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By Tom Begnal

Multiply your woodworking talents
There's no getting round it: woodworking contains math. when you don't understand how to do uncomplicated calculations, you'll be at a little of a drawback as a woodworker. however, for those who know the way to paintings with fractions, decimals, angles, and geometric shapes, you'll extend your functions within the store repeatedly over.
Don't fear if you've struggled with store math some time past. You carry the suggestions on your fingers. In those pages, you'll realize uncomplicated techniques for every little thing from including fractions and decimals to laying out ellipses, octagons, and different shapes that would extend your layout repertoire. You'll learn:* find out how to simply calculate the right kind volume of wooden and finishes you'll desire for tasks* tips to convert a furnishings picture right into a dimensional drawing* tips on how to regulate the rate of a desktop by means of combining the right kind sizes of pulleys, and many moreAdd all of it up, and it makes for a very good purchase in a store publication.

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Making the upp er rails The upper back rail has two short tenons that fit into the mortises at the tops of the back legs. These tenons do not get glued into place; the bolts on the lower back rail will hold them in. The upper back rail between the shoulders is exactly the same length as the lower back rail between the shoulders. The upper front rail is in. shorter, because it needs to slide freely up and down between the legs. Cut both of the rails to width. 2. Cut the upper front rail to in. less than the distance between the shoulders on the lower back rail (which should be equal to the distance between the front legs as well).

2. -in. hole about l Y2 in. deep. Repeat for the other end of the rail. The upper front rail is more complicated. The hole needs to be located so that the rail is centered on the leg and is about 1(6 in. down from the top when the pin is in place in the bottom of the shepherd's-hook groove. Take the scrap piece of front rail you saved earlier (or mill up a new piece exactly the same size) and hold it up in the proper location. Make sure it covers all of the hook groove. Trace the location onto the leg.

Cut the bottom of the panel square; then measure up and mark this distance at the center of the panel. Use the bottom edge of the other upper end rail to mark out the curve on the top of the panel. Measure up from the bottom at both sides of the panel to be sure the ends of the upper rail are equidistant from the bot­ tom before marking the curve. Cut to shape. 1. 3. Fit ting the p anel s Groove offset to left at bottom � Layers of tape t;; I Put at least one coat of finish on the panels before you glue up the end assemblies.

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