Outstanding Storage Projects

From a simple wall shelf to a grand bookcase, How to Make Bookshelves and Bookcases presents an exceptional collection of these popular woodworking projects. Choose from a variety of designs cantilevered, bow-front, open shelves or sliding door or choose from a variety of styles traditional, free-form. Craftsman or contemporary. See how to make shelves that float on the wall. Learn how to install built-in bookcases. Build your own display cabinet or desktop bookrack. Master the art of making...

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Assembling the dovetailed shell was the first order of business. The laser-cut dovetails on the side pieces cleaned up quickly with a file. These dovetail pins show the hammering process. The left pin hasn't been hammered. The middle pin has been partially hammered and has begun to fill the gaps. The right pin has completely filled the gaps and is ready for filing. The protruding pins then had to be mashed down by hammering, to force the metal to fill the gaps in the joints. To successfully...

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Infill Planes

3 4 x 3 4 x 26-3 4 a Back edge is shaped to fit curved front. a Back edge is shaped to fit curved front. An expert woodworker rediscovers a lost art. KNOWLEDGEABLE FRIENDS tried to dissuade me when I announced that I'd decided to build a 22-1 2 long infill-style plane, as I'd never before built an infill plane of any size. An infill plane consists of wooden components the infill that are precisely mated to a handmade steel shell. Infill planes from English manufacturers such as Norris and...

Blast Gates

How Make Blast Gates Plans Melamine

Is a retired Naval Officer and a lifelong wood worker and tinkerer. He lives in Washington, North Carolina. They're cheap All you need is some PVC and plastic laminate. A CENTRAL DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM is a big improvement to any shop, but the cost can really add up. With commercial gates going from 4 to over 50 each, building your own can help lower the bill. I make my own gates from a little bit of MDF, some PVC pipe or coupling, a few scraps of plastic laminate and plastic laminate adhesive....

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Glue the two top sections using strong bar clamps Photo 8 . Use a circular saw with a guide to cut the top about 1 8 longer than its final size Photo 9 . Saw from both sides. This top is heavy To aid in flipping it, clamp a 4' long 2x4 to one end, across the top's width, and use the 2x4 as a lever. Cut the ends of the top to final length using a router and a guide Photo 10 . Trim the end caps to final length. Using a slot-cutting bit with a 4 long arbor and a top bearing see Sources , cut slots...