Drawer Detail

3 16 X 1 4 Drawer front covers bottom There's Plenty of Power in a Simple Incline Koatbuilding presents some very challenging clamping problems. There never seems to be enough clamps and even when there arc, they usually don't have sufficient capacity for the job at hand. As a result, boatbuilders arc always improvising different ways to apply pressure with what's at hand, using a combination of wedges, struts, and ropes. I've found that many of these improvised solutions are also useful for...

Section Through Back

Made to grain.This elegant, easy-to-make cupboard is an excellent project to wood grain. For construction details, see page 45. hours), sand with 220-grit paper and remove all sanding dust by brushing and vacuuming. For the ground coat, which will provide the background color for graining, I use a satin alkyd enamel paint tinted to match the lightest shade of the wood being copied. You've got some leeway with this color, but it's better to err on the light do because it's easier ro darken a...

Sahara Candle

Boxes Made Out Lepord Wood

Hen I'm feeling romantic, I like soft music, some wine, and of course, candlelight. What better way to make the night glow than by lighting a few candles Candleholders, though, are a nuisance. Half the time they don't fit the candles you just bought, and they don't always catch the dripping wax. This candle box, with its bed of sand, lets you fire up as many kinds of candles as you want, while providing storage for your backup candle supply. I like the spotted appearance of leopard wood, so I...

Magnetic Jointer Knife Setting Jigs

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Tapered Tube

Generally needs thinning out before use follow the directions on the can. Apply two or three coats on the outside of the call body. The interior of the call is usually left raw. The tapered tube holds the reed, block, and wedge. I make this part the same way I make the call body. Start with a blank about 3 in. long with a rough diameter of l 8 in. Bore a -in.-dia. hole in one end of the blank, to a depth of Va in. Then replace the -in.-dia. bit with a Vfc-in.-dia. bit and bore to a depth of...

Jere Osgood

Jere Osgood Furniture

Jere is a full-time studio craftsman whose work has appeared in many major museums. He has been designing and building furniture since 1957 and taught furniture making at Boston University's Program in Artlsanry and at Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Craftsmen. He is best known for his pioneering work in bent lamination. The solid, elliptical shell of this desk consists of 3 8-in.-thick, coopered staves of laminated bubinga. The tapered laminated legs are intended to...

Cupboard Construction

This cupboard design is based loosely on cupboards built in the mid-Atlantic region from 1800 to 1840. I built the entire project from pine, which takes a great finish. I joined the face frame and door frame with mortise and tenon joints, but you could join the face frame with biscuits. All other joints are simply glued and nailed. If you don't have a Stanley 45 plane for cutting the beading details, you can use a router. I made up the cap and back pieces of the built-up cornice molding, but...

Lathe Veneering

Times, a problem with the bed is the real cause of troubles on older machines. Since this is an easy area to check, let's start here. Your lathe bed ideally, made of cast iron must be rigid, straight, and level from end to end. Any problems with the bed will translate to a misalignment between centers when the tailstock is locked down. This, in turn, causes problems with processes like boring accurately from the tailstock. You can check a cast-iron bed visually for cracks, and sighting down the...

Paul Tuller

My goal in designing furniture and architectural details is ro create a feeling of harmony in each piece and the room. If I am successful the finished product will have 'shibui,' a Japanese word meaning 'a profound, unassuming, quiet feeling.' My work tries to have a Japanese sense of proportion and strong joinery as well as reflect my own appreciation of wood. I often improvise on traditional Japanese motifs, especially when I'm building furniture that doesn't exist in Japanese tradition, such...

Sawn Veneers

Sawn veneers have some distinct advantages over today's sliced veneers they're thicker, so handling and working with them is essentially the same as with solid wood. Plus you can achieve a perfect match in color and texture between your veneer and edgings because both elements can be made from the same board. To make your own veneer, all you need is a finely adjusted band-saw, a sharp blade and a resaw fence. For more on resawing and selecting a blade, see AW 38. My resaw fence, a simple...

Plastic Drafting Triangle In

When mitering, I used to set my table-saw's blade tilt by sighting the blade against a 45 drafting triangle. But as my bifocal prescription got stronger, my ability to sec that sliver of light between blade and triangle went downhill. So I devised the gadget shown here to light the way. Holding the triangle against bare metal completes an electric circuit that lights a miniature bulb and confirms the angle. No more bending and peering. Any small flashlight bulb can provide the light. I chosc a...

Terry Moore

Writing desk and chair Desk 54 W. x 30 H. x 26 D. Chair 18 W. x 40 H. x 20 D. This desk, which won Third Prize in AW's 1992 Excellence in Craftsmanship competition features bookmatched, sawn veneers, maple stringing and fluted torpedo legs. The chair seat is a traditionally upholstered frame covered with embossed leather. Terry is a self-taught furniture maker who specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces. He sells his work through private commissions and in galleries throughout the Northeast. The...