Sliding Dovetail

Peg through center or apply glue here. Peg through center or apply glue here. go american woodworker june 1995 FIG 3 BREADBOARDS AND WOOD MOVEMENT clamped each cap into a homemade router box, parallel to and just below the top lip of the box. (See top photo, page 59.) The box gives the router a steady surface to ride upon. I adjusted the router fence to center a ' 4-in. spiral up-cut bit over the end cap. (I've improved the reliability of my router I fence by attaching a strip of wood to '...

Tail Vise Retrofit

Bench Dogs and Wooden Jaws Upgrade Any Bench by Jeff Greef One of the most useful and intriguing features of many European-style workbenches is the tail vise. This ingenious device, with its unique stock-holding abilities, dates back to the very beginnings of cabinet-making in early 16th-century Europe. Tail vises were standard equipment on benches built in this country by generations of northern European immigrants, including the Shakers. Today, almost 500 years after it first appeared, the...

American Woodworker

Build an Early American Classic Fit for Feasts or Family Repasts Table manners. Traditional proportions and details, along with an artificially aged milk-paint finish on the base, give this tavern table the appearance of a fine antique. I've always had an appreciation for archirccturc and furniture from before the Industrial Revolution, when woodworkers turned out crisp details and fine proportions using hand tools alone. When I moved from the West Coast to northern Vermont in 1979, my goal was...

Petite Puzzles

What started as a cot-tagc craft'1 has bccomc a full-time venture for puz le cutter Randy Crossman of Rutland, VT. His handmade UXMAN Puzzles run the gamut from simple animal shapes to one-of-a-kind, 4,000-piecc pattern puzzles. puzzles from ' 4-in. cherry plywood. He prides himself on having the smallest interlocking wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces around. For example, each postage-stamp puzzle shown below has 24 pieces. Grossman's designs are featured in Vermont art galleries and craft centers....

Breadboard Ends

58 american woodworker june 1995 end caps with a tonguc-and-groovc joint. See Fig 2. Glue is applied only to the center section of the joint. This keeps the parts locked together, yet allows the center panel to expand and contract freely on both sides of the fixed center area. In humid seasons, the center piece will be wider than the caps in dry seasons it will be narrower. Rarely will there be perfect alignment along the edge. For this reason, some woodworkers like to break the corners at the...

Location In

On a flatsawn board, tangential movement will be greater on the outer face of the board than on the inner face, causing the board to cup outward as the board dries and shrinks. On a flatsawn board, tangential movement will be greater on the outer face of the board than on the inner face, causing the board to cup outward as the board dries and shrinks. Find the Best Machine for Your Shop Needs It's amazing how quickly a workshop can fill up with sawdust, wood chips, offcuts, nails, and other...

Multico Pm Mortiser

Affordable hollow-chisel mortiser reached the U.S. market five years ago, dedicated mortising machines were a luxury reserved for large pro shops. Multico's newest mortiser. model PM20, offers significant improvements over their original machinc more power, greater capacity, improved stock clamping and dual-axis head positioning. Like other small mortising machines, the PM20 mounts on a bench or an optional steel stand and its head moves vertically to plunge a square-edged, hollow-chisel bit...

Blc Woodturning Lathe

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Antique Tool Associations

Greene And Greene Furniture Makers

What's your angle on antique tools Whether you're a collector, a user, or both, the networking possibilities are vast. Timber-frame builders, history buffs, investors, reproduction furniture makers, antique tool dealers they're all represented here. Most of these groups publish newsletters many also organize regional sales or auctions. Vou can join these groups for a modest fee. Antique Tools amp Trades in Connecticut 203 848-8800 Early American Industries Assoc. 518 439-2215 Mid-West Tool...

Hooked Chisel

A Tool Collector Traces the Development of a Specialized Hand Plane y interest in antique tools began when I was just a kid growing up in South Carolina. I remember spending hours with an old neighbor everyone knew as Uncle Luke. He had a woodworking shop in his barn where he built all kinds of things, from fine furniture to boats. And he did it all with hand tools. It wasn't until I graduated from college and moved away that I bought my first antique plane. I...

Just Finishing

To use oxalic acid blcach, flood the surface with the warm bleach solution and let it dry overnight. Wash off the crystalline residue the next day with plenty of clean water. One application is generally enough to remove all the stain, but if it isn't, simply repeat the process after the wood is dry. Chlorine blcach doesn't have much effect on pigmented stains, but it will decolorize aniline dyes without changing the color of the wood itself. Liquid household laundry blcach such as Clorox or...

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The top of Paulsen's perfume bottle has concentric rings of chatterwork. Opposite, chatterwork graces the outside and inside of small fowls and lidded containers turned by the author. Over the past 20 years IVe developed a technique for decorating the surfaces of small spindle turnings with intricate geometric patterns, using ordinary turning tools. I call it chatterwork. These unpredictable designs look like they were cut on a 19th-century Holtzapffel lathe, or...

Funky Drawer Pulls

If you like your work 10 stand out from the crowd, you'll love these hefty 100 pewter pulls and knobs. They add character to kitchen cabinets, dresser drawers, or even the front door. Skyrocketing insurance premiums have created a Catch-22 for many professional woodworkers. Although they can't afford not to have insurance, many arc discovering they can't afford to insure their woodworking businesses against equipment loss or product liability. Insurance companies cite fire risks from the...

Woodshop Franchises Underway

Ever dreamed of running or joining a health-club-type hangout for woodworkers NYW Workshops Inc. plans to open its first such franchise this year in Dublin, CA. Thomas Loker, the company's president and CEO, envisions fully functional woodshops for people to build any project with their own two hands. Franchises will sell project kits, tools, hardware and accessories. Each store will also feature a training area where instructors and woodworking professionals will give workshops on tools and...