By Andy Rae
Introducing a brand new woodworking sequence within the culture of Tage Frid...a sequence packed with crucial info required by way of woodworkers this day. For the 1st time ever, all of the concepts and methods essential to craft attractive issues from wooden were compiled into 3 finished volumes: the full Illustrated courses. hugely visible and written by way of woodworking's best craftsmen, those 3 titles -- furnishings & cupboard development, Shaping wooden, and Joinery -- will determine a brand new regular for store reference books.
The whole Illustrated advisor to furnishings & cupboard building is the last word reference paintings -- a image, step by step presentation of easy furniture-construction suggestions. specialist woodworker Andy Rae brings association, enthusiasm, and greater than 20 years' event to this crucial publication. Readers will gather a operating wisdom of woodworking fabrics, a better point of keep watch over over their paintings and instruments, and an figuring out of uncomplicated layout rules.
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Always keep a charged fire extinguisher on hand, just in case. During finishing, you’ll want to protect your lungs, skin, and clothes from harsh chemicals. Latex gloves, similar to those used by the medical profession, are inexpensive and keep your hands clean. An organic cartridge-type respirator worn over your mouth and nose will prevent fumes and other noxious vapors from reaching your lungs. And a shop apron helps preserve your favorite T-shirt or pants. Even more important than safety gear is reading about and understanding the finishes you use.
Press both pins firmly into the end grain to take a moisture-content reading. When laying out boards, it’s a good idea to figure in about 4 in. on each end for planer snipe caused by the shift in pressure of the rollers as the board exits the machine. [ TI P ] Buy or gather your lumber and store it in the shop well in advance of building a project. Stack and sticker the boards in a well-ventilated area and plan on waiting a few weeks for the wood to equalize with your shop’s environment before working it.
See “Working with the Grain” on p. 28. To minimize further warping caused by internal stresses in the wood, always take an even amount of wood from both sides of the Working Wood 25 SECTION 3 To avoid tearout on the thickness planer, always plane with the grain. Flip the board over after each pass to plane an equal amount from each side. To ensure a square edge, press down and against the fence. Edge jointing cuts should be limited to about 1 /16 in. maximum. Align the grain where you want it, such as parallel to an edge, by drawing a straight line.