Sharpening A Veneer

A veneer saw will cut veneer without splitting the grain as a knife will. But the saw teeth need to be sharp, beveled on the face of the blade, and honed flat on the back. Clamp the veneer to the substrate. Clamp the glued-up assembly between MDF platens and wooden cauls, using waxed paper as a glue resist. Glue on the edge veneer, using tape to position it, and clamp two opposing edges at a time. Now fit and join the first set of halves to each other like this Saw the innermost end of one half...

Fence Featherboard

Here's a handy saw- or router-table featherboard that you can clamp to a fence to apply downward pressure on a workpiece. The wide areas (I call them thumbs) flanking the fingers allow clamping to low fences. (Note If your tablesaw rip fence doesn't lock at the rear of the saw, clamp it down to prevent fence lift when using this featherboard.) This fence featherboard will hold down stock for general ripping operations or for dadoing or rabbeting wide boards as shown in the photo. It can also be...

Heirloom Blanket Chest

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Cam Clamp Detail

I like the tablesaw for cutting tenons. With a 40-tooth alternate top bevel ATB blade and a properly tuned saw, I can make accurate tenons quickly. There's no fussy setup to slow me down, especially when I use my tenoning jig for sawing the cheeks. With my jig placed over the table-saw's rip fence, I simply set the fence for the tenon's thickness, and I adjust the blade height for the tenon's length. Position the jig's cam clamp to accommodate the correct stock thickness and the length of the...

Raising Panels On The Tablesaw

A simple jig makes it quick accurate, and safe A good panel-raising jig makes it easy to raise panels accurately and safely on the tablesaw. My jig is easy to build. You can use it to raise panels made of veneered MDF or solid wood. It's important to use featherboards to keep the panel tight to the auxiliary fence as you move the panel through the blade. See drawing, opposite page. The featherboards shown here are available for 10 each from WtxxJworker's Supply, 800 853-9663. Or see page 78 for...

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Antique Scandinavian Wood Desk

Species and Common Names Sassafras albidum Sassafras, cinnamon wood red sassafras Growing Region From southern Ontario south to Florida and west to Texas. Largest specimens in Missouri and Arkansas Wood Movement1 Tangential flatsawn small less than in. per ft. Radial quartcrsawn very small less than in. per ft. Durability Heartwood resistant to decay. Sapwood susceptible to decay and insect attack Susiainability Sustainable at current hanest levels Availability Hardwood lumber dealers Size...

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