Woodcraft

For your local woodcraft store, visit www.woodcraft.com, or for a free catalog, call 800 542-9115 Q. I'm confused by the term board foot and the fractions, 4 4,5 4, etc. Do I need to multiply the number of board feet by the thickness to get the right amount of wood for a project A* There's no need to multiply board feet by the thickness of the wood, because the thickness is already factored in. Here's how it works. A board foot (bd. ft.) is a volume measurement equal to a piece of wood that is...

Table

Table Joints

Drill the hole for the clock with a circle cutter. Set the drill press to its slowest speed and hold the part with two toggle clamps. Secure the backer board to the drill table with a couple of clamps. Assemble the sides with glue and masking tape. Pull the masking tape tight and check that the miters align tightly. the molding and the plywood should be flush. If they're not, wait until the glue has dried and trim the parts flush on your tablesaw. Complete the 1 2-in. plywood panel by cutting...

Threaded Insert

Only use a quality, brand-name American-made 3 16-in.-dia. drill bit. Cheap bits tend to drill oversized holes. 4. Press-fit the threaded inserts with a small C-clamp Photo 2 . You can skip the installation work altogether by sending your bar to Prairie River Woodworking, the makers of the True-Fit System. For 5 plus shipping, the company's technicians will install the inserts for you. That's a heck of a deal. Of course, you'll have to make do without a miter gauge for a week or two. Prairie...

Plug Holes Centered On Finger

You'll also need a tall fence attached to your miter gauge. The fence is just a doubled up piece of fiberboard with an adjustable stop block screwed to one end Photo 17 . 42. Cut the drawer sides G to size, but leave them 5 8 in. thick for now. Make four extra sides from scrap wood for testing the setups.Trim the drawer front and a test piece to finish width. 43. Set a 3 4-in. dado blade 7 8 in. high. Attach the tall fence with a stop block to the faiter gauge so the distance between the stop...

Halfbead Trim

Glue the bottom Into the rabbet that runs around J Miter the half-bead trim using a small handsaw and J, J the sides.Then attach the feet. Set the feet I 8 in. in from A mitering jig.The jig is simply two mitered boards glued the edge of the molding. to a piece of plywood. by-step cutting sequence Fig. C, page 35 . Miter the half-bead trim that goes around the lid and attach it to the underside of the lid Photos 12 and 13 . You'll need some small spring clamps to hold these trim pieces in place...

You Deserve More

KUFO table saw model SK-250TS-L comes with professional features built-in. Each two-piece matched set works like a stackable dado. It comes with a variety of shims, spacers and cutters that allow making grooves and the matching tongues in two size ranges from 0.197 in. to 0.272 in. approximately 3 16 in. to 9 32 in. and 0.433 in. to 0.523 in. approximately 7 16 in. to 17 32 in. . It takes test cuts and trial and error to get the bit set up right, depending on your panel material's thickness,...

Platen

Spindle Belt Disc Sander Craftsman

A cast-iron belt platen isn't necessarily better or flatter than one made of stamped steel.The least-expensive machines we tested have cast-iron platens some of the more expensive machines employ stamped steel.We didn't notice significant differences between them during our test, but we did find an easy way to flatten platens made of both materials. A perfectly flat platen isn't absolutely necessary, because the belt isn't intended for precision work. However, sanders ran more smoothly and...