Plastic Laminate That Shifts And Shatters

The simplest way to prevent this is to install an auxiliary rip fence that closes the gap between the stock fence and table. The auxiliary fence shown at right consists of two pieces a scrap of 3 4-in. hardwood-veneered MDF cut to the length and width of the existing fence and a 1 V2-in.-wide strip of plastic laminate contact-cemented to the bottom edge of the MDF. The right edge of the laminate that you're cutting rides on the 3 4-in. overhanging strip, so it can't dive...

Ian Kirby

Is a furniture designer and teacher with studios in Connecticut. The outward edge of the wedge mortise must slope to accommodate a tapered wedge. A good working taper is about a gradient of 1 12. Steeper than this and it tends to pop otit shallower, and it draws too slowly. Set your bevel gauge to a 1 12 gradient and lay it across the face of the tusk tenon, indexing from the bottom outside corner of the mortise. Square the top of the slope across the top edge of the tusk tenon. Then set the...

Leg

The tablesaw is your shaping cool for cutting the cove on each crest rail. You can make the cut with a roundnose knife in a molding head, as Mark Duginskc suggests in AW 60, or you can simply use your saw blade as I do. Set up your tablesaw as shown in Fig. 4, then feed the rail into the running blade just enough to see if the blade is following the cutline. Adjust the blade height and fence angle if you need to. When you're satisfied with the setup, lower the blade and cove both crest rails by...

Cutting The Tenon And Mortise

Support the router on the top of the jig. A spiral-fluted end mill works best. Allow the bit to cut down into the jig. Use this jjg with a router to form the tenon's shoulders. The distance from the top fence to the end stop is the length of the tusk tenon plus the router-base offset. Jig up. Clamp the rail to the router jig, then hold both in the vise. Here the bottom shoulder has already been cut. Drill the wedge mortise. Stand the tusk tenon against a tall fence and...

Sleigh

Replace solid curves with slats to lighten a classic form In the early nineteenth century, a new style of bed glided into the furniture world. Called a sleigh bed because it resembled a horse-drawn sleigh, it featured a headboard and footboard that curved outward in a graceful Sw shape. Both headboard and footboard were usually the same height and contained wooden panels bent or laminated to the curve. My slatted sleigh bed is just as graceful as an original version, but not as massive. And by...

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Common Calls For Veneer Repair

Wear, tear, and forgotten cigarettes are common causes of veneer damage. Chipped corners and edges. Clue failure or snags from shoes and cloth ing can break off comers and edges. Blisters and cracks. These occur when the adhesive fails, allowing the veneer to lift free of its substrate. For hundreds of years, woodworkers have used veneer in their finest work. It's flexible enough to bend around the shapely surfaces of a bomb chest or Art Deco armoire. And because it's so thin,...

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Randy Sorenson

Tusk Tenon

He lives in Salt Like dry, UT. Transform your turning with a splash of color by Michael O'Donnell As a woodturner married to an artist, I have the good fortune to be able to collaborate with my wife, Elizabeth, on my work. That's how wc came upon the technique of coloring the bowls and goblets that we make. I use only locally available woods sycamore and bccch in my turned work. The blandncss of these woods, with their fine texture and minimal grain patterns,...

Holddown Ratings

The Bridgewood, Delta, Grizzly, Star, and Woodtek have simple but sturdy hold-downs. You can flip them to accommodate thicker stock. An adjustable handle saves time and fatigue, especially on repetitive jobs. With multiple positions, your arm won't have to go through the maximum range of rotary motion just to mortise a thin workpiecc. Our testers liked the Delta's spring-loaded handle best You can easily shift it to any of six positions, no tools needed. The Bridgewood, Grizzly, Star,...

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Tusk Tenon

Use this jjg with a router to form the tenon's shoulders. The distance from the top fence to the end stop is the length of the tusk tenon plus the router-base offset. The traditional form of the joint has a single wedge mortised through the edge of the tusk tenon. In old work the wedge often has a rounded, chamfered, or angled head. You can shape the head to suit yourself. The wider the tusk-tenoned rail, the better it resists racking, because resistance comes from the tenon shoulders at top...

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Patching With A Veneer Punch

A veneer punch is the quickest patching method Punch out the damage first, then punch a matching patch. back. This way, the punch will cut a slight bevel, just as your knife does in the diamond patch method. Clean out the recess then glue and clamp. The dogleg advantage. Use a dogleg or crankneck chisel to excavate and flatten the patch area. prices start at 100 and increase with size but it's worth the money if you make a lot of repairs. It's the quickest way to make a patch, and...

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Building The Box From Start To Finish

Frank Pollaro

Pollaro veneers a single mahogany core piece from which the box sides and ends will lxi cut This takes less time than veneering parts individually. The outer cauls are Ify -in.-thick MDF. The inner cauls are ty -in.-thick, melamine-coated particleboard. Cut kerfs for spline slots. The rip fence and a square MDF backer block guide the workpiece as Pollaro cuts spline slots in the mitered sides and ends. Veneer the edges. Strips of melamine-coated particleboard make good...

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Woodtek 876-775 Star S4000 Reliant DD136 Tradesman 8120 Pros Best fence. Best type of hold-down. Slowest rpm gave the only burn-free cuts in our test. Cons Requires slightly slower feed rate than other machines. Chisels not included. Final cut The Volvo of benchtop mortisers Built to last, with a slower speed for a cleaner, smoother cut. Pros Requires least effort to cut of any machine in our test. Cons Hold-down needs sturdier adjustment handle. Chisels not included. Final cut A very...

Tech Tips

Dividing chat by 3.14 gives you 0.24 in., so select a V4-in. drill hit. Drill a l 4-in. hole in scrap wood, tuck the end of the string down the hole, and insert the drill. Now make a loop in the string for the pencil and draw the spiral. Tablesaw inserts have too big an opening for many applications, so I made a zero-clearance insert from a -VS-in.-thick plastic cutting board sold at kitchen supply centers . Using the existing insert as a pattern, I cut out the shape and...