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By Neal Moore

The standard artwork of mosaic is up-to-date during this ebook for the trendy scroll observed craftsperson. The publication presents styles to create sensible natural world mosaics that show off the usual attractiveness and grain of wooden. integrated are sixteen natural world styles in various levels of trouble that seize huge cats, mountain and plains animals, and birds of prey. the 1st 3 initiatives are in step by step structure to increase simple talents whereas the rest tasks have a degree of guideline that comes with tough strategies. directions for every trend comprise growth dimensions, measurement and thickness of wooden to exploit, gluing and sawing info and staining/finishing suggestion. The e-book additionally incorporates a part on instruments, fabrics, blades, and dealing with patterns, in addition to targeted directions for crafting a wooden body to slot the completed undertaking.

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Animal Portraits in Wood: Crafting 16 Artistic Mosaics with Your Scroll Saw

The frequent paintings of mosaic is up to date during this publication for the trendy scroll observed craftsperson. The e-book presents styles to create lifelike natural world mosaics that show off the average attractiveness and grain of wooden. integrated are sixteen flora and fauna styles in various levels of hassle that catch large cats, mountain and plains animals, and birds of prey.

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High-quality router bits are not cheap, and making the wrong choices can hurt your wallet and limit your woodworking. So I’ve come up with a basic set of bits that will do a lot of things well, from cutting joinery to shaping profiles to pattern-routing. The entire kit is well worth the money when you consider all the jobs you can complete with it. Most of the bits in this group are carbide-tipped, which makes them more durable than high-speed steel bits but less A BASIC BIT KIT • 1 ⁄4 -in. straight bit • 1 ⁄2 -in.

For accuracy, you’ll need to employ the router’s edge guide or secure a straightedge to the workpiece to guide the router. Dadoes often are cut in multiples and on longer, wider stock for case goods, so it makes sense to cut them with a handheld router. For speed and accuracy, it’s a good idea to use a right-angle jig that clamps to the workbench and across the stock (see the photos below). Fed properly, the router base will be pushed by the cutting action against the fence of the jig, ensuring a straight cut.

Use a dovetail bit to cut a pair of mating rabbets for an elegant corner joint. ROU T ER -TA BL E BA SIC S 59 There are a number of specialized panelraising bits for use in the router table. Some profiles come in large-diameter sizes only. Be careful using these bits—dial down the speed to keep vibration and wear and tear on your router to a minimum. Hold the workpiece flat to the table when passing it by the bit. A better choice is a vertical raised-panel bit. These bits have a smaller diameter because the profile runs vertically.

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