Specialized Storage Features

The tilt-out drawers pivot open and stop, making it easy to get to your stash of pipe clamps. (See page 81.) Fastener drawers. Three small drawers fitted with plastic food containers organize assembly hardware and provide convenient access. Slide-out access. The pull-out drawer behind the door lets you quickly get to supplies and accessories. A receptacle inside keeps spare batteries ready to go. Deep storage drawers. Two tall drawers hold stacks of quick clamps or power...

Flattening The Sole

For a plane to work effectively, the sole should be flat. The good news is that the entire sole doesn't need to fx flat only a few key areas around the mouth, along the edges, and at the heel and toe. Marking those areas directly on the sole with a felt marker can help you check your progress as you flatten. (See photo, right.) Woodworkers have different methods when it comes to flattening the sole, but the basic concept is the same You work the plane back and forth on a flat, abrasive surface...

Hollowing Tools

Green Woodworking Tools

Cutting the interior of a hollow form involves both straight and bent tools. If you're working through a reasonably large opening which I highly recommend for beginners the entire interior can be completed with the two tools shown in this article. Several mail-order companies sell hollowing tools. See Sources. But you can also make your own, as I do. To hollow miniature or extremely delicate vessels, I've made straight and lxint tools from old screwdrivers and Allen wrenches. The tools in this...

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Craig W Bentzley

Restores antiques and builds period reproductions in his Pennsylvania shop. Transform a boring machine into a precision instrument Jigging up. The vertical V-block jig is perfect for drilling pen blanks. Turn the page for more jigs. A thrill to drill. Bentzley's add-on table offers time-saving setups, super accuracy, and easy adaptability to all kinds of jigs and clamps. The drill press is indispensable in any woodshop, but the standard cast-iron table is woefully inadequate. Most drill press...

Spalted Black Birch

Once the shell is turned. I apply more Waterlox as necessary to fill the pores. As the wood dries, so does the varnish. When both arc dry, I buff off the finish residue on a 6-in.-dia. cotton-stitched buffing wheel. The final result is a hard, lustrous, nonglossy finish. On vessels with textured exteriors produced by shear cuts from the gouge, I usually prefer a spray-on lacquer finish. I've had good results using Krylon Crystal Clear 1303, an acrylic lacquer commonly...