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By Percy W. Blandford

This booklet is a whole consultant to every little thing a woodworker must learn about operating with wooden. exact adequate to fulfill the skilled craftsman, but additionally written in language transparent and specific adequate to be an outstanding gain to the start woodworker besides. This e-book is without doubt one of the such a lot complete publications to a number of woodworking subject matters provided in one quantity. beginning with figuring out how wooden grows and the way to mill it, and all through the completing procedure, this e-book belongs above the workbench of each home made woodworker. This e-book, first released in 1976, stands the attempt of time and exact, authoritative and well timed to today.

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Join the shelf and the mid-section with glue and a simple butt joint, as the width of the areas being joined provides ample glue surface. Fasten the scrollwork into its rabbet Because it would have been difficult to wipe excess finish from the scrolled back while working around the five pegs, they were removed during finishing, then glued into place. with glue and several 3/4" no. 6 wood screws. You can turn the pegs on a lathe or cut them from a length of 1/4" walnut dowel available from Constantine's.

As you are laying out these boards, take care so that an air space (approximately 1") is left between the edges of the boards. Copyright 2004 Martian Auctions When that first layer of lumber has been positioned, place a second set of stickers across that layer directly above the first row of stickers. Then add a second layer of lumber, followed by another set of stickers and another layer of boards and so on until you have stickered all the green lumber. Professional driers often build these piles to a height of 12'-14', but I find that if the top of the pile is more than five or six feet above the ground, it becomes too difficult to get the lumber up and down.

The dovetail tenons are even more difficult to cut. I begin these by scoring lines which mark the shoulders on the faces of the 3/4"-thick legs. Then, crowding the teeth of a fine-toothed backsaw against the waste side of this line, I cut the shoulders. Complicating this process even further is the fact that the shoulders have to be undercut so that they form a sharp knifelike edge. This is necessary so the shoulders make tight contact with the round base. Maintaining an accurate alignment along the full 5 1/4" length of these shoulders is very tricky, but not as tricky as cutting the face of the dovetail.

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