Plate Retaining Rail

Chamfer ends of 'A- x lV -IN. through tenons. Rout Vs-in. plate groove in both shelves. thick offset tenons that fit into mortises in the vertical posts. The back panels are not glued in their mortises, so they're free to expand and contract across the grain without risk of splitting. The four shelf brackets are screwed to the vertical posts from the back, with flat head screws, and the plate rail is through-mortised and glued into the two upper brackets. The ends of the upper shelf fit into...

By Bernie M A A S

O the family got you a router for Christmas. Maybe you've never used one before, but you've heard about some of the things a router can do. Now you just need to learn how. Or, perhaps you've used a router in your shop for some time doing round-overs and moldings on edges. Now you'd like to try your hand at the many other operations a router can do. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned woodworker, vou'll soon find that a router can handle manv of the jobs that would ordinarily be done on...

Compressionfit Detail

Compressing end rain on short wall of mortise V - x IVHN. THROUGH MORTISE FOR SHITAGE KAMA JOINT FIG. 1 JAPANESE SAW HORSE Douglas fir. Choose the straightest and most consis tent pieces you can, usually a clear grade or tight-knot Cut the sawfiorses' leg tenons carefully, letting the saw kerf take half the layout line. The Japanese saw cuts on the pull stroke, making K easy to hold the work by hand. Cut the sawfiorses' leg tenons carefully, letting the saw kerf take half the layout line. The...

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A 7 -in. rabbeting bit, set for ' -in. depth-of-cut, makes a perfect recess for fitting cabinet backs. Rounded corners left by the bit can be squared up with a chisel. H the dado or groove is close to an edge, this outrigger fence can guide the cut with accuracy. Add a piece of V -in. square x 12-in. stock as an auxiliary fence to increase control. A 7 -in. rabbeting bit, set for ' -in. depth-of-cut, makes a perfect recess for fitting cabinet backs. Rounded corners left by the bit can be...

By Fiona A Wilson

Be It Rhythms, a 1922 woodcut above , or Horse Race, a 1920 game below , Esherick's work shows a mastery of The Wharton Esherick Studio isn't a museum in the traditional sense of the word. While it resembles a museum in that it displays a collection of art works, the resemblance stops there. Unlike a museum, Esherick's studio does not just display items out on the floor. Instead, the display starts with the floor itself, and the ceiling, and all the walls in between. Even before we entered the...

By Jay Van Arsdale

He common ground for all woodworkers is the workbench. In the Japanese approach to woodworking, the craftsman works at a lower center of gravity, using methods that emphasize the natural balance and harmony between his tools and the movements of his body. A workbench at this lower height can be much simpler than those used by Western-style woodworkers. In the Japanese woodworking tradition, the concept of a workbench is very flexible. It's not a solid, permanent object, but a mixlular work...