Cutout For End Vise

1-in. stub tenon joins front and back stretchers to legs. Pin end-section stretcher tenons with 7i-in. dowels. Side stretcher tenons are l'A in. thick, 272 in. wide id 2 in. A plunge router and a long Vi-in. bit speed the job of mortising the legs. Clamp two legs together to support the router and clamp stop blocks to limit the length of the cut Make three cuts to hog out the waste, then clean up the ends with a chisel. strips and hang a couplc of vises on the basic structure. It all seemed...

Mortise And Tenon

F you'd like to make something more than sample joints as you practice cutting mortises and tenons, you might try the trestle table shown here. The trestle legs are assembled with wedged, through tenons and are joined to the stretcher by a knock-down, keyed tenon. The slab top is merely screwed to the trestles. Slots for the outer screws allow for it to expand and contract with changes in humidity. The design is loosely based on several Shaker tables I've seen. I tried to keep things simple and...

By Simon Watts

Everett and Meredith Tosten. With a small work force they produce up to 2000 board feet of lumber a day. The mill is a Mighty Mite traveling circular saw powered by a 50-HP Perkins diesel. In 1947 we borrowed 5000 from an uncle, bought a tractor and started logging. recalls Gordon Tosten. First job was to clear-cut 40 acres. There were few restrictions on logging in those days. With payments to meet, the brothers dragged logs through the rain and mud all...

Hole New Technology

The quick-draw holster, available for several models, will help settle arguments about the convenience of cordless dril-drivers. The quick-draw holster, available for several models, will help settle arguments about the convenience of cordless dril-drivers. gcr. Usually there is a triggcr-lock position on the switch, which prevents the tool from turning 011 accidentally when jostled in a tool box. This location seems the best for the reverse switch when you're operating the tool's trigger with...

By Toshio Odate

Very craftsman who works with Japanese tools dreams of owning high-quality blades forged bv a great blacksmith. It's important to remember that these high-quality tools need high-quality sharpening to perform at their best. Even lower-quality tools will perform well if they are sharpened correctly. In this article, I'll explain how to sharpen plane blades and chisels. I will talk mainly about Japanese tools, but Japanese and Western blades are sharpened basically the same way. Once you...

Keys To Chart

Prices Manufacturer's suggested list pnee for tool, battery pack, charger and accessories listed as included in price in the accessories column. Price in BATT. column is for backup battery pack Tools are often amp s-counted 10-40 . Speed incicates range of variable speeds T separates two speeds or ranges. All tools listed have reverse. Torque Numbers are inch-poaxls of torque when in direct drive, low speed or range. Specifcations provided by the manufacturers Charging Times Figures indicate...

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Toshio Odate Sculpture

Water stones, kanaban plates, carborundum powder and Japanese woodworking tools are available by mail from GARRETT WADE, 161 Ave. of the Americas. New York, NY 10013, 800 221-2942. HIDA TOOL amp HARDWARE CO., 1333 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702, 415 524-3700. HIGHLAND HARDWARE, 1045 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 800 241-6748. LEE VALLEY TOOLS LTD 1080 Morrison Dr., Ottawa. Ontario. Canada K2H 8K7, 613 596-0350. WOODCRAFT, 210 Wood Country Park. P.O. Box 1686, Parkersburg, WV...

Carbide Tipped Router Bits

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