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Merle Adjustable Clamp

My wife is an artist and often asks me to make stretchers for canvas or picture frames for her pastels. I also make wood-frame mirrors from time to time, and I've built my fair share of drawers. All these projects require clamping parts together absolutely square. The Merle Adjustable Clamp is the best gadget I've found for this job. The Merle Adjustable Clamp consists of a 22-ft. retractable steel band, which passes through three adjustable corner saddles. A fourth corner saddle is attached to...

Tips For Spraying

ater-based finishes can be sprayed with conventional compressed-air sprayers, high volume, low pressure HVLP sprayers, airless sprayers and even electric buzz sprayers. In mv experience, water-based finishes are so forgiving that you can get good results with very inexpensive spray equipment. On my compressed air gun. I use a 6 tip and 35 lbs. of air pressure and make additional adjustments at the gun. Check manufacturers recommendations for pressure and fluid tip size. Thinner is better than...

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Woodworking Mount Fuji Intarsia Designs

Wr Ml Ml riting with a fine pen just W W feels right, like paring with V V a good, sharp chisel. In f these days of laser printers, a turned wooden pen is a perfect way to personalize your writing, and of course, it would make a great gift for school graduations, Father's Day or for any busy executive. The barrel of the pen is turned from wood, but you'll have to purchase a kit containing the mechanical parts to make the pen. See Sources. The kit includes a replaceable ball-point refill that...

Multistop

I spotted this gadget at a woodworking trade show about three years back. The inventor was demonstrating, and I stopped to watch. I was so impressed with the versatility of the Multi-Stop that I walked away with two of them. I've used them ever since. The Multi-Stop works like a little vise with a cam-action lever that closes and opens the jaws. You clamp it to a machine fence or table up to l3 lt in. thick to serve as a stop for making multiple cuts. It also works well for limiting the travel...

Veritas Honing Guide And Angle

Woodwork Plane Honing Jig

It seems that sharpening chisels and plane blades has been elevated to the status of an art in some woodworking circles. Perhaps for good reason a super-sharp edge on your tools is a requirement for crisp, tight joints and smooth surfaces. It takes practice to judge the right bevel angles and to hold the blades just right when stroking the stone. I never quite mastered the art of doing this freehand. But that's what they make honing guides for. The Veritas Honing Guide has such innovative...

By Rick Mastelli

But an eating spoon has a fairly mild curve to it, and although it's best made out of a piece of wood that has the same curve, see Fig. 1 it is possible to coax an eating spoon out of a piece of dimensioned lumber or a split from a log. I prefer to work from split firewood or branches. Not only can you look for the right shape, but you can work them green, and carving green wood has it all over carving it dry. We'll talk about drying a spoon without it cracking, later. What kind of...

Chuck Mate Drillndrive

I first saw this gadget on the PBS TV show, The New Yankee Workshop. As host Norm Abram was fastening the plywood back panel on a cabinet, he paused so the camera could get a close-up of the tool he was using. It was a dual-purpose gadget that allowed him to drill a pilot hole and sink a screw without stopping to change bits in the drill's chuck. It struck me immediately as one of those Gee, why didn't I think of that ideas. Norm really liked it, too, so I got one to try. As a gadget, it turned...

Offset Knife Hinge

E Hardware stores are full of surface-mounted and kitchen-cabinet hinges for lipped doors unfortunately, there are far fewer high-quality hinges of this type available. Those shown here are all I could find. The extruded H hinge, offset to accommodate the lip. is handsome but highly visible. The cast offset strap hinge has a lot of play, and is too large for my taste. The pressed-brass version of the classic kitchen-cabinet hinge is presentable if you mortise it....

By Bonnie Schmaus

Keep your blades sharp and clean, especially when making the many angled cuts. I found that the Teflon coating on my carbide-tipped blade helped in preventing burns. The joinery in the base of the drawing board is an adaptation of an open mortisc-and-lenon joint. It's a fairly simple joint but requires accuracy. You can see in the drawing how half of each mortise is cut in each of two pieces that are then glued together to form the complete mortise. The tenon is made up of two halves in the...

By Simon Watts

Symbol Kanu

A few months ago. two seagoing canoes were built simultaneously in the San Francisco Bay area. One was constructed at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, the other,three miles across the bay in Marin County. When the projects began, neither group of builders knew of the others' existence. Word soon spread, and after some visiting back and forth, everyone involved saw a unique opportunity to compare Symbol of one clan of the Haida Indians, a raven's head, carved by Glen Rabena, sits atop the bow...

Cylinder Hinges

Other knife hinges, which protrude through the leaf, Brusso's hinge pins finish flush with the leaves, which is much more suitable for situations where that end of the hinge must be visible. produced. Finally, if it's a hinge you've never used before, hang a scrap-wood door as a final check. Prices for quality brass hinges are all over the place. Take extruded brass butts, for example. A pair of 2-in.x ' . -in. hinges ranges from 4.95 to 13.95. I ordered a sample of each, and didn't see...