The center support

The first step in building the roller stand is to make the center support. This support consists of two parts, a pedestal and an inner sleeve. To adjust the height of the rollers, the inner sleeve slides inside the pedestal and is held in place with awing nut. pedestal. I started by making the pedestal. Cut the two pedestal ends (A) from -thick solid stock to a width of 5 V1 ' and a length of 24. (I used solid stock because it won't crush as easily as plywood when the wing nut is tightened.)...

Plywood backs

Once the pendulum case has been attached to the lower case, Vi plywood backs can be screwed into rabbets routed around the back edges of both cases. rout rabbets. First, lay the entire assembly face down across a pair of saw-horses. Then rout a W'-deep and W-wide rabbet around all four inside edges of both case openings, see Fig. 15. I did this with a rabbetting bit in the router. (For more 011 routing on the edge of a workpiece. see Shop Notes, page 16.) With a chisel and mallet, square up the...

Tall Case Clock

We worked with the Mason amp Sullivan Co. to put together a kit of all the hardware and clock works needed to build the Tall Case Clock on page 6. Note We strongly recommend you have the kit in hand before you start construction of the Clock. Included with this kit are 1 8-Day Chain Driven Movement, Westminster Chime plays on the quarter hour plus a full count on the hour . Includes Silence Feature, Brass Weight Shells, And Brass Chains. 1 Standard Pendulum With Brass Bob. Note The pendulum is...

Horizontal boring revisited

I made the Mortising Table in Woodsmith No. 67 and I am pleased with the accuracy and ease with which I can now rout mortises. However. I am unable to resist chiding you about another use for the Mortising Table which you failed to mention, i.e. horizontal boring. I refer you to Wood-smith No. 12. in which you featured a horizontal boring jig that is somewhat similar to the If you replace the router on the Mortising Table with a Port-align Drill Guide and an electric drill, it can be used to...

Planing thin stock

In Woodsmith No. 63, you mentioned using a Kyobi AP-10 planer to reduce stock to Vx thickness. My owner's manual states that you shouldn't plane thinnerthan l gt . What's correct Allan G. Johnso i New Fairfield, Conneticut To help answer your question, I called Ryobi to find out why they list a minimum W thickness. Ryobi explained that it has to do with potential safety problems, not mechanical problems. Since wood grain can switch directions randomly, it's possible for large chunks of stock...

Miter and spline joint

On the kickboard of the Tall Case Clock I used a miter and spline joint. Note A spline is a thin piece of wood that runs across the joint . The miter joint hides the end grain. But I add a spline for a couple of reasons. advantages of a spline. First, a spline strengthens the joint by providing more glue surface. A miter joint by itself is only an end-grain to end-grain joint which is structurally very weak. out of alignment as you clamp the joint during glue-up. A spline helps keep the pieces...