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The most up-to-date addition to Black Dog's best-selling knowledge and information sequence, this entire, all-in-one, easy-to-follow source, from the trustworthy specialists at Taunton Press, covers every little thing you want to find out about woodworking, from carving to development to finishes.

Woodworking knowledge & Know-How is the basic go-to ebook for each woodworking undertaking below the sunlight, from development kitchen cupboards to refinishing a deck. released within the comparable outsized, finished, profitable layout because the different books in Black Dog's knowledge and knowledge sequence, this booklet is prepared via issues reminiscent of sorts of wooden, development a Workshop, operating and completing wooden, layout and types, and Small and big initiatives.

Each part is extra damaged down into chapters that conceal particular talents, initiatives, and crafts for either the newbie and the complicated woodworker—Choosing Plywood, slicing Dovetails, development a Look-Inside Birdhouse, aid Carving, developing a vintage mattress, hand-held energy instruments, development a Cherry Chest of Drawers, Milling Lumber Four-Square, Fashioning a Shaker- sort Clock, and masses extra. Chapters characteristic step by step directions, and an appendix of crucial assets for offers, instruments, and fabrics can be incorporated. The textual content, sourced from Taunton Press's significant cache of initiatives and woodworking recommendation is relied on, attempted, and true.

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Understanding Wood Movement by Christian Becksvoort For centuries, granite has been quarried along the Maine coast. Way back in the woods behind my shop, on a granite outcropping, sit a few leftover slabs 10 in. thick by 2 ft. wide by 12 ft. long. The granite faces show a series of 1⁄2-in. holes drilled 12 in. to 18 in. apart. The old-timers would have driven dried wood into these holes, then walked down the row pouring water onto the wood. Eventually, the granite slabs would split apart. When wood cells absorb water, they swell and expand, and not even granite can stop it.

I remove the breadboard end and scribe a line along the edge of the holes closest to the end. Next, I elongate all but the center holes with a 3⁄8-in. rat-tail file. The farther from center, the longer the oval. For very dry wood (6% moisture content or less), elongate away from the center to allow the top to expand. For wet wood (12% moisture content or more), elongate toward the center to allow for shrinkage. Do not file beyond the scribe lines; doing so will relieve the pressure holding the breadboard to the table shoulder.

Two are dovetailed into the sides of the case; one slat in the front, and one in the back (flush with the back rabbet). Before gluing, I rout a dado to connect the front and back dovetails. Then I cut a mortise into each end of both dovetailed slats. I measure the length of the drawer runners and add the depth of the two mortises, minus 1⁄16 in. for dry wood, or minus 3⁄8 in. for damp wood. I glue the front slat into the dovetailed slots and then cut the tenons on the front-to-back runners. The front tenon is glued into the mortise, and the runner is forced into the connecting dado.

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