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Dept H4iM Thornbum VA 22565 sandcr that he makes from an inverted bench-top drill press. He's built over 2 0 of these machines and for 175 plus shipping. Glewwe will send you one of his sanders, preas-sembied. Except for the on-off switch, all mechanical parts are in-eluded. You'll also have to build a ta-blctop to support the work. Glewwe recommends plywood covered with plastic laminate. Write Glewwe at 906 Oakdale Ave West St. Paul. MN 55118. If you want to build Glewwe's...

Gallery

Stool, by Joanne Shima, Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Mahogany, wenge, milk paint, suede and gold leaf. Dimensions H 36 in., W 17 in., D 17 in. Traditional furniture has its place, but woodworkers like to follow flights of fancy, too, unleashing their imaginations to explore wilder horizons. Often the elements that emerge in such fanciful works are animal forms birds, serpents and humans are just a few that appear here. Other imaginative flights produce more spacial or geometric forms or play with...

Tools For Drafting

Unique Objects Drafting

You don't have to spend a fortune on fancy equipment to produce perfectly acceptable shop drawings. All you really need are the following basic tools. Drafting equipment can be purchased locally at any good art supply store. DRAWING BOARD-The drawing board should be as large as possible 24 x 36 in. is a good size for most woodworking projects. It should have a smooth, flat surface. Metal edges are nice, but not necessary. T-SOUARE The T-square is a guide for drawing all horizontal lines. It...

Right Side View

Draw the front view in object lines see Fig. 5 . Object lines are thick lines, while all other lines on a drawing are somewhat thinner. Draw the horizontal lines with the T-square as a guide. Draw the vertical lines with a triangle resting on the square. After drawing the front view, the right-side view is next. The right-side view is always directly to the right of the front view. Rather than re-measure the height, position your T-square along the bottom edge of the front view, and project a...

Working With A Wooden Plane

Adjusting wooden planes is an art in itself, it takes patience and practice. The iron, of course, must be sharp and the edge of the chip breaker should be set about ' in. behind the iron's edge. Begin by setting the iron so that it is not yet through the mouth and tapping the wedge firm. Then turn the plane upside down and sight down the length of the bottom from the back end. Gently tap the end of the iron with a small hammer until just a glint of it pokes through the mouth. With your eye or...

Front Ramp

Smoothing Wooden Plane Chipbreaker

Midsection must . be Vu-ln. wider than plane iron. Divide length inUrtenths. Ramps intersect at Vio. the option of alternating the grain direction from piece to piece as you glue up the blank. This adds stability. To make the pin, you'll need a piece of straight-grained. dense wood, Va-in. square and about 12 in. long. You'll also need a few ' . -in. diameter dowels. For your first plane, a Stanley iron from the hardware store will do fine, though if you don't mind spending extra, I recommend...

By Fred Matlack

Wood Table Saw Taper

Most people think the jointer is good only for straight surfaces, but when I want a nice, crisp tapered leg, the jointer is the machine I choose. A well-tuned jointer turns out tapers that are crisp, true, and nearly ready to finish. And unlike the bandsaw or the tablesaw, the jointer cuts tapers without elaborate jigs that just clutter up your shop. There are several types of tapers full tapers, partial tapers, short tapers and stop tapers. Each type requires a slightly different setup but the...

Milk Paint

The following recipes for milk paint appeared in Pick's Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes, first printed in 1870, and re-issued by Funk and Wagnalls. We reprint here solely as an historical record and do not endorse these recipes or make any claims about their performance. Painting in Milk. In consequence of the injury which has often resulted to sick and weakly persons from the smell of common paint, the following method of painting with milk has been adopted by some workmen,...

Marking Gauge Fence

Besides marking gauges, this assembly can be used in other applications such as your workshop jigs. Cpt. Joseph v. tomkiel Fori Sill. OK Re Cutting Plastic Laminate Tech Tips, September October 1988 AW . Your idea is good, but I prefer using a piece of sheet metal bent to fit my fence. After bending the metal, I drilled holes in the top so that it fit around the adjustment bolts in the top of the fence. These holes keep the sheet metal from moving. This pre-

Toolbox

If you have your eye out for a new-workbench, consider one that can change with the requirements of your work. Willow Pond has just come out with a fully adjustable workbench ideal for those whose work requires changes in bench height or those working from a wheelchair. The bench height adjusts from 15V4 in. to 51 in. Mounted on a steel base, these workbenches not only move up and down, they also tilt 360 degrees to the right or left. Adjustments can be made manually or with an optional...

Furniture Design

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The Finished Taper

Fore removing the wood from the table. The cutterhead will leave a radius at the end of the cut cither clean it up by hand, or incorporate it into your design. If you want a stop taper with a flat at the wide end as shown in Fig. 4. you'll need to support the wide end with a scrap block as explained above for a short taper. First, you'll need to position the scrap block. Draw the taper on the stock as shown in Fig. 4, Step 1. Then, with the jointer unplugged, position the board with the...