Torsion Beams

A torsion beam is simply a narrow torsion box-a structure that's designed to resist bending and twisting, yet be light in weight. It's based on the same engineering principles as a skyscraper's I-beams or the rails of a train track. A torsion beam is composed of three sections a top and bottom, two sides, and a series of web pieces Inside. This torsion beam is made from 1 2 MDF and 1 4 tempered hardboard. Both of these materials are fairly flexible, but when glued together, the beam is almost...

Master The Art Of Finding Great Lumber

Whether you want to purchase wood more wisely at the lumberyard or save money by harvesting it yourself. Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks is a must-have guide. It includes everything you need to know about finding, cutting and drying lumber from trees and logs. You'll also learn how to read rough kiln-dried lumber, so you can choose boards with the most promise and know how to use the ones that aren't perfect. You'll learn how to work with specialty woods, such as bird's eye maple....

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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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...