By Cheryl Sobun, Alan Wycheck, Jim Bowman
The heritage of woodworking spans cultures and millennia, and every 12 months increasingly more humans absorb this fascinating and tough craft. Illustrated with countless numbers of full-color photos, easy Woodworking is helping rookies research the basics of operating with wooden and keep away from frustration and harm within the procedure. Following a whole advent to either hand instruments and woodworking machines, the booklet courses readers step by step, from begin to end, via a number of basic projects--including a slicing board, peg shelf, and step stool--and, alongside the best way, builds a starting place of data by way of instructing the basic talents that may serve them in destiny woodworking endeavors.
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Continue the cut until the bit is clear of the wood. Turn the router off. 25. The finished cut should look like this. 26. Now cut a dado on the other side of the bench seat. Again, the guide should be secured exactly 4½ inches from the edge of the seat. As before, keep the router moving steadily without pressing it too hard into the wood. 27. Test-fit a bench leg into the dado. It should fit snugly. 28. On the top side of the bench seat, measure in 17/8 inches from the short side and make a mark approximately halfway between the two long sides.
GLOVES Gloves should be worn when handling varnishes, stains, some types of glue, and other substances. FLAT STICK Keep one on hand for spreading glue, wood filler, and other substances. TACK CLOTHS AND LINT-FREE CLOTHS Tack cloths remove dust from wood after sanding. Lint-free cloths are used to apply varnishes and stains. PAINT BRUSHES Used to apply varnishes, primers, and paint to wood. Use larger brushes for larger surface areas and smaller brushes for smaller or hard-to-reach areas. FINISH Protects wood and enhances its appearance.
You should always move the router from left to right or counterclockwise as you cut, opposite the direction in which the bit is spinning. If you move it in the same direction in which the bit is spinning, the tool could skip. As you cut, make certain the base of the router maintains full contact with the surface of the wood. Run the router along the guide, but don’t press it too tightly—doing so could burn or dent the wood. When the cut is complete, turn the machine off, wait for the bit to stop, and pull the tool away from the wood.