By R. J. Decristoforo
Permit the "Dean of domestic Workshop Writers," R.J. DeCristoforo, assist you utilize your instruments and your workshop. The Jigs & furnishings Bible collects the final a number of years of his well known "Cris Cuts" column from the pages of Popular Woodworking journal and supplementations them with designated suggestions, tips and advice.
Through chapters reminiscent of "Put the Mortiser to Work" and "Know Your Band Saw," DeCristoforo provide you with a life of precious woodworking wisdom, including:
• an outline of the ten instruments that deserve an everlasting position on your shop
• the fundamentals of desk observed angles
• the simplest joints for each venture and material
• equipment for overcoming the consequences of warping
• 3 nice jigs on your desk observed that could reduce circles or even bowls
• recommendation for purchasing the simplest functionality from your band observed and jointer
• instructions for development your individual band observed and desk observed grasp jigs
• expert handsaw upkeep techniques
• the tips to making important and lovely modular furniture
• and lots more and plenty more!
DeCristoforo writes with a simplicity and directness that makes new recommendations transparent, whereas giving you jigs, courses and ideas to make your paintings more straightforward, more secure and extra exact. You'll discover ways to extend your energy tools' usefulness some distance past manufacturers' requisites and raise your woodworking to the extent of workmanship.
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A blade with a heavy set is able to turn tighter than a comparable blade with a very light set simply because the heavy blade makes a wider kerf, which allows more room for turning. ” When you move stock into a blade, you expect the blade to follow the pattern line. When it doesn’t (and you’ve correctly aligned your blade), the problem is RPS 2000-10-031B F&W-THE JIGS & FIXTURES BIBLE A-2540 175L C M Y K 57 PGS 38-69 8-9-48 9/20/08 4:14 AM Page 58 THE JIGS & FIXTURES BIBLE 58 1 The band saw is notable for cutting curves in thin or thick stock.
Work of any size — round or square — can be established with the jig. Variations are possible so long as you remember there is a critical relationship between the size of the work and the diameter of the blade. Kerf about 15" Typical taper guide (optional) About 6" Platform = 3⁄ 4" x 18" x 20" 35 COVING JIG Wing nut — peened on Overall size = 3⁄ 4" x 71⁄ 4" x 20" Detail A 3⁄ 8" threaded insert Lock nut 3" See detail A 11⁄ 4" x 11⁄ 2" x 18" Kerf centered — about 11" C/L To suit table slots — long enough to span table VARIATIONS — INSIDE CUTS C/L IN USE Guide to suit table slot long enough to span table C I R C L E S W I T H O U T A B A N D S AW The overhead jig, shown in the drawing titled “Coving Jig,” is for bowl shapes.
Note that the drill press table is tilted at a slight RPS 2000-10-031B F&W-THE JIGS & FIXTURES BIBLE A-2540 175L C M Y K PGS 38-69 8-9-48 9/20/08 4:09 AM Page 49 JOINTING WITH ACCURACY I use my custom-designed roller-type hold-down to keep the work down on the outfeed table when surface planing long stock. Bearings can be used in place of the wheels, which I salvaged from casters. 49 DIAGRAM 6 DISTORTIONS Then rip this edge DISHED True edge by jointing BAD EDGE Then make rip cut Joint this edge first High point WARP Then resaw this edge BOARD “IN WIND” Board rocks on this line Plane this surface first High point angle, which provides further insurance that only the edge of the cup will contact the knife.