HowTo Cut the Web Frame Joinery

Wildlife Intarsia Patterns

Cut grooves on back . frame > gf parts yWji I Making Mortises. Rough out the waste on the mortises at the drill press. Use a stop block to keep each one consistent. Then clean up the edges with a chisel. Wow, the Tenons. Cut the tenons on the table saw. Start with an oversize tenon and work up to a snug fit. The Grooves. Before assembling the frames, cut grooves in the web frame back to hold the back panels. used to screw the web frames to the case later on, as you can see in detail 'b' on...

Shop Tip Curved Profile

Scroll Saw Patterns Doors

Refer to Shop Notebook on page 28 for more Information on installing the drop-leaf hinges for the door. Rule Joint Profile. To prevent tearout and burning while routing the roundover on the case bottom, make a shallow pass first, then raise the bit to complete the profile. NOTE Make two passes on router table to complete edge profile Rule Joint Profile. To prevent tearout and burning while routing the roundover on the case bottom, make a shallow pass first, then raise the bit to complete the...

Accessories For Your Sawhorse

When I'm applying finish or adding final details, I often need to set the project on a surface that protects it from scratches. Since such a surface isn't always available, I made removable pads to fit over the top of my sawhorses drawing below . These pads are nothing more than pieces of two-by stock wrapped with carpet and fitted to the saw-horse top. As you see in the drawing at right, dowels glued into holes in the bottom of the pads fit into holes in the top of the sawhorse. Using the pads...

Brass Corners

Installing flush-mounted corners can be tricky. But here are a few techniques to help you get top-quality results. WHY BRASS CORNERS Campaign chests were originally designed to be more than just pieces of furniture. They also served as rugged luggage for military officers as they travelled the world from one post to another. As you can imagine, the chests were subjected to a fair amount of abuse. So the builders of these chests incorporated brass hardware to protect the corners. The hardware...

HowTo Install the Drawer Pulls

Apple Drawer Pulls

Then clean up the edges. Install the Pull. Check the fit of the pull fine-tune it with a file and screw it in place. Trace the Pull. Position the pull on the false front upside down and trace its shape. Mark the Back Plate. Remove the back plate from the pull and trace its shape as well. Lay out position of mounting plate on false front slipped in place after assembly. I then screwed it to the drawer back detail 'b' on the opposite page . There's one final detail to...

Smooth splinterfree

Completing the Cut Once past the blade, slide the workpiece away and then return the miter gauge. Mask the Cut. A piece of masking tape can reinforce wood fibers for a chip-free crosscut. Height of blade raised above workpiece It also provides a means to clamp the workpiece or attach a stop block. A strip of adhesive sandpaper stuck to the fence creates a non-skid surface. The auxiliary fence I use extends past the blade. This means the cut is backed up and the workpiece is fully supported on...

HowTo Bottom Edge Profile

NOTE Make two passes on router table to complete edge profile W-dia.x- -deep hole for magnet. NOTE Glue magnet in place with epoxy NOTE Filler strips are cut to fit and glued in place NOTE Top and door are made from fy-thickpine MAKE THI DRAWERS. Once the mortises were cut, I started work on the false drawers. The idea here is to cut equally spaced kerfs in the door to give the appearance that the storage center holds four drawers see detail V above and tire right drawing in the box below ....

Troubleshooting Tips for Getting a Perfect

If after routing a test set of dovetails you aren't happy with the fit, you'll need to tweak die settings on the jig and router. However, knowing just what to do can be a bit confusing. But don't worry. In the drawings at right, you'll find a few of the most common troubles. Don't try to fix everything at once. As you make adjustments, it's best to make a small change to one setting and make another test cut. Then move on once you have that just right. the dovetails are too loose, increase the...

Adding the

False Drawer Front

The last two things to do are build the drawer and make the back panel. The drawer fits in the lower, center opening in the case. It's made with simple, rabbeted joints and finished off with a false front. You'll build the drawer first, then install the metal slides. A SIMPLE BOX. To start on tire drawer, I cut the front, back, and two side pieces to final size. Then you can cut a rabbet on the ends of the front and back pieces drawing below . The next tiling to do is cut a groove on the inside...

Assembling the

Section Views Joinery

With the case complete, you can begin working on the base. As you can see below, the base is made up of thick mitered corner assemblies connected by -thick rails. This creates a relieved, or offset joint. The top edge of the base is rabbeted to form a reveal or shadow line - between the base and case see detail 'b' below . Pocket hole screws join the rails to the comer blocks. You'll use splined miter joints to make the corners. And that's a good place to start. CORNER BLOCKS. The four corner...

Simple lines classic joinery and lots of storage combine to make this project both functional and greatlooking

Internal Partition Rail

Televisions have changed a lot over the years. So it's only natural that the cabinets and stands that house them have also changed. The sleek, low-profile design of this TV cabinet fits right in with the new flat-panel televisions. Your television will look right at home sitting on top or mounted on the wall behind the cabinet If you look at the photo, you'll see it's wide enough to handle most large LCD or plasma TV screens. And down below, there's no lack of space for all your electronic...

HowTo Making a Lattice Panel

The trick to making all tire pieces for the lattice panels is to start with several wide blanks, as shown on the right. This way, you can cut the notches for the lap joints all at once and know they'll all be lined up when you assemble the lattice. -Then the strips can be ripped to width to fit the notches. CUTTING DADOES. To start off, you're really just cu tting a series of dadoes in wide blanks. The trick is to lay them out accurately. 1 found it easier to mark the dado location on the edge...