Frank Klausz

Makes furniture and restores antiques in Pluckemin, New Jersey. is video, WooJ Finishing, is available from 7la Taunton Press (63 S. Main St., Box 5506, Neil town, CT06470). A Onfall n too far gone wlirn there arc deep and wide cracks, large areas of finish missing, and blemishes in the wood itself. The old finish must 1m* stripped l> eforc restoration can l e done. A Onfall n too far gone wlirn there arc deep and wide cracks, large areas of finish missing, and blemishes in the wood itself....

By Frank Klausz

A lot of furniture is ruined by removing the finish in an effort to restore the piece. Antique furniture 100 vears old or more is most valuable with its original finish therefore, whenever it is possible, any work on an antique should involve bringing the finish back to life without taking it off. I call this process restoring the finish. And restoration doesn't stop with just antiques Any type of furniture can be restored without removing the finish as long as the wood below isn't damaged and...

Connecticut

Basic Router Technology Bill Gundling. Stenciling Susan Perry. Tool Sharpening Bill Gundling. Bookkeeping for Artists Barbara Bilderback. January' 29-30. Trompe L'Oeil Ornamentation Thomas Masaryk. American Furniture Survey John Kovacik. February 5-6. Folk Painted Furniture Carol Sue Roberts February 12-13- Woodturning Bill Gundling Craft Marketing Loretta Radcschi. Segmented Woodturning George Radcschi. February 19-20. Woodworking Smorgasbord Jere Osgood....

Front Elevation

Building this box is a good exercise in 18th-century cabinet construction. The carcase and drawers are dovetailed together, while the dividers are-joined by shallow dadoes. The box sits on a base frame with ogee bracket feet. And the door overhangs the hinge side of the cabinet but is inset on the lock side, a design feature typical of this genre. I used 16-in.-wide cherry boards for the primary wood, choosing carefully for grain and color. The 16-in. width made it possible to fashion all the...

By Ken Picou

Concentrate on mirrors made from a single piece of wood.) If you're only making one mirror, you can lay out your shape directly on the stock. But for my production runs, Plexigla* template* help you make the l> est u*e of wood grain and figure when laying out the mirror parts. Plexigla* template* help you make the l> est u*e of wood grain and figure when laying out the mirror parts. I've developed templates for laying out the glass recess and the mirror body, and I use a hinged routing...

Features And Projects

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Shopmade Turning Tools

Over the years, I've found that some of my best turning tools arc made from things I have ly ing around the shop. Pictured here are several tools made from alien wrenches, nails and screwdrivers. They are easy to make (Second row, left in photo.) To make a bent t< x> l from an Allen key, first turn a handle from medium-density wood. The handle should fit your hand about 4 or 5 in. long is good. Drill a hole in the handle the same diameter as the cross section of the alien wrench. Then tap...

Conservation

What's the best way to conserve wood Use it .creatively. Thaf s the argument being made by a show called Conservation by Design, now on display at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. The exhibit features works by more than 70 designers from around the world, all of whom are working toward a common goal of stimulating responsible wood use, said Scott Landis of the Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection. The show, which runs through January 16, is organized by the...

Spice

Spire Imixc* wnr known for tlirir HTM)iiali rd detail. iinlinliiiii inlays anil iiijiik> nioiLH necret romparlmi-nt*. This miniature ruhiuct 'unreal* a wcret drawer. Spire Imixc* wnr known for tlirir HTM)iiali rd detail. iinlinliiiii inlays anil iiijiik> nioiLH necret romparlmi-nt*. This miniature ruhiuct 'unreal* a wcret drawer. cr at the top of the cabinet. To get to the drawer on the original, you have-to remove the back of the box by sliding it up a groove through the cabinet's top. On...

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By Kelly Mehler

On the following pages, hut here arc some general observations Mounting the Guard It only takes a half hour or so to mount these guards to your saw, but note that some of the guards are designed to mount on a right-side extension table which Isn't provided. so you'll have to add a table if you don't have one now. Crosscutting Capacity The Brett-Guard Model 10A-L offers limited cross-cutting capacity to the left of the blade (just 17 in.). ts does die Delta Uniguard No. 3 -8K5 (25 in. on boards...

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Wait There's more to Final Pass ibis issue than meets the eye. For another story, turn to page 95. Talk alxml miiiuII wonders Thin concert grund muiio in just 9 in. long. If you've decided to eliminate the middleman and dry your own wood, the U.S. Forest Products laboratory has a free booklet you should see. The 56-page Quality Drying of Hardwood Lumber Guidebook-Checklist is written mainly for commercial kiln opera tors, but woodworkers can benefit from its advice on how to reduce checking and...

Ron Layport

Is a self-taught furniture builder and a partner in a Pittsburgh-based advertising agency. elements, such as when book-matched on adjacent door panels or positioned as the central focus on a tabletop. I would encourage you not to miss such opportunities. As a rule, I avoid using wood that has structural flaws, although I've made exceptions on pieces I've built for myself, such as my coffee table. The three top boards of my coffee table were so deeply and naturally checked that they begged to be...

Delta Uniguard No

Tin standard Uniguard mounts to tin left of the blade, limiting crosscuts but leaving more room to the right of the blade for push sticks. Maximum Rip Width Unlimited right of blade 25 in. left of blade on stock more than 2- in. wide. Disappearing splitter included. he Delta Uniguard was designed in the 1950s for the Unisaw. The guard will work on other brands of saws, but you may have to drill and tap holes to mount the support arm to the saw table. The guard consists of a split blade cover...

By Ron Layport

Ron Layport Furniture

As a kid I was always building something or other, using bent nails, tree limbs, orange crates and gobs of shellac. I'd just get something in my head and figure out how to make it. I'd never heard the term designer. Even now. I'm a bit intimidated when I consider myself a designer. It's as though I'm supposed to know some great secret that others don't. I'd rather think of myself as a builder of furniture. As a builder, I don't feel that I have to know all the answers before I start I'm free to...

Joinery

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Award Winners

Ony Hayden was making a good living as a construction contractor, but he dreamed of making fine furniture. He had to face a decision I could struggle along as a woodworking novice or quit my job to leam the fine techniques of furniture making at a proper school. This bent-laminated side chair leaves little doubt which path he chose. Using mostly liand tools, he made the chair over a five-month period at the North Bennct Street School in Boston, before graduating in July 1993. The chair's...

Craig Bentzley

Restores antique furniture and but Us perioJ reproductions in his Chalfont, Pennsylvania, shop. Rout a rt ce h ami IhumImuw the ImmIy, anil you've got an attractive mirror Do you have a special piece of wood squirreled away somewhere Something that you haven't found a use for. but is so pretty that you can't throw it out Make a hand mirror from it, and that chunk of wood will be admired and appreciated every day, for many years to come. There is no joinery to worry-about, so you can be very...

Where To Find It

Inlay and marquetry are available from Dover Inlay, Box 151, Williamsport, MI 21795, 301 223-8620. Southwestern-style hardware is available from Dimestore Cowboys Inc., 4500 Hawkins NE. Albuquerque, NM 87109. 505 345-3933. Pressure-sensitive adhesive for making your own press-on, peel-off sanding discs is available in spray or liquid form from Klingspor's Sanding Catalogue, Box 3737, Hickory. NC 28603, 8 H 228-0000. smoky gray to blue-black. The stain penetrates throughout the sapwood, so...

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Amalgamate Shellac

The old shellac on this table leg left was rejuvenated by wiping and brushing the surface with alcohol. loose veneer, or you'll risk damaging the furniture. Then clean the surface with a dry rag and let the piece dry completely usually overnight. Now wax the finish. If your piece is grimy and wax has built up, use a solvent to do the cleaning instead of soap. I use a product from Mohawk Finishing Products called Wax Wash see Sources, page 60 which removes wax and dirt without harming the...