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Dust collection and bit storage are only the beginning Since I didn't have enough spacc for a stand-alone router table in my small shop, I decided to mount my router in my tablesaw's extension table, where I could get double duty from the saw's fence and miter gauge. The only problem was that my table-saw fcnce didn't have a cutout for the router bit. So I made this auxiliary fence from a length of hollow aluminum extrusion. It allows me to use straight or edge-forming bits up to ityg in. in...

Making A Locking Taper Joint

Set the bevel gauge to 107 and place its handle on a cent er Iine. Align the spade bit to the gauge as you drill. sidebar, page 65.) I bandsaw chc scrap down the middle and use one half to gauge the slope of the taper as I turn. With the legs turned, you're ready to fit them to the scat. Place the scat upside down on the bench and draw two ccn-terlines at right angles. The lines will intersect the scored circle that you cut on the lathe, providing the locations for the four leg joints. Now...

Three Grinder Setups

Plane Iron Grinder

Load the chisel into the holder and pivot it onto the grinding wheel. Adjust the grinding angle by changing the chisel's position in the holder. Hold that tool. Angle-iron and hardwood holders fit any size of chisel. The plane-blade holder right, has a fence to keep the blade square. The s X keshave holder is similar the deep rabbet slides on tool rest, nut locks blade in place. Set the angle. How far the plane blade projects from the holder determines the grinding angle. Find...

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Drilling An Angled Hole

Drilling Stool Stretchers

Clamp a straightedge across the legs at the height of the grooves, then place a bevel gauge on the straightedge. Align the gauge's blade with the centerline of the leg. Clamp the leg in the vise, and find the correct angle of the spoon bit by sighting along the bevel gauge. gouges for the rough turning and finish up the surface with a skew. Turn the tenons to the slightly bulbous shape shown in the drawing. Drilling the holes for the stretchers comes next. I...

Coopering The

With the parts ripped 6 in. oversize and marked to maintain grain pattern, bevel the staves to finished width using a plywood sled. A plywood cradle simplifies glue-up. Use band clamps to pull the staves tight and quick clamps to join the rabbeted ends to the staves. Plane it round. Use a block plane to smooth the stave joints, using your hands and eyes to judge when the curve is fair. false, front. I cut and routed a hole in the false front, then I glued the front to the...

Crotch Figure

Wood Figure Board

Crotch figure comes from the trunk of a tree just below where the tree forks into two large branches. See Fig. 2. This figure is most attractive when the two stems are of nearly equal diameter. The actual crotch figure, also called horsetail or feather crotch, is sawn from the center of the log, just below the crotch. Depending on the diameters of the log and forks, up to three or four boards with excellent crotch figure can be produced from one log. Any tree that forms a fork with equal-size...

Stop

Restore seats and surfaces with ready-made stPBBt amp j The author installs a fresh sheet of cane to bring an old chair back to life. As a woodworker, you've probably come across one or cwo caned chairs in need of repair, but you thought that fixing old cane was better left to professionals. The good news Restoring old, broken cane is a lot easier than it looks, and it won't cost you a big investment in materials or tools. Both rustic and elegant, cane is a great choice for chairs. This tough,...

Remi Verchot

Remi Verchot

Turns wood at his home in southeastern France. Mark Sfirri gt a professional woodturner also contributed to this article. The author's cardboard booth sets up in minutes in front of a window, and is ideal for spraying small work with water-based finishes. A fan pl lt iced in the window pulls spray fumes outside. Finish small projects in a booth you can build for under 20 Commercially built spray-finishing booths cost thousands of dollars, and they're usually worth the investment. Outfitted with...

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