By Albert Jackson
This is often the 1st name in a chain of tutorial woodworking books. It allows the woodworker to choose the easiest joint for the task, then describes intimately the way to build it. each conventional hand-cut woodworking joint is defined, with all its adaptations.
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This meant that the diameter of that top section could be turned to no less than 1 7/16". The second area requiring special attention is the base into which the tenons (or sliding dovetails) are fit. The exact diameter of this section is, of course, up to the discretion of the individual craftsman, but it is very important that a consistent diameter be maintained along the full 5 1/4" 1Here, a drawer runner can be seen sliding into its rabbet. Copyright 2004 Martian Auctions The walnut drawer pulls contrast nicely with the cherry drawer fronts.
Then form the coves and beads. The frame is next. After dimensioning the stock, cut miters on each end of the frame components. Then, on a table saw fit with stack of dado cutters tilted to a 45° angle, cut the dado for the spline on each end of every mitered piece. Then rip out spline stock to a width of 2 1/16". Thickness to 1/4". When you have achieved a tight fit in the dadoes, crosscut the individual splines from the length of spline stock. Remember that the grain of the finished spline must run perpendicular to the mitered faces of the pieces being joined.
When it appears that the glue has worked all the way through the split, wash the excess off of the surface, and clamp the part until the glue has cured. 4. Modify the piece. In places that can't be reached with shaving tools, I use a wood file to remove band saw marks from scrollwork. In cleaning up the scrollwork for the key rack at the beginning of this chapter, I got a little too aggressive with the file and flaked off some chips from one of the sharp points near the central arc. I worked that point down until I was beyond the tornout grain, but when I stepped back from the part, I could see that that particular point was visibly different than the other three.
Carpentry - Collins Good Wood Joints by Albert Jackson