a bevel angle of 25 to...

By Ben Erickson

Edging and the clamps to even out the clamping pres- sure and cut down on the number of clamps required. Set the assembled lop aside to let the moisture from the glue work its way out for several days before you sand it. if you sand before the glue is completely dry. you'll feel a slight unevenness in the joint later, when it mav be too late to correct it. The legs and aprons come next. First, joint and plane the stock. If you use a thickness planer or thickness sander, surface all of the...

Period Furniture

Mannerist Style Furniture

Standing majestically on six trumpet-turned legs, this high chest is beautifuly ornamented with pigmented sbeiac and gold leaf a technique caBed Japanning. In Part I of this series August 1990 AW vte focused on 17th-Century Mannerist furniture, a style that predominated from 1609 to 1700. Toward the latter half of the 17th century the heavy, rectangular aspects of Mannerist furniture gradually gaw way to a lighter, more fluid furniture style. Formerly known as the William and Mary style,...