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NO. 72

NOTES FRONt THE SHOP

Plus:
Ips
For Your Radial Arm Saw

$3.95

No. 72

EDITOR'S

December, 1990

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do you gd R pit..·., 01 w,.,d 10
bend in a g(·ntW.grru.'t:(uJ.,I1Ve?
It's a task thaI doesn't seem natural. Yet
lt's a 101easier than it looks - and a whole
101mc.sit·r.tu<,.
One or 11,,, mO$1 popular projects 1l,.1 involves bent wood is a hall tree [or hats and
coats, The I'.,.e.1 tlung about • hall I".., (.,
least (rom a woodworker', puinl of view) i.
thai it'sa progressivetessoa in how to make
bent wood laminations.
The legs are 3 simple L.·bend The Coal
hoo~'S gel a linlc more complicated .. ith Sbends. Then to hold the Shooks 10the posr,
you have 10 make a complete cirrle, a ring.
And 10 mal", the ring a liule more of a challenge. it's round in cross-seetion (3 rf'fl
shaped piece fonning a ring).
The basic process for making bent laou
nations is<impl,.: rip t.hinstripsof wood. and
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lor a mdlal lIml saw. This SlOPis actually a
damJllfut, attaches 10a fence. Irs simple.
bul,l \\o"",weaL Even if you don't have a
radial arm ...... you11find a dozen uses ror
thi~ "'"p/damp on other tools,
The otht-r damping device Is equally
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miter jig Ior a radial arm saw ••>\gain.it would
be ca,,110 mb,. bUI take a look at lt, All it is
b • pit'(;< 01wo<>d"ith a kerf io it and a
machine .....-.'" - no complicated mechank, BUI il "01ks great, \\1lh jusl a little im·
agination. Ihi, damp can be PUIto use all
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hear
fn'Qu,·ntl)· about 1I'",,,I.,,,ilh is," Idon't
know how you g"r' do it wilhoul advertis,n~. bUIkeep upth~ gooo work. •and don't
dUlI""1 Uf>wilh ad •."
glue them togl"_h~rIn a form. The1'Can'illot
The kr)' In making the whole thing work
of clamps, ctue is oozinJl 0111everywhere,
WllhbUIadVl'rtiSlnl( involvl's the business
and. in a "ford. it's a mess. Rut when the ghlt.· "'d.. 01 l,uhU,hlflSl - circulaiicn manageIllt1f.l ,"t· jol) (If .1 ,·jl"('Ul.l1ljun director is to
dries.you 've got a beautiiul bentlaminntion
01 course, 'here a r"" delail, thrown in hri'lJ.: ill I1l'W "i.ubS(_·riptiun~(\lsua1l}tby sendthere. The firsl one is how 10 rip thin. ,")II ing out din...1 mail packagcsi, and ICning
slstent strips of wood. 01 all uie problem'.
,,,.,..,111,"b,,-nll<:rs know when their subthis one appears to be the easiest. )'<1 I've ><ripllun is ~b"ut hl end (by sending out
l\'uc.,,\\111 nOlil'i"l!oo).
round it the most perplexing "'I ve,
I'V" lried • 101of methods 10 np ,trip<o!
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like
wood. It's l)Ue of the mOM ba.....il· w~k:-.in l\~l}(it£t;"(ltlt. thi~lilvolves nlailing out mil·
wooc1worJ..'ing. Ripping ,,'tl thin ....lfi~lis n(,t lions oj pi.....,.,.of mail earh YC:ll'.
Al l~a$l. Ihm's Ihe <;imple explanation.
100 bad. Hili rillJ)ing lots of Ihin "tri!",. an
'n\,,", ,san incrediblc3mount 01 detail. and
'·()"SIsl.ih(ly the- samc.' thh,'kn~,i~
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whnlllwl' lik.. 10 "all "numbel' crunching."
111e m~lhod I lik~ ~>I inv"lv,", • Vt'ry 111<' whol,. thing depend~ a great de<ll on
simpl~ addition 10 your lable <3W.Thenddi
compulers-and
we all know how screwed
lion is a <hopomadc msert plale with a .1)ln· up Ihings can gel with compuleN.
ler (sc.'C page 1). 'Illc oplill<'r ;')U,I d lillie
To handle all of this. and keepllsgrClWing
piece of wood lhal slkk, up rmm the 1,1"",. allh .. SMle lime. we arc fortunate 10 have a
bUI it m.k.-s a bigdifft'<eflcl'in the :\Cruroe) \'''')' talented person join uS as circulation
andcoflsislcnq' of ripcuh-.l1· Ii worth trying. dirt't:tor. ill Br<!deson.
Nt'w bark.., the halllr<'(.·.Althoulth it'~ Uz was ionnerly drculJltion direclor for
nUl a complkmed projo1:l ;1do,", lak.· a 101 f'a", 1111 lIulldyt)IUIL magazine (a 1.3 mi~
of time. Bendim! th" four S.hook,. (or ('x· lion circulation m(lJl'87.inc).and .4m;,rita>l
ampl •. tak .., ph..,.. Oil one ruml. Ynu ba .....lo H",.Jlh. both owned by R<,ad"r'~ Dill •.,.1 in
allow tim.. fur Ull'lllue 10dl)' on on.. pic"Ct! l'ewYork.
before you can move 10 nexl pie<-I'.
Liz ,..'as anxious 10 gel back 10 the mid·
Even if you doo', waru. LObuild the ball west. and liked the challenge or .....orking for
In.''l•• tb\.'tf!'s a gr('al deal of saU$raction in a magazine lbaLwas entirely dependenl on
making onc S-hook - ,"ven if It·s jusl 10 circulation. For my part, rm delighled 10
hang up )'our shop aproll.
work ",ilh someone .....ith Ill'S talent.
el" \IPS. There an'lWoc!amping devices
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in this issue Ihal are easy to miss. bUI are Wood~m;/ll.No.7.!. ",11 be mailed during
well worth inve,1iJr.lling .
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Contents
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Tipll Con/eli! alld lil'l'
gl'eCl I Iips! roll I/l'lloll'II'OI)(llIx)rJ.:f'l'S:
1) AeUllsiable Rolle)' Stand. 2) Router
Tuble PIl.~1tBlock'.• J) hllpl'ol'ed Teno»
Cnltillg./ig.J,) A ChipS/inge,'. i)) Sandpaper Files.

'rips & Techniques

1

1 Bent

Lamination

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Be'1/1Lamiuatiou

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ansu-er lots 'I}' quest lOllS Oil
belldiug thi« strip» of uood. EI'(,I'Y'

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Ihi 1If1/rolll "ho»: t IIirk "10 ..hou: m IIcit ".

IHall Tree

11101 Aaolnut
traditional
rorite, Ih I" sui id
Hall Treefeatures fourdisff!

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Iinctirr belli

lI'ood S·hook~. Besides flu!
Sshook«. the leg.~and the «ooden 1'; IIg
/)rodde d ifferent bendi Ilg choilecqe».

1 Laminated Ring
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11161 d~f!irtllt
JlIClkillfl laminated rillg is
Il.q it .~o1tlld$.AI/d tile same

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technique could
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[Shop
Notes
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11(11/Tree

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uiooden )('iled" .

11181 J)Problems.
Rub 11rtll.
SUI/ding Dr"
,i) Router Elise Plutcfor
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CuHil19 Circles. J,) ~roodPlugs.
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Fern Stand

11201 Fern
']'hebent «ood. leg~ oj litis qruceful
Slcl/lc/ reucceuted by (( tool uu I
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sI"ip .•andu-iched beuceeu oak strips.

ITalking Shop
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11241 flatsau»
If'e discuss the difference betweel(
and qututersaum l umber.

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PI us, /I'e luok at calipers and
ciam ping Iill/e.

ITools & Techniques

11261 Rtldicrl A.?'I."all': A Neu: Table Top,

IFence & Stop Block

11281 «ndu
A Rirop-IIIClde adjustable ao» block
lIew lVood!el/('1!puilliejilli.sh-

ISouraes

11311

touches

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OILr radial a 1'111 salc.

Harduure (Llld " roject eu pplie»
neededforthe projects in ihi« issue.
Fence t\:. Stop Block

No. 72

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A Felice Support Ledge, A Jlitel'
Jig, And A Safell! ffa ndle.

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talk about

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1I from slipping. ) . To do this. • Tips & Tee ques ADJUSTABLE ROLLER STAND . started by removing the U.. (This piecre .(the pedestal. pedestal. Position the dowel 3" in againSt the fence..'i<Jt: b) 7ft-long Sl()1 in bottom "fth. wiolh.~""111No.1 wanted 10 roin the ends 01 moved when routing thin stock. see r\l:. holes throul!h thl'dowd on both once in position. NOTE: IOUll STANDAtOM WOOOSMITH: No.'l both sides of tile! inner sleeve." dowels. 72 • .1" DOWEl I ' .. itcan belocked sides 01the pedestal and insert down with the wing IIUI. '. OIA.. screw a II-:!"· "ide by 8"·long strip of 31. an be re- -l . piece er scrap stock and a short Xext.."-thick Etfl-·'Yi·I..FROM FELLOW WOODWORKERS r-------------------------------------~. Now. I drilled '!ft" holes in both length 01dowel. lor more control I made the from edg<. 1. 2. see Fig." To make this push block. "U'~ INN" SllIV[ '.~ tfANDU ~¥ ) ... Then. is turned. 70 ROUTER TABLE PUSH BLOCK .taI. chor plate...Iowly I pinned il. '!'hen. III." -. ' P£O(STAL '-. <..ng it in position.(-'V4..'f .f 1'. rh No.---. Ix· threaded through the hole in To allow tlu-inner sleeve togo tho dowol and the hole ln the anupand down within Ihe pedestal... lor small h~ighl adjustments. \'i. Align the slut wilh the . drill It. short If.A"the do\\ el T" bold the dowel in position. lIlT Then.and sl." . stan \ bycuttingapicceof'l't' plywood SI! wide and 12" lonJ{..dju>t by adding a Iwighl sleeve. I er the push block. PIN <. refer 10 Fig.¥. PIA..'lt. Igluw a:I'. see Fig.to help keep the stock my routertabl e.. FinaUy.me to hold a PLYWQOO DOWn SlOP workpiece firnlly against t~e tront edge 01 the push block. .·will easily OIOVe in the side . ... 3S you tum the (!ow.HHI." holes me inner sj(. -ROPI.. I. Then Ii" it oif on Ut.' anchor plate.(' rope inside Ute pedestal I roller assembly and the inner also added a handle made from a cap front Lhe tal' of the stand. glue a strip of Loveusvitte..-l"·dianll.·"WJPE SWf .1 mad" the roller stand fea._- the pedestal." DOwn . to a110".." wood flush wiLh the froat edgeuf the block. 3""' DOW . ~. . . To do this.rk.b)" 2t1·wide plywoud anchor nired in "l't.'r Jim limld. 70C'b' across the bouem of thc'" inner ier 10 . but the problem from a piece of 3. I made a special push AlONG fa0t6 fOG! 1 2 block.yi.' ply. To solve the SC1U:W ADDmONAl STltIP problem.. I.'' rises within th~p<>GI".l. like an ('I e-vawr Now put the inner sleeve back The bask idea behind the sys. -+ s::::r":" £--4 . Fig. se. The rupetem is thai a rope r"st<'nedto the winds up around a :\!-t"-diamelec bottom or the inner SIN".1{ nnrrow pleces of wood on KeXl..) from the back edge of the push sandpaper along DIe front edge 101\. Also drill a To add the system to my roller holclhrough the dowel 10 attach stand. 31. see ~ill. a four loot length ul sides or llw pedestal down trom th~ lOP(·dge and centered rope! .tin was hulding them square dowel. Finally. winds dowel CUI th e <Iowd 10" lonl! up on a dowel suspended be.bm.. HAND HOLD W'1<. to provide a place to seJAAph 1'00t" cure the rope.d~ it through the holes in tween (he two sides of (he 1 CROSS SEcnON - .allach a push handle cut block.. .. After Irlu ..inside the pedestal... theinnersleeve . Next.. adjusunem system that works drill" hole to accept the rope.vilh a knot on one end can on it. CUl a W'o". I [NDNfAR -r-+--!-_~ CUI out a hand-hold..of the push block thicker.

olulions 10 problems.I use Ihe Stikil paper nOln'aUy ". So I t("('t~ lIlt" mCJtor ('\'('n '\. you could use lhi!\ opooshe the Illides... spacer and plant" a small amount of wood 0(( tbe side (If the spacer . lowa 5(1312.nl) Ience. \Vp"dlike you 10share those tips with other readers.uolfa pl.. This way it I. So (or the n" xt ('W i<.:nd Y(lur tip> (postmartedno lal~rlbanJanuary7..1).I.) Th. they've run into while working in their shop. I """.. unscrew the ~~~t."il}.e Stikil paper and cui along Ih. BUI the jill'. Til make il fit. W.l991) 10 Shop lip>.. tell us about it.__ • ~L1ny IVMd«mith readers ba''<' gn'31 .. ." • CLAMP ORGAHIJ:ER$ too tight. wide (cnl"'. _l·-IR. SIDE VIEW shaft.I.. I mad" my chip No...lJl'di~ P.. press Ihe wood handl" 01110 Ihe adhl'>'iv.Fig. I add " you can plane il fora perf. S" ifyou have " sp<-cialway In keep your damps organized.. 100.111 a I \~'! X 1 V2" spacer nI1ac)1t!(110 the inside (aCt'. r"......So tic cut~out (rom a coffee can lid.l've seen lend 10 drng ns they slide ale)llSt 11.1lpub6shthc best lips in UwApril 1991 issue o( IVrl(l(!.- .andpal'er foks in my shop for e.aabmlyco""" fmm widoninll the jig \\. l\'"I/io.aOwr drit's oul and of the g11de~.Illu:.-.• IMPROVED IENON . tbe fil on u)e rip it'ncl~1J1ay be cumNG flG This ume. Then 1<1 r.1in illYmuwr lable.iog. la. """ I·ill. 100.)l(~nIh. 7. I used 'It'!'l' round plastic furniture "fet'lor glides where the jig touches 1 t{NON --. more stock oft Iht spacer when JUSI make il wide enough 10 acit expands in humid weather.'1t "111nnue tn publish other Tips and Techniques. Ia. h'etlt'IX·J' A chip sling('r is a lf1"~thid Zel't!1.(.. it".()/Jle.'C1fil . we·. Contest.·f1"~'tyl'·a"ia Sll10T SANDPAPER TO -THfNTJt1M EDG£WfTH KNIFE 5 . commodate the nails on the back \I'ben tJl~w.. 1\'oIl(l~". the spacer during all S('a~)ll~I)r planing doesn't II('l~dto be II It'·wiele-.l/(lJ'iy 1~(J')i". tipsin eachcategory will be awarded ~ I~·ood.perfect fil bridge.I"/or. nUllhe). 72 DISK"" l'\otv: If you haw a wide fe-nce likt" a llieselllc)'er. and SIOring them takes lip a tol o( ~j)ace. saw.-. Continue tlli . 2200 Grand Ave •• Des Moines. Once the jil{ is asDuring assembly.. 100.. cam."('"thing (rom d"li· shank bit. I make 3 handl~oul of V~"ply· wood.. Ih.5.irsl. t. sel' Fig. see heavy fumiture slide over C"dJ'.tJI (.\V. looking (~r lips on how 10 organizectamps."gllt.."U""..procedure tenon CUlling jig on your teble until you jt~1a perfect fil. So Icarne up "it" n jiR" that's stable ami Illidc$ easil)' along my metal rip tenre. Duplkalc or very similar lips will be considered in the order we rceceive them. ()rt'!)Il)1 sidr D(lhe jig . IVhcn buildinglhcjig. in~id. Since your jig will I maintain tltit'.Apply sand· ing di<k cemenl 10 tllC handl" and Ihen cUllhe sandpaperto fil. Then.ed on Illy palm sander.'on th~back ofO. These the space r ~" «"I arc normally nailed inlo the above the boltom bottom of furniture legs 10 help edge of Ihe jill. UpIi! three ollitebe".. CUnlNG JIG the rip fence. later Then. la. L. Then screw lh~ spacer in placeand try the fit agruu..' '1"10"'" a bit wider than 1Ii!<~ essary $0 Icould get an exact fi.ru· Inr sandpaper.and pay upon publkauen $1510 $100 for these tiPS based on Ihe published I.. PlASIIC GllDU SPACER CHIP SLINGER SANDPAPER • Chi"" and dusl (eU down iIlto stinger slightl)' latger Ihan the lhe mOlor when 01)' rOul"r was hole in Ihe rouler lable so it pr()o nl<1ulll.lh lhe idea or a chip roul~r is~h"t off.. To inake Ihe fiI~.1 ripped bdng used.hal falls lhrough Ih. \ .. wr'lt ask (or tipson !1Olvinlr differ· entshop problems. I nailed the glides iutoplace cn both the spacer and th ." x .. . sec Fig 1 Slikil pap~r has adh""iveon the back and conlt"S in mils.. also help my jig won't drag on the sa"...Ih a knife.labl"jilt for cll(li~ tenons 311d htdf lap joints on my table saw. hole in the table. slinger to pr(H<:<:t the InOlor.mdlh (No.' table as jl'" fllide a1on!! Ih~ renee. f'l!ll "ollyl ('t{I' IU plywood di~k lhal fit~on 111~'rouler bit 1 A.1 ""'0("<1a . lrnil~nC\~or Vega "'Y$ICln.' UI' \\. 1."". rig. I installed sembled. ··TMlCK (Nole: t:or short PlYWOOD SUN<HR LARGtR THAN • I usc .. Woodsmlth 1 "(lIt ean nlake one with rf.Master Try Square.~()n sllinl beNf("en the spacf'rand \Il~ Gfl'slln III.duc. ROUTER TABU HOlf c-o:!t(>' ~dill~ jol)!'> ttl FILES shal"p\!ning pend Is.' ('dge of lhe handle \\. lit" exira ~ the spacer contraclS.' of the jig where il \""'_ _"'} touches the rip fence... ~-pinning disk b:liu~ tI\vay an~1hing. drag. Ctampscoru~inaJldiff~renl shapes and sizes..

Hardwoods usually bend beucr 'han softwood" but redwood. see Fig.using lots o( )!lueand lots ofclamps. see Fig. So if the straightest wain is on the face of the board. Using a push block. Check the piece with a squan. and do it safely.. 2. and ash bend the best. piece to the width of the finished strips (plus Vui' 10 allow for clean-up and shaping). Then the strips are pushed around the curves on the jig. The sloppy mess becomes an auracnve piece of wood . ~llli~ The process starts will. sec Fig. 3.(/ytoftheslriptohclpprevenlbreakage when bending.\Ic:m'GlWN. But some woods bend easier to tight curves without breaking. I'm 'W( SI<I'I'w/lalkllltl ~/ IltfxJdtl)lrse!"r nf!1 b4 . S1'RI:.TECHNIQUE WOODWORKING • Bent Lamination B QUESTION: WI".( . l.. TIlCD it's a matter of slarking all the strips together b'ke a sand. it's very di!ficultto break be- beingbent) cause the grain of each piece nJ11~am" tid the bouom of the -U·.'<ig(> oCthe board. Tho payo!i comes when you remove the damps and $I3r! scraping offlhe dried glue.th No.! . walnut. it will break on the sides. TI'is way. or woods like maple and birch which I. And there will be a weak SPOIwhere the grain runs 3('1'OSS the narrow face (from <><tgeto cdg~). Whalever kind or . (Some may break while and applying glue to each strip. and clamped every few inches. II's mESSY. (For more on wood grain. IUP FOR~'1'R-\JGlrrGIWN.1 It'ruinl! tlW'f 1/1/" . if you cui a piece of solid oak into a "L:" sbape. And the strips not only slide forward and back against themselves. CUlling curves frOID blanks Cr<!aI~S a 101of waste. the beuerh looks. There's more to bent laminaLionthan just appearance. it difficult to ""'" the joint lines when the pi('C(.. cutasmany strips as you11need plus several extras. 72 . cutting the strips is a two stepprecess.hey bend. This causes a variation in the thickness of the piece. To minimize color variation in the laminated pieces. Highly figured wood. RIl'PtNG.m. KEEP lS ORDER. If it runs horizontally. mallOjlllny. The challenge is that the wood strips don't really want to bend around the form. you can easily break it in IWO. Amoag the commonly availnble hardwoods. FllfPxampl .llu.1!Il' from a glue-encrusted form."W'dI'diog to v-c a ~uny bent piu:e of wood C!11I. If you laminate thin ~1ripsof oak Into the same shap e. This makv.av(' unpredictable grain patterns. It's strong as well as anractlvc.'SC'n1.raightestlmlin will appear on uie 0011('of • lhe strips. bUI Okay. set' opposue page.) Shop :-/otc: Often when ripping a board. if the straightest grain is on the <. it's nOI always 3 good idea.15('want tu slide lip and down. and cedar ron be used in bending projcclS. "1tile it would be much easier to make a curved piece by simply cuning it out of solid stock with a band saw or sabre saw.and joint it.? ent Lamination is a process of bending thin strips of wood .. first. but . Sometimes they will match SO wen. they . II?".'" are IIlued up.lly in the "U". And Ole rnoreh'scleaned.. oak. . it'. f Ctlt them on the table saw using a special shop-made insert with a splitter.. 2. When rippiag. the st. the goal is 10 keep the straightest grain on t1le. remember thai wood with grain Ihat runs in a falrlystraightline is best for bending around tighl curves..E!<GE. ""'I! To <'\II strips to a consistent thickness. To rip the strips.\ CH. often break before ." I}" a. set the fence so the distance between the fence and the blade equals the deslred thickness. see page 24. $TI(. just rip the strip< 10 the apprepriate thickness. wich and layiag the sandwich on its side in a bending jig.ttr/lou projvcf.bem to the perfecl shape. this sounds interest· like any woodworking technique.. ifnecessary. the lamination looks tike a piece of solid siock.tllllllU i. rip. it will break at the bouom. dillkult to keep it tight against the fence. cod lsused. TIleD turn lbat piece on its edge and resaw the strips with the straight grain up. 1 IRafGUlAA GRAIN ON fOOf • fIRST: RAP &lANK TO WIDTH Of' S11UP SECOND: ROT"ff8lANK~' " ANDUSAW 6 W"ru. However.t"I". If the grain runs "erur. ing. yellow pine. So as you wrcsde them into place the glue oozes out allover. someqncsrionscomewith the process.\u. arrange the stnps In the order they're cut off the board. crssnoss.lld / look/ur? QllliSI10N: Any wood will bend if lr's cui thin enough.ee fij!. ripping some thin strips of wood insert is made so there's no room on either side 01the blade for the strips 10 fall into the 5101.\.

the bearing riding on the originalln$ert.V32'" Ihick Slrip$ should <.aJ1<X\ t:ight .tril). I lake advaOlag . Sanding may round (he edgl'S and create dellTl'". ~1t. AIJGN FlNCf WJfH tOG( 0' ORtGINA. Yet a ~··Ihick .. 2.H wfult il Ih.'IL To tanksl' this in"".yI've found 10 cut them is 01\ a table saw with a "ZeTO clearance" insert piece 01stock 1(1the exact thickness of the saw blade ked. t ill" high (wide) and 3"long.. li.iul bent lanunatlon projec t is using wood strips tllal ha. 11I"n rouJ. afl<l put theln in the: jig ""/1.".. Til providl' a lip to Ille stock.lly.. but when Ihe strip i< only v.PtIITt1t SPllTTtR CUl TO fn SAWKUI IN PUC{ "" GWlf .trips lor the Hall Tree books .a.lftlley·reslJllwel..'!' and then run UWOlth rough II. ThccasiestiIJ\d <af~'>tw.Ia.FIlrmore nn dial calipers.$ht'd tllicknc"SS.. S('(' Talking Shop.lIeiore ripping )'our wood In iin. justlo:lt' of an inch I""".<!ual-l'. cut or glu."..' "aw m3J'ks. trim the new one '" sfulpe.. the blade <0 ilreduces ki<kI>Hckand binding on the back cdgf' of Ih. it can be difficulllO rip very thin pieces 10 a consisn-nt thickm .<'. Filtally.'<1 thin strips around a lorm thall a small JtUI~14 ber of "il(hU). I use the original 3. 3lld It-t Ihem dry. but there are some problems.. . a ternplate 5tartby tapingth"original in""rt w tI". page 25.illC:uttll!' . .... 11I..t(JII~f~/flll ~/"'I.. l~n.excess "./".'. witl. usc the bathlub.Il·ill. I like 10 lei the strips dry ovorDighL It's important tllal the slrips be dry when they'reglued up. bore a jO·di"". in the lruck· ness of Ihe ".'<Ige of Ih~ block. Takt' a SlriP"UI oftbewaterand gently try to bend it around Ihe lighestcurveon thl' jig. ~.. Bend th~m slowly nnd carefully.l/..• . bent ju"l fi. If il won'l bend . on' /tal'll til I. "4UIU'<' edges .. and then lIlue tbe splluer imo the slot. blad.ure Ih~ thkkJlb> orth~ Slal'k..'C1 on the bouom «Igl' "I I he block pushes b<JIi.".. make insert.! heel gel' torn up b)' the pu"" sawblade...IIried 1<1bend an \II.UYllhgn the r~Ilt:"wilh the e:dge 01 the original insert.>It ..n rip th.e F~m Stand on P3ile' 2O..T<ldo this.. spliner keeps the kerf open Ihe same width .. t~irk· ness is . you might be le...1. and a simple push block. Ihklln~ of th.inll·) The nm sWpislo cut the blade $10t. If possible.. The push block is made from an 11"·long pi. and it still won't bend wilhQul breaking.•tumt d th. Then I)lQU. When lhe wood strips are Oexibl~ pnoullh.. I..".tl IrltltQ. I use the thickest strip that will bcn~ around the ''''811('st radius in the jig.1 b.11(111' d» I((tn ~'I'(JU'it .'.'1'1.onlt~ ~trips OUI 1)1 ""rap sl()~k and mea. sec ~1g.. the II url'pi<'('" and the waste past the blade.triPS!l(' the l'<lgC<are squure and th. \\ 'ET IIl'SOrNG.<lopping and turning off Ih"."·thitk strip of walnut for a leg.. a "4" heel on the bottom . are blade marks in IIle fuceot tbe .l:(>r inst. mTO aorTOM or 01. etrip«be! (On?1 J .011 don't have a flush lrim hit.101..d n totl ~Idthrj.1.. It suaddles the saw blade >0 the h.. (If ). with aspllner.em oul of the sink... 4 1° lx4 PUSH &lOCK SAND fND TO A POINT GlUE . ilesrfor riJ)pinl[!bin strips is eXIA'nwly simp"'.sec Fig. To trim Ul<' new insert to the exact shape ~rth~ original. (lflheywon'l filinlhe sink. rip :. tIl!! new insert will lie flush ('tm'"'' Now the "riginal insert from your saw and trace Ih" outline of the insert onto ti't· blank. ". shake off lh<. of Ihe rael thai moist wood b~nd..~Mlreaslack Qil}'llln. IilUl'~lear3Ilfe on ~a~h side of the blade ilIOn the thin <lri]l'>C311tfall down into the bladp . Or.= IIf 2x4.."W insel1.snllj{ly in Ihe QP("I." 10 begin with.triP".. Theil ..a til). first resaw or plane a hardwood blank 10 tI".moreawkward 10giLle and then wrestle II large number of r~a1Il' ".• QUESI10N: Hull' Ih.101. No.Ot a flush trim bil in the rouler table ancl..l>on'L ·lbesaw .....cl<'r hole in the insert to make it easier to lilt out of'thetable. see Fig."3lt:r. take tI.' !he original insert in the saw t.. thicker 011. QllESflON: What 'f the .ion. 1t!tJ" is 25% or its thickness."uf Ih.. rOil l.~(·(I~U"I ('t·t'''~(l/t·l.mps.(' Fig.:". The insert on mYlablesaw has . rip the strips :. (lUllhtclamps on.lightly Ihick.~nd Ih('cnd that willbecloSt''' to the blade to a point..hlp '1exl.' oJ)<tniug in the saw SltAPL'IGTIW IILA. raLht*r than onp at a till'lt". First.1 gilir. II's oflen "trial and error approach \\'hile bullding lI.) Snaking time "aries with the wood and RIPPING THIN STRIPS One key 1(1a SUCCCl. put il back in the ""ler and "ail a wbile longer 11Ie h2"· thick wainul .. beltcrthan dry wood Soak th~ strips in L1pwatcr in Ih~ kitchensink..0(1( 7 .'3J1 UI)(: V~1')'thin strips.... I also use dial calipers to a~curatcly measut(' Ih('lhicknc%ol ."t'O]._ And.anI 10 make a Slrip any thin· ncr.. QUF~"ION: Tlu n . Once they're in position.<! a heel to thellJj) 01 the block. ""/1'1 1'iF)..mps? USlOga combination blade iosle'ttl o{ I( ripping blade will ~liminaw mally 01 th. it'. and il broke. the moislure wiU decrease the holdin/{ power of rhe glue and the workpi('(:c may delaminate.'1 i'~/? \I'hen J don't ".'" 31t from lilt' end o( Ihen..carcl1. 72 3 .'~n.". INSE.e planer 2 INSERT l _ FlUS'H T1tIM orr thickness..!h CUIIn within t ...~l'~"'l'"'i~/lr(!r! You \.. I(pi/'re I}'f M!/ht IJI'r~' "i'. shop.'. ". if you have a Ihirkn<·"" planer Ihal will planelhin stock. 'mE SPLl'I'ffiR.' rna}' nol """'m like much.mplecllO sand the strips bef"re YO!1glue Ihlffi' up..rk .'(~! • I-lt:'rt"\.• Fij(. Til makl! a 1 the ~pliuer rip" I[AfUNG RJD£S • OIUOlNAL PUSH BLOCK Of all lite push blocks in the lI'aCJ!/smit). youcantam the bloekoverand use tlw otber side when the fir'. I"placl. there's a 101or waste by all the saw kerf s.· oUllill<. So check the strips every ten minut<'S or so to _ how flexible they nre. 13~addin . the one that II:Ork."iform..and or file the iose" until il fit. ndare uniform in thickness. ""$t~T \\'CJ'i" rt"a(ly to bend aftf"r soaking 20 minliles • in roonl ten1peraturl'" water.. SHOULD YOU SAND? After ripping the strips to thickn~ss.round Ihe lorm. n~w inscrt hlank wilh doublc·>ided carpet tape.

.ill be in contact with the workpi". Canl!. A strap applies even wood isequally strong in alldirection •.. bontaround.:811be a I)iect! of wuO(1 Will. rwd. use larger damps Then. since They hold th~ strips againsi ihe inner Iorms must be square to tho' table and in tine wirh lh~y require 3notl"'r block on Ul<'jig 10 and distribute the press ure of the clamps. wrapl". Since lite grain Sand down allY I.'lal bur stoek. but I (ound that C-clamps are the it. well. the jiln' ShO"'" in this issue. BUI they're another srreng' the thickne>~ of the Strips. remember they ex~n that thcwnodstripsa . 11rh. see Fig. . strips don't have spray adhesive or rubber ccto be planed afterword s. but it helps the paraffin penetrale Ih~ pnn the bendilll! piec~ and the Slrips. tion.>dalill'd tool ill the QlJE&110N:V(J} Iw(da totoJd(""p""r ~p"{'lal toots to »IMr (I hpII( /nminntrol1! '''1' .e. rub un a mension tn.nce 01 the up dllht with a winr. \ a band saw or sabre saw.when all the I pieces are cut.>-das the canl is tum("<I FOR.. I make sure the surfaces th.\ror"' process is a bending jig .'l rt'Colnsive allt'malivQ lO C-clamps. / on how cornplcx nr large the project is..t()lI11 v.. ..saw to cut lite Lltinstrips. I U~ a hair dryer up right on Ihe other end. bridgl' across the Inner (orms.. Youll need only a place o( a clamp.They To ket·p the I!luc trom sticking.mallllOim..> b"<e nicely designed and carelully ron~Cl{'d or !INSin the way ofthe C-('lamphandl"s.'.()more (orms.72 • .lh. Th(·)t can bt Ihe C-clamps willi half·lums ~in('t' th.Then cut the plywood wiLit onh ._ FiJ!. I uS(' mof<' pres. marring the workpiece. Check thai the clamps are big enough to G\lfAWAY lASE . for the damp'. and U'M sand to the line with a disk or drum sander. Stan Several. r"'P.toO big.()uwant the daml"'lo 'to on quickly.'ts to 11 ~.) 1 11<'1 a srnoorh .'11 to within Vl6" of the pencil fine.<'W()rk. Then:an'lwo part<ro the (umt~. do a "dry "In" 10test the jig. il d. Thl' mend waxinglhe form.J>()ts <.use them with. but watch out fnrvoids.e (anl$.e jig fuUsb (rom penelraLinJ. when' the (orm rOlllact< Ihe lamin'led this wa.)! along !b~0111· wood (orm without breaking lt.5.'r.lI.u-al' get. SCI there are no row some from" friend.t bcndingjig.-d com. 1.. The most clamps you'll need at anyone tim!' for the projects in this issue is. though Thl'n it bends around a curve and is pulled it'smore Iik.u1 gillt' >Iickinllln the jig'.xingsttp ~rwecn cach usc.or glue a enough cut with a combination 4 pauern onto the plywood with blad e thar lh. Particleb()ard a1:.-mAl'S.~.trip".. for gaps. Rub the paraffin orwnxonal!surfaccs Illat One end 01 a strap is fixed to the base.off. In IhlS situation.Slrapscan be made (rolnl pieces o( metal plumber's strap or thin di. SC<' Fi!!. inexJ*n· :'iotC': Thcr("s ont' tim . iabh..and that's made in tilt' shop.ind up li~hleninJ! ."lOaM -Offsn PlVOTP¢CNT Woodsntim lOO$( IUX1C III'NT sm.'0\" round.. In some cases 111uSC'a wedg<' in Let's start with the tools.£. .To gel a .n"". C. Aretl« rc UIIUtl'ft~rllati.d around WEOGES.trips.X.(sudlasCI)X)..lywood and ~Iimlnales any .' inner "'axed paper III lin. try 10bor.'UIl' limn you mil!ht expl-'<'1.-_pas.. bUIwhfn you'"..c1uo·' U$C'wax on Ihp thingi<th31 thcpivOI puini bt.llyou're n()llt"in!! to se<'ms lik~ a . of u.. 10 thebast' Finally.tor(. 6. lay them out in posaion On the base. curve and h~II)Spre. The ment. QF£STION: I rlOII" har« that manu "wedge" against.. You could use a lower l!rad(' plywood 'id. screw the inner C-elo U~P$" II(II'fn r rLn l1i[l$I QUESTION: HOII' mv.'h. and uwy can bea combination o( Cclamps and small bar clamps. Jinishl>dlamination.s . block or a pad 10keep from forms and ih€" outer forms. Buill arc avnilablc can weaken t11~form Ilr('rr:'tr a rough l'1l$.rial. form. downsize the forms or el« mps.e}' (. .' J \voultll. and Ihe strip.\~.. 7 There isn't al.p /wlldlllg jig.I used A·C(inrerior grade) plywood to build Then pu( on the damps and check.-""'c than .!txxi.<. Th..hap<'son the plywocel.mootb .'oalof J). 11le impurtllnt ~!1di!111alltho<c glul11l1P."S. If they aren't. 'I"e . '''<a> <0111>< No.round the lamination ailer gluing. So ifyou don't have enough. The outer forms arc not attached..trips. 111\.}.ill p".~nd.ttouch the strips an' smooth.!P heavy coal 01 paraffin or paste W3. I like to . and the Oilier forms. ~tar1by rut· 10 melt il into lh~ iorm.. inner forms are usually anachvd to the base.and or dr<ln up thl' fact'.igh 1.. JfY 'x n utiJi.'e.: nutor a wrench.'J~U't 'lit glllr !frick '1) fhr pressure all around th.~~=--. ISSE~mLY. is to use metal straps.To 111akc.inl~de) the. A 101 Qt "ESTlOX: I'. ply· W\I" between forms and the ... A bolt go•• Ihe pl)'wood. ~. To make the funns. way..)'{I way 10hold tbe strips in place. Ai.. Just make il big enough to SUI>.An altemative 10using Cclamps switches direction irom lay"r UJ layer.. S('. fnrm.. ba~ i!:..them.' the form. 'I"is <tep isn't eS$en· through rhr free end of Ihe strap and then Ihrough a fixed block.So 4.(the wood on the If you u. lay nul Lh~ the fence. 6. Fig.' i.ir(_? easiest and most versatile way to do laminaby genlly ~ndillK dry strips into (he form.p.t----= (l.(' (fur 1111'U:J11 Trw ring). P"'le wax and paraffin ".."'cm the pre$$\u'e is applit. ')('~I' 5 6 CAMS • 7 ffXlD -S"ffitIPS • . pulled linl! a base. of your fini"h~ li.adp! What mnlr. 111t'forms are the pan. (The blad~ ways enough room to USC' wedges.elyto break under pr".01 clamping pressure can be I)UI an a ply· vl'lIl U'" strips (rom 'lJliuiJ. see Fig.:.I rtpeat at hardware :.<. are anotllt!r J.raffin.II1 .·s.

/lry 11'"1""'11 nut coward each end wrapping lhe strips buck to its urlyitluJ ~/IU'JtaJlerpitcI llll! around the curves. BUIif gnps and how much working lime they pro. use white glue.ef' ") (/~'ll! glu~ . the .'lDdingh also "good way to remove the nloislure in the glue can'l escape on three slack tllcm like you're making a sandwich. bt. I feed the workpiec~ bctVoeen a drum strips (orthe moislure 10 gel Oul. QUESTION: 1I'''l!r'~ Ih' bPSI pm"f'II/II'P for ~Ja"'l}i UtI tJ(tt :"fri~? lim.pring back isuormal..l)r..tor example...'35<1. Tightening it ill'l takes <om!' experimentation. A However.'d . There's 0" keep them from formula (or how milch to . I tllf gl.r. Itlll'i~ quite a.gcr l41 set-up..useahammertotap When laminating a piece with more enough .t' *t "I)X! lit' r. IaSIof lh~ glue For those pit'Ccs thai have 'n.yzlero 1I(/IJwll 'it. Ius<' a paint SCJdpef to gel the ''lOr'S{ of rut' Al'rLYl~GruE GUrEoTu apply the glue.·l" l('il!f Hf)(lk. I~ar of! tip to thcwidth of the strips.uip> around the QUESTION: lI'Iml kimia/ylll' .• • Ql-ESTION: Willih.took more than 10add any rnoisiurc 10the strips. the S. Small tamlnated proiects "ill nommlly have When you start very Iiltle spring back. the work- ". lt's easier to remove the glue now than later.ou'r(' resias you bend the stackarouud the curve s. j\:s )'OU brush the glue onto the strips. QUESTION: Ho« /(".g dOt. so II'saguoo 111". lS APPUEO • APPL. If riorates r3llidly.en pick up the Slack and lay il on ilSside sid~s. so }'{)U \\'OJ' 'I (l"el re-adjust Ihe pesiiien o! a clamp or add tht:re is less pressure 10 spring back.(({ "I . carefully. \\'heo Iremove resorcinol glue or epoxy. "JJnll 1//<1191 h"lf a 1201. The base and bending (orms are l. in then remove Bent lamination uses lOIS ofglue. and stan cleaning it up.Vt. You'll have' to experiment to dcterrninc 10wipe offa lototthe glue that hasoozed OUI.Y THIN lAYER Of GiVE ONE SLOEONLY >J".~rushed. just pUI springbac:k ina laminated piece.·."s (III t:.!(. Yes.contact with each other.'il>! II(/If! (If) IjIJII !If "I -1'/III...The pmcessisinvolved.'slotsof glue and nol )'ou use • block plane.:~~tlli('k1(1fl/'lll/xt.• ee ~·ig. concerned that yellow glut· won't provide T 0 keeptheedgesflush.!(}(c..' damps 0« in 10 10 30 minules. in.tt'l iglll {~ tl. 'hI! I.l3efore the glue starts 10set up.ol'. make a fine ''Ill tu spread it on cmly one side of eactt striP.so have several on hand. (Nmc: comes later._·takes h)t. but ildel~ a panel.and then move spring back 10Ih. I do it slo\\'I)'. small amount of.' process is very differenl from gluing up some cdg(·s.'. Mil. For 3 project that will be outdoors. see much ./(tp {(. grndualt'llIVe>.ir . They're water. 'IVIU 109<1 the Fern Stand.. such as the rem Sland legs. usually more than you expect.v. it's ah.o ju.-q if/Itt fffflf 11." small g'dPS 10 some extent and dry quickly.. a liul. and check (or delamination. Some ohhe strips "ill s1io~up above the U$ehlt!f the curve the w£"ater the pressure Ifthe projc<1has a 101o( "rips and ). avoid tear oul.'d IfP iilit' (t prets« l. I'clur the glut into a $malt cupordi~h.L PfClSS r Atlt 9 .hape the forms.~/t'. Walch the CUIVC'S proof and will stand up 10 the weather.ture. moving.. .'lIt. 7~ ClAMP OUfOf BlOCK TO Orll.d r)""r· for the projects in this issue.xed. I'll remove the clamps a(ltr six hours.leavlng only Ihe expo.) bending the glued· up ..'. another one. epoxies differ in how wen they fill CU:'\. bUI (noljust sel·uP) 10r('sisl the strips' desire 10 it's prel1Ylogical. reshapethe enough damp presforms b)' tightening the curves enough to sure on Ihe suips to make up (or the spring back.\\'bile il may be trickY Slmclamping in the lDiddle.AM1'S. TIle (oam brush TI. $0 l leave the clamps on (j"<mighl.. Once the snips arein the bending jig. It's hard and reJno\'in~ the excess may shorten d.ed edge oftl •• table.. 'Yll. 8.And roclose anvgaps... il IIlkf Ji.~lll~ shape. can be wash(-d Oulafi('r each use. wlI". And the and a lillIe me"". The glue needs 1<1 bt' completely dl)' tONlU s.. The legs for Don't use a wei towel thQugh.I np r. \\1'tit(' them down.'<1 IiIL'oolld Wooo <OIue(a yell.'l'lldual curves and will fit on my drill press in Ihe fonn. BUIwb~n a low angl~ block plane or a sanding drum.Uf .)rking lime. what you need. clarupsand wauarleastacouplemore hours.J_( rushed. ". I!you fWdthat there's 100 much AI first. I re-lighlcil all the the damps.. things can gel a little tense and Il.\w glue) idea 10 have a friend If'(Jtx/ ClIft I.use adrypaper towelor small piece of wood Ihe strips start 10 separate• re-tighten the viele.9.ril. glu. Bul don'l try 10get 00\\<1110bar~ us(! au illexpt·n$lVe foam bnJsh and uinl Lbe" w(lod with ~teSCralleJ'Qr you IDa). 100..-ood In soak up tIte mois. Th~'1(. You don 'I want QUE!:>'TION: 11'/1(11'.tplaiu (w•• Hthings stay place. pi•xe.1 8 10 SAND 10 UNlfORM tHlCKNlSS $TA(l( snIPS AS GJ. I usc a \\'hen I'm sure that all the strips are in REMOVL'IG TIlE Cl.. 10predict just how much you 11need.. see Fig. clamps and even out the pressure. Other yellow near b)' 10>'UPI>I)'a Ilig/lt ".'wuM/ curves. rcquin' longer drying labl~.. (aliphatic) glueswill also work since they fill "third hand. bUIit is ing time by exposing the edges ofthe strips.an(1 laminating slrip'.\·l p. bottle. So make sure you have plenty ofglue before you start. \I'hen gluing up a pando Ilak~ the To rcmov('lhe rcsl oftlw glue 1use cithc. sander and a guide block clamlX-d 10 the 1ighl('r curvt..IU..

.)..a hall treewuh its disrmctive curled hooks.:.made jigs.' .." • (1) 3"Ion9 Iiogebol1 • (0) No 8 x 2' not' heaO\'Joodscrsws • (8) WoIrnJtovolheod plugs • (8)No 6. ~ . a dlffcrt'nl bending .. a. and has 3 bends \\·('JI." And whenever I think of bending wood. Sources un ""1« 31.t"-to cover l~l"" flathead . t' !.l E 'I.haP<"i hook.HEIRLOOM PROJECT • Hall Tree This hall tree offers three differenr bending challenges .(. E IS very tim. ''1lrt'" In Iho 110<1with brassovalhead screw s. I No... :v..~O'STRlcnox I soon 10Wld out this project requJtt>s it bit Clf patience 10 glue up Ih(' IlIn'.) Tung 00l ~. And the riog i.."" ."" 6O.»(32) B Hoo~ Stri.48' $heet or ~. "" I ad.'"() ~x ~.. "".) iog.5 act. ~.I decided to than the other two. I "" .ill the leg holt'S.l!'~ o IlingStOtlerSlnp(1) E RlngSlfI. have I"" h<:nd. couple vI coals 01rung oil to protion technique'!'>on paJr"t' 6 and ~I duct a soh luster.'.. in.12x~. laminated I1NLSIl. a classic proj.o~ : B :_g_ .11ll1ll rye wanted 1(1 build comesto mind..' Fn wOOd$C1eW$ CUnlNG • (nAB' ". Prciect Sttpplir:l.:1 Sll."tnl(.» elOl '1'.y.' curved parts are made.. selected I walnut b~C3USt..a silnple L~bend..I>'3O '1'.. For thl s project.·24 SUPPLIES • 7 6 Bel H 01.the'< WO'r)tII JC hQodWOQd!CISWS • (llconol .l fT: =m· !~. (\\'e\.:... lit. 110" • (' pin. parts in Iht' halltree. a more comphcored S~bend.-~• . I have on page 16.: It slTt)n. COl' • (6) No 8.· bcndiug~".12. I'." • 7fT 12 pOs!8WOX DIAGRAM 5'.. I i7ZZiZdJ J -.1'.t1. "' .' bern paris . Once Ill.'nj(' WC)()IJ. bending a full circle. pi'-'<X' 01 special aruclc on h<:ndinJ( nnzs bentwood funutun-... MATERIALS !BENDING JIGS WOOD PARTS A Leg SuI.'t.'l'h offe"..30 C POSl (I) 1'.g. and Ille ring.~xI\.dlo dowel rt. (3('QuSt: of Ille curved using a slightly dif(ereOIIJrOCt. ". and to top it off.S!are :. All you need a few shop. Ih.It i I F "act 10 '1 n t A . (~"tH'Nt~"t.lUll and Iry Iv ligun' vUI how il was mad..l<plywood • (1) 6' length 'lI.is lr3onional elegance 1llRD\\ '\RJo:.9.lh!00SCi8W1 • (8) No 8 x ll'. I wiped on a eluded an article on belli lam in.the legs.there's not a 101 uework toassemble the han tre" The ~h(l(J"'"Sand ria. 4'. and a linle rime. and are more l'hall.' ~60" A E ~ •• . C.60· {1. 3'".l<<m0ll<.. 72 • . I .' ~ books. I also used walnut pluJ..cr(~"".) . is uffonos: L1w walnm plus:> and Ihe patterns (urlb.'hallenj(" The k-gs require a slnglo bend and are the simplest to make The ~." .) 10 ....» (20) hz.. USt' a wipe-on finish.

(For more on making this jig. Then. CclNSTRI'cnl)S ~0'11lS..".. .Qff CUT PAftTS 'R"'" '0" l . a fixed form.YWOOD 2'" cut.one (near the end oj the pressure block) actsas a pivol pin. and SCrewthe jig together.lI. Although ihe S.cliun..- fOR PIlOT MOl.. sand 10 the pattern Ii"es. UN' 2 HQUS .. hook jig squeezes siripstogether like the leg jig. 1 S(IItEWRING MARK fOUjt fOUAU.r patterns and detailed instn. I .' .. on.."·1MICk PlYWOOD • 13" 1. you may want 10 order the jllll·xi.~ntIQt . 3.. it consists u( a simple ring· sh. N~xl.O(fCAa." UN' . ~'t'page 31. andcut thepiecesto NJUUll shape.. it'sdiffcrenl in a ncmber ofways..And the other set shows the screw hole positions for mountJng lite Shooks.) N\. •• WlOIE SlQTfOa STARTtR STRIP 2.. from W""dxlllilll Prujlrl SUNlli .. see fig. Th.Pl'" term thal'S mounted onto a square base. sec Fig..lOING fCNtM ANl)PJtl$WlI tI. RlSI) ""'''I)INGJI( ••The ring bendingjig is compl~lely different from the other IWO. I.. 111e pivoting form also uSA..o1tM . II . There are also two sets of marks on the bendiog jig ..-. see Fig...----.Y·SPACIO POINTS ON FOAM ~OAA\10 rME -- -'-1. And it uses IWO whistle-shaped bending forms -Ihe larger one is fixed 10the base while the smaller one acts as both a pivoting lonn and a pressure block. . the next step is 10 draw afull-size paperpanern ofthejig shown in Fig.Instead o( relying on one pressure block il uses 5\'e smaller curved pressure blocks. remove both pieces. Afler the rwo pieces of pi)" wood an' glued logf'lhrr. then pivots back so tlte)' can hi! tij!htlyclrunped in place. I .otA. I. -. . -\14" boh located euhe center D(Ib" pivoting form allows room 10 drill holes for C-clamps..Thecndsof till' fixed fonn also act as <:lIl-off lines for lrimming the legs 10 their finished lellgih once they're glued up.The fixed (0011 and pr..( the pressure block) holds the pressure block inposition uutilclampscanbe applied.'Sa pin lik"lIte leg jig. S·HOOK lIESDL"G JI(.(lOOATION$ _ ""---\'(/oodsrmth . rOk ClAMPS HOOK flX£D S" . pivoting fonn swings out and allows ihe strips 10be inserted. Instead....1(~and S(.. S"" '"1\.Th c. CIJr.".) lEG BESI)INGJIC. ··lHlCi( PlYWOOD CURV(O PJtlS5URf BlOCKS . see Fig. 11. 4-13" r- IENOlflm r TO lASE I CIJI P.The leg bcndin)!jill consiSlsohhrec pi. sec Fig.one sel shows where the shooks will betrimmed • 10 size. 2....0"'" MOll LOCATION .t.. It doesn't have any pivotinKparts or pressure blocks. The fixed (unn is attached 10 Ihe base bUI the pressure block piv.01 HOtf lOCA1K)N5 fOR HOOl(S RING BENDING JIG . base.Then glue this pattern 10 the plywood. damp the pieces 10 the base and drill ~'•• holes for IwO dowels .utS FROM 2l.'f'('\\'111f>fix~ form' 10 Ihe 00"'....e..." carriaze boll with the threads CUi uUinstcad of a-l'1" dowel.- 'lOCKS ----- ----J6'"- 3 -IAS( RING fOltM PII.Afl~r the holes are drilled.~ lONG ___ S(t. bUIthis time I used a v. and n Ilivutinll P"""Uf(! block.-· CUT"'« PlVonNG CURVED UNl: PRESSURE . BENDING JIG .mt(k Pi.AYERS OF lI. The pressure blocknnd fixed form operate much like a hamburger press 10squeeze the strips rogeilicr. clri1l11i1"ll1. Allhou)!h we're shuwing drawings(or tIwsejigs on this page. see P3II" 16.. CUT-off LEG BENDING JIG s· NOTE: 0 UN' • -- .. dowel. tOl'(STRl'cnON NOTES.. PRUSUR£ "lOCK PtVOTDOWEL _M SOlOW 61. and t11~other (near Ihe inside cdJ(.. sec Fig.sure block (or the leg bending jig are made by gluinillogether a double layer of :JI4" plywood. I.• • BENDING JIGS I started work on the hall tree bybuildingthe three bending jigs. 2.... (Nol~: Layillj!our these jigs may be the most difficult pan of this whole pruj""I. ... Cut PARTS fROM~.:. SCk!W.

trill'> [or the legs..S. You Fig. Once all four I"R$ ar. Each Ictg is a generous coal of pa-:. glued up. don't round over the bonum t'()ge.rl$ of each I(>gwith a :~t\"round-over bit in the: roult:f wble. apply them 1"wide. see ~ig.". see Fig..!!lwlljtthe strips to.OC1C .'a tig. see p.) rssr rrrns«.I sand. of the legs 10 a ¥. heavy loads (such as winter than applying filler later. GU ~:IPI.. TASU: 12 • ._u!/r. Before . APP\. and remove the gether.ASt- . and check fora bj!hl fiL began work on dIe four !logs. a 10lal of 32 Now close the pressure block and lock it strips. S<'C (This will give you a lotal of 33 strips.. " drill biL Then.' 1. Then. I d••rided 10 make you're satisfied with the fil. ORlU. 9. 6. 6.". SCRAP a&.". thl')' need to be trimmed. rip eleven apply an even coat of gill. set each I"l( back in the Ix>ndinl!jig and mark the locations 10trim to length. n11i. "an be strip.FIrSt..MOI~'nX(i noiss. Then clean up the jig by rech. (A) are cut from :\ .. Finally.'.block about every 4" to 5". Sec ~il!~. 00 .!(sis io drill two counterbored lllounti"1Ihoi. Aflcr the legs have been trimmed 10 length.. out and damp strips 10the ('nd of the block. :\otc: ("\ny imperfecticns on The fir>t swp is 10 rip th< th(' jig will translate intu gap. Next. 5. test fitting the bending jig.1h of30"3nd afinished cne stde oteach legstrip Then I width of H~'.. The log ing jig is waxed.:g$IOa unifonn ~. the jig. apply clamps across the form and pressure any of the strips twist Orbend. 4.:k same procedure to KJUt.0--' HAIMWl J01AP STRlP$ FLUSHAT fOP BtFOIl£ ~GHJIN'Na." radius. the I~g. sovxn O''ER EllGF. and it from the jig.lNSlJIT DOWn TO TEMPORARJl.Y P1lUSURI StoCk LOCK IN PlACE Non: USE A. helps keep the strips aligned..for a lotal strips from Slicking to the forms. legs.AMPS NOY 4TO S· AND RtMOVf DOWtL IN t.s.. 5... The linal slep in making the I<. see Fig.see if there an. I.Iability. thickness o[:¥. This involves Aflcrthc leg has dried <lv('might.D. there's one more important >lepdowel. h'sbenerto the Ic~sfrom bowing under SJ)<'IlU exira lin1<' sanding nQW. I used a f031l1 brush to thick stock in IWO SI(·PS.. mark any areas where there are gal>:.'g" 18. remove placing the strips in the Ix>lldillgjig. moving an)' glue with a chisel.~the remainim. cut eath 1"1(10 its finished lellj. resaw each of these Slacked ~'Cstrips and damped them 10the blanksimo three h2"·tbickstrips. usc th. scrape off any excess glue and handsee rtg.p the larmnated parts. in each leg.LEGS 4 I After complcling !he jij('S. but vou mal want te cut extra incase in position with the dowel. This helps prevent theeach :V12"-thick .) need eighl strips [or each Icg. onto blanks (oaNugh lenl. Before you trim block dosed and insert the locking dowel. see Fig. UM.'th. Once coals). Tht-n.~Inyvariations in thickness. 7."-dcepcuunterborc with a . of lite l~g>.· ~~"'t 5 ClAMP AND Glut liGHT stlUPS TO STIAWlHf SKtlON 6 aa. straighl section of the pressure block.'. swing the pressure bl.' To check fit. To do thi" first drill a ~. the edges can be rounded QVt'T_ I routed the top . To k. SWlNG PIt(SSUltfc Of' PRl:SSU1U "SlOCK a.YC<I. use a ~c"drill bit to drill the -hank hole 7 'UtST. see Fig.E(.J . xow..ClAMPS a. NOTE: ~•• ROUN.111. re. Ii necessary.. sa.ckingforgaps.drum sander and a rub block 10 thickness tl.Aflerthebcnd· CUT S1·RII'S. clampacross the IOml:iUJ1(1 plane each leg loa finished widthotl". Rlul'tl. '1'1<1\11£'.. \It"Xl.oVER ON lOP tDGlS ONLY FlU (ND ro )aROUND'oOV'bt ROUT~l" ON ROUTt.oc~PAST HOlt sand Ih.t~wax to glued 1111 from eight strips.. disassemble the jig. Then swing the prcssore "1'. 111[>. \UIC: For .Then..111"n. I THlN. 1used a file to round over tht' lOP' 11(/. >rt' fig..

-ther I" Iorm I each of Ihe (otlr S-hook. ~IVOl CLAMP PAUSURt _/ ~ sa Rxr . 1:1.honks are made with .. NlI'r lilt' I·dges vent the strips from brC3¥ing on the tight side of each strip. I used a quarter 10 radius bends oflh~ bending forms... night....lust like the legs... (! hand plane Ihl' Shooks to a uniform width. LOCKS 1M PlACE BASt IIOUT£l or- SCUW 1101. TRACt RAOfUS ONTOfNOS ! 15 LotAn MOUNTlNG HOW 'IOMIMAKS ONIENOLNG JtG 111."·JHICJC TE~Trrrnsc.. Now that tilt's.m it from Insing ils lint 20 STRIPS ':..' pivotarm and thefixed form.'hook wilh a hand saw or a band saw live_ . ~ow !hOI the bending die! this t))' mounting a ~'l'itlround-over bit in """KESD' 1t(0)"S.\f'f'r t'l'ltl()ving a ~l of strip'" frUI'Il thr 11 CLAMP 'Ino FOAA\ .'lCkthe strips and are routed. ~ "- NOn: SOAK STtuPS 30 MiNUTU IN WAltR IErolt£'Wn 13 .. Then. "":3 SHANK- MOll Nv.:It'. I L Nexi.lipl>~d rubber <. .. on til<' bending jig and mark them.E.NG.ol>the remaining sers ef strips. To complete the S-hooks.... ".."_-' IWO blank. Fig. This helps pre. but they're only <N 10p.it flu. counler<ink the 311d \\('t brnd 111(' r('lnaininJ.. :.15. just as when wet.a'(tllk. Ienee to produce l-.. see Fig.'lOt :o.' s... ••" thick. To locate the holes.." sel or strips about . ol """ I'il(. CUT·OfF UN' . see Mit.! strips in *t. the [our:-' bending fig.) N~<t.\I S-HOOKS.. will . for this. v I"ig. HOOK . Tll.. ItU back and fine tune tile bendpieces. the edges ofthe forms. 12. bandsover the bent ends ofeach "'--lL!:.. S('~ ~ig. I b'lIan by CUlling necessary until a tight fit is L-_--". it's time l() a. place five strips at bending the Shooks. round tlw ends o( each S-hOtlk damp them in the form. /' (·damp.. J... TRJ. set the rip the bending jig and apply. To do this.M AND PNOT ARM ':>_: r 0 .~..ho"k~. laminated lox. After the Shooks arc the Shook to the post.\. !'hen <"ak and mark Ihe ('\11-0« 1000'llHon$at the ~lIds..hook back in the ""ndingjig Let Ihe ~hook dry ovrrnil(lu. the router table and raising it 10 produce a and pre-bern them to shape.. T. lSa. 2 iorthe hole locntions. ( five-trips for each S-hook. i2 WooJSllllrh 13 • . Clamp 01. 12. remove the S-hook from Ihp jig. into thcjig and mark any gap> or cirr STRlf's. $("P fig. 14a. T" rill the rough areas on the form s. lI'ilh glut bi-rwr-en Ih.0 ~ig10.·ndingjig. hooks are pre-bem. cui Ule ends orr each holes "" IIvnlhead screw.! soaked them jig is ready. Clanll)iJlg begin by scrapingoffany excessglue. $el each S.·v.• • S·HOOKS . Then.~~ alNo..upin Ihe b. see Fig. curl the glued·up. lilt' t"dgl'~ can be ruunded over. the pressure blocks. Finally. Kext. and I)KIu.Q" UN' a. book strips (B) (or tht. 10' rouj'!h width achieved.with a file. .1tt:t~.trips. and one to attach the Ih. I ..h wi til ttl"" !'ooUI..n.'.. Before tlw strips can bcglu('(!. 1'-"inaJly. \\'orking frorn the center out.. r t).·I·I' S-HOOl\>.( ENOS TO AAO'US <>fA QUARTfR • ... Then. see Fig. reassemble ui 3" RI\d a length of 30" TIll11.~" drill bit to drill two shank holes in each 50 used 2.thick strips. ring. :1 rime in water for about 15 minutes Then. trimmed..------\ 8E1Wt[N Axro f.Start by applying an even COal olgluelo one ~16"·d.trips in the bending ji!! between then glue.k~s6\1(0 strips bEolIl shape-as il dried. refer 10 the pressure blocks in plac . ~. Lei the glue dry over.' -wide.v.. Finally. use a :...OR. and the base el. o.the S-hooks measure ing jig. . hook.. lOCA-noN ""' 1/ ~oO~ /'" (ut.strike a radius on the ends.t.Nt STRIP~ _. 14."XC 1I01£S. they can be trimmed. the Shooks can be j!lued up.' -wide .1. A(Ie r the S."pcut. drill two hole<: one fur mounting damp the ... place the Shooks strips around one radius 81 a time.(our takethe jig apart and re-<'1nd as Shooks. re blanks 10 pro·duer Iwenty .( -.!'·thkk strips and ripthe R~ncrouscoal of paste wax to Hili "II > O\'FR Elle ~:S. T" wet bend the <trips.

Afler grooves are routed in the post. "-. R()LTSTOPI'ED t'I\'\. '70. · ·· •• . '" -""'''1. glue and clamp II... CIIAMfER TOP A. ~ .. aOUttR eorroM lNO rENeE a. 19.gether face to face.. and joint or plane the post until it's I Ii-i" square. se. I routed "upped chamfers on the top two-thirds of the POSt. ~.. And se cond. scrape off any execs.>gin..-------.1)t(P ." . I laminated two pircesof1. fUll PUSH 6lOCX POST ... ihe chamfering bit is still SCt up. •"'I" 'I _L. decorative gTOO\'es can be routed I" in from each end. OF POST .1 (C) .After the (SEt PAGE..."·HOlU 2. 20. see b.RlU.'.. Once the I~ and Shooks are completed.. 18aotrr DECORAm"£ CROOI'F. The holes for the legs are alsecentered on the post. the po>t an octagonal shape.. work can bt.±t -.. Then.1"'~hkk walnut is more commonly available..---' P.!"-Ihick stock.. see I·-ij(. rout chamfers on both ends of the post. 17. mark reference lines around the post 24" from the bonum end.ease the postintothe routerbit so the line on the workpiece aligns with the reference line on the fence.... "'.. see Fig. To make th.." Q ! POst . I used a ~J"-dia. the firs~ Mer marking the holes. I placed a $OPlIOrtunder one end of the long POSIwhile chamfering Ihp other.Then. see Fig.4) 19 14 .· post. IG. ISb. MOI:NT1NG IIOLES.the nC>tstepis LOdrill pilol holes to mount the kgs and S-hooks.POST ."-dcep pilot holes."FF.g. raise the chamlcring bit to CUl" ~i~wid. rout a chamfcron aU fouredgesofthe~t.' ~"·OlEP ON AU fOUJt fACU • _. SL~. First.' Fig.Jsmith --- ."-thkk stock tog.. ON AU fOUltf4C£S IEiII '2" . \\'hen the glue is dry. Then."O BOTJ'OM_ \\11il. T POST ~ 18 a:') SAM! alT HEIGHT AS fIG. usc a %2" drill bit 10driU the:v.JI. To rout the grooves. To indicate the beginning of the slopped chamfer. Locate the firsl hole 7" from the bottom of the post and the second hole 4" iron. • . ~'''·HOlIS 1" .. ~I'~" Woo. 20 'i r TOP0' POst endsare chamfered. core box bit set II. DRIU.>chamfer on the post. Now. pag~4) to keep the post square to the fence. a laminat\"Cll)lJ~thas less of a tend"oey 10twist than a piece of L-__ "!!.L No.· I~~·-thirkPC"1. and useda router table push block (sec TIps. -." 1'0\' the router biL Aft~r tlw post and feDceIIJ'C marked. -iii! ~ 1t.ISa. see rig...-. 17. To rouuhcchamfer. • ~-Ig. .. 72 • ..17a. see Fig. To make the po. 7" IOTTOM .. trim the post 10' finished length o( 68".ther instead of milog Ihicker stock for two reasons. see Fig. pieces t'. u.10 lh. The chamfer starts 24" up from the bouom of the post and provides. __. square surface 10 attach tlw 1Log:."-deep.. To giv.• tart by ripping two ~""'Ihick post blanks In 3 rough width of 1%" and a rough leogth 01 iO". moving the post to the left.:-. The holes for the Shooks arc centered on the width of the POSt12"down from the lOP end... draw a reference line on the router table fence that's aligned with lhe center of 16 17 . ttOUTU.".

3. OYAlH£AO SCREW S'HOOk RING PlUG t5 .h3I)<'. ..\1T"\('11 LEGS.". Into 17.nn on th. ~1TA(lt RING. see ~ig.cut longer than the n.ugh the ring and sere'" them to the post.S. "ilh th(' ring 100. I rubbed on IWO coals of hull'S "in be drilled. Now. PlYWOOD • ORtU~ fQUAtl Y-~SpA(tD <.. ORlWXG JIG. To do Ihi~. To locale the holes. to drill lour holes to anach the ring 10 the S-hooks.it'srnuch easiertofin tions. The final step i$ to connl'Cl Ih.. clamping th~ strip as you work around me form. Ihe next step i. around the form. DR. >CI'eW tht' rin!! to . this is explained on pagc". Let the strips dry over- 21 nighl. OVALKlAO 1. ~. screw the leg 10 the post with II s"flatheadwoodscrcws.Afwr till' ring has been made.. .U. Since the !:>- drilling the angled hoi. Once the thickness is built up to '¥.without m. Z'la. eh S-hook with.-d('('phow. Nexi. r. 1):lued oval head walnut plugs in each bole. apply glue where it Q''.OCATt MOll POSfOON:$ 'ROM ORIWNG JJG RUDEN(.lonl(ring starter strip ST\~T£R STRIP.L IlOI.. (~'Of step-bYoSt'1)Instructions on building the ring bendina form._ ·IO". The jig is constructed frnm ¥~". see Fig.J and damp ilto the Iorm 10 pre-bend il 10 ..) f-Jeo!Qll" {a. (You could drill the hol<'1. thc.) llRIt. set' Fi):.. PRI~S TA&lf ASSEMBLY /If'''r tht· finish has dried on all tile parts.21. and hooks n1('''('1the: ring atul\ angle.~ll':'njnR theremnining Shooks in place. (The ring won't filover all • fnur S-hook.·l101('$UJ'\.21. installed.vlake sure the large radius on thi:' Sohnok is at the bottom.-rlal' about aquarter-turn.tw a. 23.Start by placing each leg on th.. assemblycan begin.'C page 19.Once all lour I~gs were screwed on.~1(JIUli' strips so it'll wrap around Owring form "omp!t'lely and ov.' ringtu the :-.scuhe ring on the plaliorm.Then eut u-n 2~··lonRrinl!~trip~ (E) and pr. I" brussowlh.( ~-----------'Jr MAUS ON &l:NOtNG JIG a.). ·111<'n. thick plywood and is simply an angled pial. . the rinj! can be cleaned up and rounded Over with a ~II round-over biL !Again.) SCREWHOI.• RING . After the lej!s are atiached.) Nnw. To position th~ring lor lung OIL I.'" • couple cleats to the plauorm.place theringback on the bending jig and mark where the four ish each pan before assembly.. see ~'tg. 24a.. sec ~iJ:. adjusllht depth stop on lite drill press to drill ~. I glu.\nAC'1I "·HOOKS. 111<' ring i. 24.1 and lilting up the pilol and ~hank holes.buill-UP from :>:I:/"'Ihickstripstharare bent around a found form. Ol"~'IIw)"". The 18$101 I he bentwood c. After the jig is m3<1. form. 24 23 POST "HOOK PWG- .the ring.. 233 (For more on pluK>.St. Su before going Imy Iurtlwr. position til<' platf. sec Fig. CO)II'U'Tl'GTIIRRI\'G. slip the laminated ringov(>rth<?~honk yuu just mounted....' table until a 'l-:r!" drill bit is centered on the thickness o( till' ring./' \- I (D) trorn ~. .BRASS o.0. Todo this.$t"e l-tK... see pages Hi 10 11. ripa jj ." I bulh a drilling jig.' drill pres. see Fig.bend them. .. ' on ihe post.· jig if your drill press has a tilting labl{-.ho"k<.·lIter.·. Then insert the starter strip in lite slot in tilt' Jig.------.J.the m'XI step isto screw the S-hooks to the J'O'I. drilled at 20' in fnur equally-spaced locatl~lIsH.Sinceali oftheparts ofthe hall tree an-screwed tOR. (ft'<llhe remaining S-i1<Klks thn.1'1«1)~andclamp it in place. position Ollt' Shook on the 1>O~'ancl screw it in placewirh a J" brass ovalh ead SCI''''''.. components to make i:-.) Soak lhe~lrip in water L-_--"-_.ES.. Then u's a matter of adding the other strips one at • lim.' then drill thc Iour pllot holes.' . MOl" "."'lhick 'lock (The starter str ip i. .) Afler ti buHdmgthebendingjil1. To hold the ring in place.Ox '" ~aRAS$ OYAlKfAD sc.Then.ad ~re". "".

II 5 iap il.~flJ(I)"nft' 1'1"9 Drc u·II.m1P blo<k to damp the butt jointtig.Uhl... The third hole (5'y.. see photo."d O""III'U Remor« ony r.J~'t 11." thestorur .v OI't!I·''. Jftnyt~r it /litlgMt<}. v.Iu.)'PI" tit~li'.<idt edgc otthe bending form.TO ROIJI' R1NG _.~tnphegm~tt)ot·l'r· Iret 011.e ot~rtrlldk('1'( U' r111[1 iupku» (Q/.. It fits into holes drilled in a large shop... (shown tin p3g"IO) asan example.(: ring or even (I wheel./(11 (Inc/ r}all1pltlg I!I·er!16· it} d" 16 tel'll. drill thre e !. TllQr" thecla.) Afler it's replaced. 10 tht ftr.I. WORK STAa1'I:R STRip AR-OUND FOAM ClAMPING tvfJtY 6-'0.U."pivot lh~gnin cutsdirectly eCT"" the thickness.. The trickiest part ofthis project is making the round form-e-irhas to be-a perfect circle.uditur p. So I started by re- placi11$: the base plate on n\)' routerwithanew one.. radii.. x("rrl(+ 1)IY'rtf)(Jd 1~ln"J. tu ""f tlie bat. Iusedarouterand aprvotpin The piece is a square basco The second piece is a pin is simply a brad driven into the center- edze. .7'1'1'>.. A1TDl GWlNG AOO (-CLAMPSTO HO\.\·f. ri rlga nd .ght hil. 1'0 locate the holes. (If you have 8 trammel peint for your router.· /01-/)1 Ttn:n. rottl III."-straij1h1 bit in the router and measure out (rom the cUlting Though I'm using Ille ring irom tilt' Hall T..11d f)(lAf ~htll)fd /('1"'11 . TIle bending jil1 I used is made (rom Iwo pieces or l'.. but i-m"t it even easier to cut a ring oul of a solid piece? It's easier. '" thr 1")19" ltd .AMP ..·t!OIllP. stOT FOR STARTtJtSrtlP nPROUltR art iNTO STOCK AND ROTATEClOClCWlSt. but not better (or 3 crouple 01 reason!'. . see Step 1.t :-Jo.ll.')f' 1>/lJtP t()tJII' mnter.('itl. sec P3!(e 19..I".but a holes in the pial!'."jI'bl.The next hole (5") is for routing the ol<t. It's jusla matter of gl uil)g and \\'TIJPJ)iog strips around pOinl of the jig.D IN.. 3 ultiny.< mId pl1.t-a k spots where you won't u('Cd to make a new router base.. 1.tlse-rtlt({1 j)'lto t Iu: '..· a )tPI(' IM. with changes in humidity ...rrj/t'. ami .eOytl'f: $Iut."tps glued stri.1. '._ I HOlD SfAJITm SJRIP IN SLOT WITH C·C1. The closest hole to the bit (:W./ 1 r.".}'t. ee a V. lt's used after the laminated ring is Jdued up to trim the ring (0 a perfect circle '0 ( .PUc( 11'11.r/<lp· 6 t/"fi..UN Ift.I..4If(l(h Remere scr(!1J's (I ltd . a solid ring warp.•1.lptllPfXO 'lit ."~a'" .P-...('II'~ JDY tlte rirl'I(/a.) &\5£ NATE... Just change the ring-shaped belldingform. 2 l1'il1l ":'·.." plywood...II.. apply gill' t« th~ OI'. insert a laminated nOR won't.....1 81rtpaJlti II".._.t"Ut J.. m'erlap lite strip.i7kohhejig andeu.'r1J>. of the rinR . hutt tIlesecolfd .J·~e15~ gll«:ai tlte ePLdof 4 funu.WOODWORKING TECHNIQUE Laminated Ring Making a laminated ring is fairly simple. shertercr longcrslrips..II' ('} . 1] . rllt IJ't :1/(" "'Itll AOOGWf ON INSIDE Of Ov(RtA. REI'OISGm..U (l.1f.") is used to rout the iI/sit!' edge of the bending fonn.g." -mide slot in (J S{~1)..bl'1_(. a ring-shaped brndingjig Okay..dm.thisprocedorecan beused 10 make any . .I.S n"d .··tllick (l!l'll)I tile ktn/I.. (Formore on this. Ut t1r..'it"'f.i1. there would be rwo ".) isn't used make the form.72 • .\nd second.or(ll~r( nter ti'IPil (1111/. One To dothis..buill router base plate.

ri Ilg 'f.from the base..(t~(l~trip. tbe) aTi' bUII.Then make a pa.id.cnttlwla.\I. !1tll~ rlrlrA. 1(11111 )fated ri ug If} it M''fi'rl (''.f)I'er bil.elf. To do this.· 10m.n by mounting a scrap block insid.r'('U. ~ Step 5.l!g lite inside edgfJl of lite rill!!.'-':(· nt' plywood.it!e OftllC' ring can be trimmed to aperfoct circle.i.. st'(' Slep 8.. rollt III a r/CKk(('i& WU(ldsmith tJtf' "lib Ur/)1 i). slowly rout counterclockwise around the ringru llT<'\.t. "t'(' apply a generous coat of pasn.ff.IIP.) ter lines on it.(igtIR t~r/Ilt' Lr~(pr~'l)t}. rut' top ()f a second pit. It'itlt tl ~rra.. :.t'Iht' rc. Seep 1.".f\ f{to ''(t'r str. the top and bol1001 edges are planed Ou. aUfl tY1/411d ()t·p..\tl·xt.. re-nsThe ring (ann is cut from this blank by semblerhe jig by 1l1PIlingthCbase overtoget making repeal passes with (h.r('('1101' 17 .. bra(1 U)ivol pin) into 111(·.-" next step is (0 usc a router to trim the ring to a circle. see Step I Then." f I.lll4. l>eudt..Sian bycut..J/~./ltt Q.~S'r)fNGF()R."g[()I'ln. To do this. it. to trim the In~/(14 of tile ring. Once the ring is laminated. toe. wrapped around the (onn.· the bending ((1mt...t . .jrk. loblt. (J bl'(lt1 il110 tI.-. and wei make apasswiih the base plate firsttewered bend the remaining strips.I/t·. ROt ND O"ER E1)(.M.lofrom l:'uckin~. r t/l(.7'()}( tid ..\TE RING. ~'.'i! lit .'« ~L\KJXGrue FUR'IS.) Rf.wax 10 the jig. see Step 10..lowerth"bit t I"atatim~until ti..h.ild ~(/)ulIJ'''liISidf'' (if/ht ri"9 (( Itt II it njttltes ltlstlll t)u IJ. Make sure the strips are flush at the top.~""t" SIt.·· ('rigj's ojlJ". To do this. tl) I.. billll rlll~"ab". 1 0 Uli o s(1«. UF.· blurk l)l:tid( bp)l(i.' rill.~ around lit.overlap and damp it in pia'. thetormcan be routed. feather the inside of the starter strip to 10m! a smooth Cirri"."f tl No. Rf)l T 8.frtJ)'t I'te to}' uf '''te· ring (r(ipqltalt gillt' Sqllf I :e-()Itt bt'IU'~'ll'~ :o:-trilk>.OVl:OCfSS CWf"WTTH StaAPat TK(N PLANE staR'S RUP4 WffM IJING JORM ADD ADDmoHAL SlRtPS CLAMPING MAY 2" TO3" \\'ork Ol.. remove the WllSI~ section of the starter strfp with a hand saw.' above the surface. . drive a Ii gauge work can begin on the laminated ring ilSi'lI.: Cl'uft r. Usc the Ilivol hole that's fanhest from the router bit (5-V. Then. Slr'llpt_n II1'h ~{'itl1tilt he-udi.'i" 1111 d"(I'.·~·~S$ {111lt: . 8 7 9 faQNTOf lOUT •• fAflll cur wrT14 HAND SAW TO REMOVE: WAS'rf • SANDOff WEOCE rt~(!J}ro".4ff. first unscrew the oc'nding plate is complete. And continue wrapping until the ring is at least :jI. see Sleps 11 and 12.}(g ('111»lpingas ltftt' tt Q~))t'C"IiS(l toy it) gf'f . S" lit .'(i a ling OUIa plywood blank and laying out cen.large coffee can lid to ~ellhe desired curve.. If) keep the ~IUl.torn)."p9.. draw an .. sec Step 4.'1Jcut and (IJnn for 15 minutes."l'. draw the :-Iex1. 72 RUa. To ke('11the and ""rew th.To complete the ring.oll' /rlll. J(lrll~.Ti't Ii. L'MIN. When you reach the point ring-shaped lann for thl! first strip of the where tbe strip overlaps. ~r'l'1J1~('(ltlU $rrt.] screwed iliO ba. "Oak a .i·II. (For more on u~ a rub amI.ES. After tile top layer is routed clamp the strip 10 the form as you work through."·straight bit.l'rc:nfi" lincsou thc ring (ami 10 10<"0103 centerpoint on the block and install a pivot pin. ring strips to dry ovemigltL with the base plate lowered over Ihe 5" pivol Once the strips are pre-bent tile gluing hoi. cvr SLOT. SCt' Shop Notcs on pagc IS. As tilt! renlainjn~ 24"·\ong strips ar~ long strip tll~ll acts as a foundation layt-r for additional strips. IltL ('.e process loanstart. ring-shaped bending fom. lethe ""!'I'W"so tht'Y wont be in the path of thc' bit. pltl 'tl! btJtJt t. (I U5(. 117. (ann eirclesfor reference during Toutinl( ASSElIUL\'. (l..• • ro cut the slot.))11 i )ltlf uutil I'.'g for'11 r"ut n/fl'). form without glue. Keep the strip on the sci tile routerbit IU make a VI·I~et. =Swp9. 'Int!-startt1T strip is an ~xlra. TJ. \\ilh the pivotpin in position. Then.~. see Step 7."·thkk.'ll' . Then.l'(!$.JW 10 cut the slot.-emerpcin. B<-gi n by inse ningthe ~IY'lonl(starter strip into Ihe slot and bilCUIS through the top layer.") and a t .)10 u'. U!! is (tt It'(f $:t J/ . Ilf~t}10..Then. Once the slol is tilt.tJtM DlR(CnON OF f(0) 11 C'/n)}'I' (l "Ilb (1J')" fo fh" IYJlftrr ((I bit RQJllld ()ly~r tile t"ifldt 12 ".Next.'l·shaped Conn onto tht blank in place during routing. and snip Bcfore the stripscan be glued together.."'-wid .(n.lhe next step lstocut a slot into ihe around the (onn.\\lth the jil( complete. remove it.· dt.. see Stl!1'3. Once the pivot pill in water for 15minutes and clamp it to thrlsinplace. they need 10 be WN bent.lh f·(lye...tlg(J. work can begin on Ih.p u'ilJt Jlll.'((. apply glut 10 Iht lanllna1ed ri~. roUIPT until u clean surface (no grOO\'~~ from routing) the bit CUIS Ihrough Ihe blank. use a 3rjf' round-over bil un the router table and a rub arm 10round over the edges.'.'. t .. (1/(1('. use a sabre <.eJt.. oft/t. Then. l'Oltl. Once the router base together at the end" sec Step 6.l strip (rom learing out.JH!r. sec St~p 2. 'Own allow all the over lhc 3'\1.the ""t." pivot hole. TRL'I RINC.('. NO".trip off the brad II.curved slot on the form..

11llClUESS SA. IJlt' cUlling <'fig!' on some bits. _.' Masonite. glue." PVC PiJ'£ INS:EmD IN DaUM 18 Np. In UNO~rurSSfNCf 1 &lA. see Fig.rub nrm aligned wirh the bearing un . normal sanding. I noticed the the drum sander. I." round-over 011 all (our t·dges.haft drums and nOI the S01aIJ<>r solid causes Ih. I discovered the top and how the drum hold. 'Ibis ." IKARlHG AlC MAT(H(S AAOIOS Of RSNO OVULAPAND GlUtINIU. To make a slide the rub arm imo the router during the fi~trouter' pc1K:> and rub arm. bUI keeps it irOn! bowing.. 3 DUllING 'KONO cIIJ CUT8LANK INlWS UA.will still be rotating since it's using a sanding drum on the drill 1 O'RUM SANDER lOWS OUT rubber drums. using thr ~x"round-over bit in the bit would cui a shoulder on larger Ihan the diameter of the flush with 111" bearing.· i. [rom a piece of I. tum on the router. L1>e"'Ulding tween the drum and a rub block.72 • .Thisonlyseemste be the drum shafl is lighl('ll('d. causing it to bow I'\C I"SERT. I wanted to llUl a '1'.' hollow pulls th. To solve 11. thcy were concave. During press 10 thickness saud pan> of used 10 press the workpiece into the Hall Tree. Then. you have to look at the workpiece is inserted besander. (Note. . When the nul on 1l1i~can cause the drum to slow out. This over-tightens the drum. lI'hen I examined the drum drum 10 bow. even ". to gt:1 lh<.rd~rluStcp 11.. see fig 1.smoothly during routing. I ran Into a problem terpoirn of the workl'irrt· i\rXI. bottom of the drum were bowed sleeve in place. on the ring I wanted to rollt a Inating round-over The 2 1--' RUe AJtM PROVIDES SUtFAa TO ~ot. sec rig. For my :1" drum.ING .apptlcd .g." Masonite. see Fig. 3 -.. This allows the drum to tighten.its sh""l tum at the same speed.Q SANDING DRUM PROBLEMS • I came across a problem when pand.. turn off the power and the router table Ihe second pass.u.r.) This problem arises whenever 3 rub block is tightened iruo the drill press chuck. illls isn't a problem The rub arm acts as a substinne cut an arc Oil the end of the rub matching round-overs can be since the bearing has pICJlt)·of bearing surface and when it's in.ann 10 allow till' ring to rotate routed without creating an un wanted shoulder. base damp the rub ann to the router the IlearinK . Nonnally.. However.' rubber drum 10ex..Vf ROOM to tlAMPTO ~ ItOU'IU TUU CUTNOTCH SUGHnY - IARG•• THA"" IIOtII'IJO . I've pipe to 8 length 01 2ltl" It" exactly the right size to til inside the drum. surface 10 rid" awUns~ <tailed. I Once the rub arm is installed.th Ihe larg.· bouom Rangt' up.AGAtNST S('(. sleeve in posi. To un. Then. cui a notch . I derstand why this causes the ilul when you thickness sand. labl".' Fig. The problem is the location cif ISIXG A RI'B ARM.'(:reo·t 0.The problem is eliminated b)' slidin!: a piece (I[ PVC pipe insid« the rubber drum.AlO~ W!1)lST PAin Of RlNO BUI. locking lh. it rubs ~t the cen."page 17 Note: For Ihe Hall Tree ring.bUI tlu. SC'(' F'? lion.(OI'C:.. I'.. 2. 2 router bit bearing in a pi('('t' of 1\0\(. I made a rub ann piece under the arm... surface would be removed CO!loSJ'RVCI10".it's too far above this problem.1iKh!ly bit until the end "(the rub ann i.FRO TIPS SOME Nt SHOP OUR • Shop Notes RUBARM • When making L1w laminated ring for the HallTree shown on paJ!~ 10. see fig. It down.Thisprevent» the bil from removing 100 much stock..ht' problem was that the bearing bit. 3.11ORI'''' COrr\STRl CT1()!\. I CUI a piece of IVJ"·dia.1:10(5 . Lilt' drum and edges I sanded .op if ennugh presa problem ".

however..d you'D leave a doughnut·shaped dent ill the work .. To make the base plate large enougb for tho ring on the Hall Tree." (or less) be01 the bit 10 the hulc. plunge the bit pivot pin. rul lilt' PI.ing a plun~ II) drill a VUi"-diamt'ler hole in above the surface." OVAlHEAD PUJG. I)OS11100your needed 7"·dia.8ITroa ~.. Once the Now. see Fig. ~ t. ring bending jilt for the Hall free. see Free. for Ill!' Fern Sianeland Wm'k~ II".. angle sc the bil plateto locate and drillthe screw For the pivol pin I used a 17 is s)igbtly above the surface and holt. tap lb. drill a shallow hole in nne end of the dowel with a 7/t6" twi.S PWO SmtR . see rig. This dis. And they're available in ~ . 3. And il'~easy 10Dallen their rounded lOp.. Ovalheadplugs. ~'C Fig. pin is in place. 1 '\ 1 2 the SE!tterafter it bottonlS (Jut or WooJsnll[h \-{ I 1 DON'T OAJU PAST . 1 SCRiW .ou could use Maserute) tor the new base. Repeat this process. Since [ used :}s" ovalhe. on the fern Stand I To rout a circle. Flathea d plug:.·. To keep thl' bil router rlm'kll'i" around the mount a slr'tiight bitin the router (rom cutting InW the bench circle until you reach tile stan (I use a v.. you won't have to tip h.·I."UriBe•.· n("\' platt!and use it as a tern. circle you want 1o cut.' gla<In a \\. SETrue ru'cs.LANK TO BASil. .w base pl31<' acts 3$ a trammel auachment ior t"Ultingand roulingdrd~s. 30."-srraighl bit)... I needed a simple way to install the plugs without flatten- piece. ! 1'~l71 3 1iV[l ON I" .) Ihe new base plate In fil oyer a ROL'TISG ('IRCUS.. . 1.. bitli.blank. To auach Illi. 2. I replaced 11. router. Then." and large center hole gauge brad and drove it imc the tum on lite router.(tJ1C bit.. ing the IUpS.1~ needs It' be extra long.1'" Rlas to yuurrouter. 2..h..bE I'L\TL Iused a tli«t> of ". 2. HOll ~7~. To make the plug seller.ltlR AND LOWt•• " "'_-"'_"'NTO WORKPLKl <.piece of Plexi.. WASlt S((. 11a'·long. li... tween passes until the bit cuts tance isequalto th{·radiu~ of the of piywood and then clamped l1.IT ORW. ovalhead..~ . fig. 2.·. see Fig. first Cui a :]f. Ovalhcad plugs have a rounded lOPihal protrudes from the workpiece. 1. $t~t111(. S<'t.. you' re ready to into the blank..fonhc FcmStandand Hall No." Plexigl..t drill bh. To curcircles I"orthr projf!Cl~in lhi~ issue." dowel. then.1" diameters.. lip tilt tit.. The n.(in the wasl~'iCctionl 10 a piec.. Notl. Then pivot the To locale the pivOIhole.Iowl). can plug in a hole and place the Sel' ler over Ihe plug.~. '!.. and 1. position an ovalhead Flathead and bunon plugs arc simple 10 insJaIlsince either the top or $houlder of the plug i< nush with the work surface.'bit \/. lW&ST ORW. C(ISSTRl.. 72 1 WOOl> PLUGS BUlTON OVALHEAO FLATHEAD /--.': Don'l continue tapping be driven inion fur. see Fig. and burton.• ROUTER BASE PLATE FOR CUnlNG • To '"UI the round .. sec Fig. 19 I . I~STAWNG pu'cs. Then. PIVOt PIN PLYWOOD aASE WOOD PLUGS • Wood plugs are commonly available in three styl es: flat- head.TION .And buuon plugs have a shoulder that keeps the head evenhighero{fth~surface.rough the blank. measure from the cutting edge through thr. . arc installed so the lOP of the plug is nush writh the work· • plog. base plate on m)' rout"'rj\'itll a 1ar:g\. of9V~tI.·l-lg.. Then..'t'TIOS. The n('XI step is workpiec e. 2. PIVOT nOIE.ample.·r~11ol)buill bast'.. router nt a sligh." (rom the edge over the pivot pin. To use the plug seuer. I screwed il lowfring th. (or ). lIP ftOl. sctterjustuntil it boUoms ou' on the workpiece.. snipping it 011 ~4" (Nole: If you're u.the new b. S<'t' Fig.l1h lIi7" and a ltonRih • CIRCLES "our ex the plywood 10 my bench . when roulinR all th e wa) point... So I made a plu![ seller that matches the plug's rounded lop. shelves so I deep and drop the base plate router's original base plate over drilled a hole 31-. firsl start routing..

sec page In Rf-:N')iS"G JI(. p. • for the-fini~ll. it'scasier than it might seem..8 (Edge-gllJe these rreee blankSfrom sll( 4' . The bent legs are (If attached to three round shelves.. sinlple figs lnake both tasks a snap.8 cseces ) ~. ::tfl'. These strips are laminated (glued) l()o gether and shaped on a bending jig.2 ad.l..wood.f·thIc~ply\VOOO • (I) 14' . and a ~illll11t" "l~lStl. (For more on beut laminalion. 20 .. bUI the shelf diameter can be varied to almost an)' size. 48" I.%l • Also requ.z c . all you need are ten damps Ihal w(lod can be benl to shape without steaming. cared jig and maybe a special technique Iha. or an)' 'lled. '."d~t -1". Cutting the shelves into perfetl cird. involves steamillg tht .ece ~'. f. the router swings around it to cut perfect circle s.A-:..•• M (Each bioI''' YieldsItvee Sl~ Minimum of 18stopsneeded) 8 Wo "ulleg BIon1<&(3) '1-..8. Fortuna tel)· . $IIH..<1<1 piece '..2"". When thl' hole is SCI over a pivot pin." x st. The second is eLLCting the shelves into /Je7iect circles. Y wnuld that makinll bent legs .1 preparation.CSI>oall)' legs with a bend on '"." .\'E»."'"uld require a -':cI111plt. The first is bending the legs with a gentle curve on both ends. Minimum 01$ill stnpsneeded) C WolnuISheIves(3) ~A.ngjlg • (I) 10'.' 14.) flower pol.. They're made o( thin Strips . Wolnul} .aa... ·thlCkpl)lwood • (I) 14' .lyun-thane.. But again...WEEKEND PROJECT • Fern Stand There are two challenges to bUikling Ihisfern stand.. 001(1 {TT'T!'T~lEl c :1.' 8 . x 1\II.~1~· piece -InlC~MosonlteorP!ywOOd I'. N.." .-· L z. soaking. open I(J allt.. " . lh~ bending jig that's made out or primaryrequirement isthat it re- plywood.. Ft. Actually the bent k'j!Son this stand arc bent lumivatume...( oak with two strips of walnut in lilt' \'t"nt-. sists moisture r applied 1\\'0 ~ MATERIALS 3. All I used is a router filled with a shop-made base plate thaI bas a piVC)1 hult drilled in il.. I sized the shelves 10 hold a medium sired (6"o(]i3.. c {1.rh OU t h ink ends . 111e jig is designed with gentle curves sn ttu." i~ the second chalknl!'" on this proJed. 3'.strips coats or salin Jl<. 72 .ed for bena.r fnr accent.. XM (Each btank Y aids lrJeesll\ps. A OokLegBlon1<&m I . 1·0 bend the curves on both ends of the legs.

1\i. (Fcrmoreinfcrrna tion on ripping IIUDstrips.. Now.Then Slack the strips and measure the thickness.these (smaller) curved pieces 10 the base. Start by screwing thr inside shape. To touches the tS" reference rnarks atthe ends make the straight sections. CUIthe blank Ilegin making 1I1Ojigby cuninga base irom in half. 2.. Note: The other straight piece and curved curves are spaced to produce curved forms piece. lOO~ - 'ORM 10" " _f -. Since the strips are )I/u1' wide.1.-v_... To align the ends of the IW(."·thick. make the legs.. rub paraffin (orpasiewax) '10 thesurfacesthat willcorne in contact with the $trips during gluing. 4· _.)."·lNKK STRW$tROM\ - • IliANI< \~ 4 A~D FOR. li"'2"from one edge. e " 3. 81ANKFORFOK. see Hg.. sec F11>!. STR.. scribe ("ur half circles on the remain.. mark reference lines 18" to each side of Ih..iiJ:ht and pieces are CUI. Fi""1cut S('VeIl blanks of:V·.T3PSlOCk.NOSAW • • ORSAA~SA. curved forms should Ill!at least 1" thickl made the forms by gluing a piece of III" plywcod to a pieces. pieces I \r!' wide b)' 21"'2" long.. the line down the center so it's aligned will' lions..\ICtrr Fo')R'IS.I...$f [ CUTl. Now screw down Ihe this blank 10 make the bending form: four curved pieces SO the outside of the curve curved pieces and 1\\'0 ~traighl pieces. sec Fig. $ttOULD fOUAL"'.'t' blanks of :!. 3..11f HA. No.• BENDING JIG The first slc pin building the (em sland i> 10 1V1 1de \yilh 1) ~1" space between them. just rip two and the line down the center.B ON ItEMAINJNG aOANlC 4 • 1--' STRAIGHT 'o«M f 1 l a. Finally . }\fter-all the form ing the jig is to add sections 01~lr. \4" x 211. . '\fter drawing the half-circles.- 21 . S<'(' fig. circle forms with a sabre saw.Now vou can start cutting' the strips for th~ leRs.5. sec I·ig.1(.... 11''''1 by ~J1"1..F aRC'.'(es.____.LANK CUTOUAftft.A.see 1-1." plywood 10 produce a blank 1-1" base.r/" from the saw blade.."·lhkk walnut 10 widths of lVItI' and lengths oj 41".) 1'0 be sure your saw Is set correcdy.W 5(1.x pieces are cut out ot centerline.. Then cui out the quarter:\I..lIte stack will b. Ne:l. Bill before you can even start which "ill be the thickness of the legs. are not screwed 10the base. PlYWOOO eA..tripSO(S<. sec Fig. see page 7."·thickoak and thn.screw one of the straight pieces un ct K\!~'Of·()R~I"'. resaw the blanks into thin <trips by sctting the rip fence '¥..CIting iscorr e'CI..They're M . 4.the bending jig ran be ascurved forms lU bend the uiin strips 10 sem bled."Uing was correct. iug pan of lilt' blank.The next tepin build)'01 ~"NG11IEFOR~1S.. :y. .::-'1.10 prevent the stripsfromsiicking 10 the base and bending forms.M . 2 __-""'1 •• fRST: RIP rwo used 10clamp IIw strips 10 the fixed form>.) on the Ic~. (I cut two extra strips of each in case some broke while bending. 2. I. Ifthe :.J - . drdW a line down the length of the piece of·v." SECOND. When the ". 211.ICKNfSS OF SlACK.t."S. 1 B£NDING JIG T . see Fig. test it bycutting eillhl. ...71 ..To make tilE' curved ~. ci i'TTh'G nlE S1"'RJr·s..) II~~ 3 WlOE STRIPS FROM . 6." plywood. . (1b"". CIR(USwtTH eA."." I" • lI".the ends tlf the C\U"Y~ j·it.. 2. you have to make a bending-jig. 1. I resawed • IOIaI of 20 oak strips (A) and S walnut strips (8). set rig.

Sian by spreading the ~IIICon on" side 01each strip. ) .l(and must be cut to length. Ihl. ROUNDoOvtR Sir is removed. SH. After waiting about six hours (or the glu(·to dry.. add the other straight (orm and clamp everything together.To soften the comers 01 the leg s.... You11 need 10 mark Ihc lOPand Ih(' bottom endsot each leg. a. 11. Then. Then mark the location of the leg bouom 2¥. Begenllethe paint scraper is " rough 1001and can easily tear CJr gouJ.'next step is 10glue-up the k'1!S. flXt>d curved (onn. C!. When they're bent a. drill a ¥. Then. align the top edges of the strips flush by gently tapping them down with a hammer. Ihen add twomoreclampstoeachcurved section. When the exun !\lock 11 ~ ClA.>\..1_ • .A1t TO ENOIOFORM nAT fOOT- 10 UG .""s. see Fig.. IWtIwalnut. 10. 9.. /' ' . CUIoff tht' CXc<"'" and then shape the lip with a file. Finally. centered on the curved section and tiRblen it down. drill uie shank hole with a :!ltG" drill bit.W ItOUTlR. Nnw.tllc a klriVS 12 ollighl P3s. slack Ille .\1PING. CLEAN·t·". leg ·1"in (rom the cod or th.. starting in the center and working toward the ends. GI."-deepat each oClhemarked locations. Use acombination square to mark the locatlon o( the top of th. tightco all the damps . cut offthe extra stock with a band saw or hand saw.. 9a. The bottom end requires a secondcuuecreate aflat (001. see Fig. 8~!'oDIN(.I\s It comesout ufth~jig. scrape off theworsi of the dried Jduc witha paint scraper. sec Ftg... ROUNOOvtl np WI'fH'IU CUT0" STRAlGlif wmtlANOSAW OR.- DttAWUNE PERPlNDtCUt.SIOES. xow.:C the strips.". piu lin a clamp.. ~ o. ~Hi\PINC'l'Hl'." COUNTtUORf ClNTlRtO IN UG \ CROSS SEcnON 22 Wood~mith -.$Cc Fig. a. To avoid tear-out.• LEGS After riPPinll alithe oak and walnul strips. mark the localions 10 drill the holes (or the screws that attach the legs to the shelves.NGTIt.MP Sl1tAIGW'f SKnON SECOND: 8 1--' MAIIlno. ROUTmG(S 'N A stAllS oF UGt-iT PASSU • '.. and then rutofftheexc~ To keep all three legs a uniform length. Then.'ING TIlE ~"ffiIPS.t\I~INGTI.. 7. glue is applied. LJu.. see ~ig7. see Fig. Now pick up this stack and lay il on its 5i(I<' aj-'llinstthe straight (~mlon the bending jill.. 12. Here "Ilain I used the jig 10 lay oul the screw hote locanons. the leg is too lon.lt'g with a file. W1rH -- SQUARE c. Sa.trill" like a sandwich: Ihl'{'.F. use the loose curved piece to press the strips against the curved lorms. SCREWHOUS.S.0 the pressure is even along the entire leg. Aflcr rouodinK "II"r the IPIIS. ESI)!.. and thrC<' oak strips. COUNTIRIORf . Now the legs can be planed to their 6nal width of 1". Then. I marked rhe cut-offlocations on the jill. TIle ST'Rll'S. put theleg' back in the bending fonn and transfer the cut-off'locations from the jil( 10 the leg. Then.and tt.. •N0. I used a ~t<" round-ever bit mounted in the roult-rlabl. round overthe lOPend o( lh.tJlameter counterborc V.' fur as they can be bent by hand. l\'mQ""lh~ leg from the bt'ndingjig. use the combination square to drnw a line on the bottom ofthe leg•centered on the squared end..l.: r=" •• .Nex~ the ends o( til" strips can be bent around the fixed curved pieces To do Ibis. see l'il(.' oak. see Fig. Now. see Fig. 9 END OF LIe IWI~ BOnOM IN._ V'_"" . SABAl SAW ROUNO ()VI:R £ND WITH HU! OR OlSK SANJ)ER --.· from the end o(the other fixed curved form. To do this..~DQP I ~. Iused a low angle block plal1~.. cerro IF..

lf tlte stand is twisted. ~. center the k'g template over the 120 marks Then..-:-. .ATE.M SANDEll .~ UG NOTCH lAY our ctNtUS ""NOfCl<6 fOR1. loosen the screws. "3 .c.__ •• . 18.. fo- <.. ORU. 10mark the notches on the shelves.AW ...17 N".. To do this.. page 19.nl1th CJirac THAT $TAND ts STRAIGHT effORE GI. see Flg....\.Each notch js cut to fit notches. see fiR. SMoOTH NOTCH wt'n4 ' .toS TO SCJt. see fiR. see Hg.. . ItG-O .' r~3"'" (f " i~ INro ~ ~. bUlajigsaworcopingsaw Now.~ 17 ~ r \. 19.To do this.'/ /j} \J. "Ian by drilling a pilot hole centered in cad' notrl •..~t 7"-diamewr circles.w.adjust ltso shape as the lew.z:.~ ~ Nott: a. and notch.' 1>3Kt. IIQl'TCIf{( U:S.... "'. 100." -dlameter sanding drum on draw a line around the template onto the Ihe drill pres>•see ">g. . . ~ sn TtMPlATl ~~ -.. screw the ~1 PIlOt HOU (N NorCH .see Fig 17 I used a band saw to safply handled on th. usc a pro- 13 _'""'" ..adjust the stand and then rc-tighlcn Ihe screws. SCREW HOlESwnH OVAlHtAD PlUGS ClAMPSf<Rf P(JtPfN . ~) 'y ~ ROM [OGl $HIll' aoUTtHG SHQI" J!j... see Fig.../ ROUT aUI. leg. 16.. I routed a bullnose edge on each the side of..). SI7Tt"IIf-".drill press table... see 1~1g. and rout both the round over the edges of a scrap piece of I"· top and bottom edges. usc a :!t.11w I. SCf...'tPI.~= 15 ~'/ GUJI: UP T'HRU :I: . To make them.. The circular shelves (C)areculfroUl '4" thickwalnutblankswith a router.V1NG"PlUGS fN SCIlf." I Tl.qUatl. 20. thick b) I"·wide stock. 15. work can tractor and mark every 120'. .r QHltRUHI: }. shelt. iI's "'Ib" above the table. fiUthe screw To assemble the legs and shelves. AU.. It'< easiest to lay them out ~helf..oflhc ~hdllt·. I applied IWO coats 01 dear satin polyurethane.Now the notches can over blt.coc.1l ~ ~ • j \~ood.jL For more 011 cuuing circles. lUOR( r:~ '/ .. ASSEMBLY legs.·OIA ."': ~ C. . I'U'Csc'·R. Use scrap that's long enough to be be Cui OUI. . Once the rem stand is as sembled...Finall) . ...MPLArt ."... • ~ ATTACH lU. ~ ~SMELfC . IN'. 2Oa.into tho shelf notches with No.... • . " '. I used my router filled with a 'J1('('ialbase plate. "It.· router table.'gl\ an' screwed int" notchescut into Ihecdl!e. damp the shelf lnto a large hand screw or between two piece~ of scrap sl<lck <0 the slwl(j~ held securely 0190' II>LI".~.·<lock.. check to see thaune shelves are perpendicular 10the legs. cu.} " • . Next. 16 "\". »: /' - ...lix P. tJ ". SCR". u>ing a :Vtt" roundOT OtT NOTCHES.::' SCUWLtGS TO Sft{lV($ l._ .t:s. i2 ~ o // ~ IX~ J~ .~.." in from ~ICedge.. aH'11..N"w.'J" mark the centers ofthese notches.• SHELVES \\11t!l1all three tells at" complete.\'·U:C'TOSHEL\'El. 1I01. would also work..J.WHOW .11 TE. see Shop xoies. ctlmNG HOTCHtS -e."~ OANJ).a ... start by gluing up three 8'1K~" :. A~~ TO•• IU... I:{.All8AU wmt CAI.. mount a l':!" by first making a template that's the same round-over bit in the router table.ANJt 120\ .ax SHW • 11'1" fhWOODSCREW ~ . .I~" ROUND<WU arr r / -.. R'OlOV!! Ih. sanding Iightl)' between coats.14. begin on th" shelves.''SIthe legs in the notches 10be sure they fit..JH1Cl(stttLl at. 1.. To do this. t e-.(Formoreon inscrtinglheseplogs.. to smooth the inside surface or lhe 011a sheIL Sct il :11.l<.'2" Oathead wood screws. .NOSl: lEFOR[ 18 ~-_." 19 (T • '1 I / ! f" ~' 20 \ i ~ - 'c.ANtCS • .) 1·1111ISII..I. To ou the blanks Into perr.... Before cut ling the :<01'(.. .."fiR. 14 ~ I tlUIUIOSE Et)()ES. USfA. . 15. ~ ~ fl~ holes with oVlIlheadwalrun wood plugs.. 23 ." 19...... To pmtect the rem stand from moisture and water stains. sec Fig..nl the router 1..sec FIg. l'his bast' is slighII)'largerthan the original baseto accomodate a piv(JIhole 3t'tl! frt. " .P£T TAIIi (a..

COM }vI E N T S QUESTIONS AND • Talkillg Shop FLAT OR QUARTERSAWN? I IIlll''_' tt n oi(1 tabl.trainpattern. nut qtl(.1 "n~'tn!laIJm/~. .. around the log.. Then boards are ing. WOO]) \fO\'F.I! Bill .. why isn't it readily availabJe? The problem with quartersawn lumber is thai il'o. narrow to be uSW'" ful. 24 QIlARTERSAWN I''ACE GRAIN run approximntely • 15· to I)".t pr:rpr:ndicularto the (ace of of lurubrtr will be r(fl.~ 45 10 the face oi the board. don't be discouraged if your local lumber dealer doesn't list quartersawn lumber. quantity of u. II quartersawn lumber is so gr~at. RIfT. f.. •..R. see drawing.Il'/f.I . Ihltt'l( 1}1(~itl)I!lnIrafnnd ! lllf.. .sawn lumber resists dimena sawyer (the person who cut sawn is an 0\131 nrll·shaped face sional changes (shrinking and log... is called quartersaw. Cutting oi the board and virtually no many defects.On a IlatsaWtlboard thi s ca use.. the type of lumber that is typically available in most lumber )"ards(llldbuilding cent- FLATSAWN [::: ers is.:ablt' lumber with the fewest detects. into lumber) starts with the {. treates a difierenl pattern on uw end. •. Finally.• ('lTl1~(. No. ijU]~movemcntacrossthewidth \'t. t• .RAI:'. Today. U)(.lll. And the least desirable art-a is the vt''1' center (or pith) 01 the tree.!the log.nt to rl· 11(1)1".llll First oi all your problem i~o'l tindinzthe right kiud ofwoodirs finding the right rltt of. ii's desirable area in the center is to flaisawn.. on a TIIRfJllGII ANn TIIROl ell..""d. your table top W'<iS made u$ing qucrtereov« lumber. see drdwing..d. the sawyer may decide it'stoo time consuming 10 the hoards Iising this method chance (If cupping.tt.~T. "l't t"t'lt (Ollillc(lt 1(IfH/II/ IX "'Iltllrlt"r"nu'il - r'f'.. If cui from each one of the quar.OAltO SHAJNKS tIlt AS IT DalU " ~'(il... sawing produces aJIIIOsl iridesstart by Io<'kingat the end grain. This imo board.·." ./.• •. Then the log is Another method forCUtting• log tract along Iheir growth rings. In 01 lumber available. ~:ycn• Om""wn log will have a few Quartersawn and riftsawn boards. The t"Utting-througb and through: lhe boord.t) J"illi' .'fill!l."R1lCAL ENn (. mo.~au·)j!"'}I. see photo.'''D GRAIJoi."t..t".the "oaJ is usually to produce the larg<sl . lis you said.The difference between them is in the wav they're cutat the saw mill When log$ar~rut into lumber.j1(lli)II'CJt. tIlt adr« Ilta!I" tfIU.To pauems (lik(' red oak).·t . This renter area is weaker and prone 10 cracking and checking. quarter determine if a board is flUIS3\l{n.IlI'x lllf bi. the direction of th~end grain isn't 111~ only dii{~""n<'ebetween flatmostly flatsawn (11r plainsawn) sawn and quarter-aw II lumber. a certain amount board$ arc cut one after another. 72 • . or has tered sections.m'.i· TO TK£ fAa or. see drawposts or lower gradl' lumber. ill be a~ quan~rsawing."d '('Clod. GROWTH RINGS ARf ltSS THAN 4..II "roo. Riftsawn boards usually have a >lIaigln grained appearance without a strong pattern or rays. Another One way 10 avoid Lh. in . so many oithe pieces are toe. With this method the log is the board 10 move and possibly which can then be made into CUtin half and then quartered. QUARTERSAWN FLATSAWN 80th of these methods produce SUGMT MOViMfNT IN TH)(~HtSS FACE (.. cent rays or flakes on the face of SA\\'ISG ARO~IN1) nil-: LO(~_ Ifthe growth rings arc I~ than the board. lumber-> the mosicommon cut The face grain also changes.llt '''ti''l '! . {Jut /". ing. In both iJatsawing and sa."0 vI" .Mt:.. cutt:han$ltS.a large diameter log to get boards ofan)' si1.:ea-sonal humidit}'. So it makes an excellam choice if you want 10 "'play down" the grain on a projt":~ AVAJIAl!II. diifercllcc is tllC' way quartersawraround the 10g:To do this. face clthe board.'11 "ft' "'1..ltg tl" . turned 90' and sawn again.' I~. woods with pronounced grain 1I0lUZO~"AL £. So sorl Ihrough the boards carefully . The growth rings .l'lud .ttY8. On the other hand. leaves the center portion intact..tJltl ""..TH' 80...:_time C011!\Uming t() mill and lt's wasteful It take .s~edrawing above.quartersawn board there's very the log is rather small.-\IS~However.'. . see photo above sw~lIinl:) and cupping with b("iltlooklngsick' .• •.'O. Here again the easiest ~rayto determine thi~is by looking at the end grain.. QUARTERSAWN All boards expand and conting offboards until he COUll'S to a defective area. Instead. 'Ibis is sometimes referred to a. due» " r".~liticanlwidth. 1.the clearest lumber comes from just beneath th~ bark. cup across its width. .. growth rings on this lumber will Typically... .. "[ol. Another sign that a board is 03t.S.you might just findwhal you're looking for. TIle end result is that quarrersawn lumber is expensive and hard to find in large pieces.• 4.

."T .rnaland I xterna] In .... Ont' more 53l'l' 1111'rult·hen: 53)' )df umc (and the ont..· pmblem is that Ilt.ij!oo ubvl()us..and5 i:(. JOlnlh".: e.rIUt' .iliflU.t"_ iIM.f it.&ng"'lo Cftn. .l. it" dimen .(nplt"tt'l)' and ha.. 1)1\1...th~ .. . H~ qUK'k1) pumled timC" the ""M.. d h'C. 11tt \\'()ud eXpoI. ~1I1)l I'"l'I jU!'1 drilk-d.I1. '1~()u.. r ':'1"rcld lea\'( tht· 4. rn)m bonom ..oth (II"dado..' cibll1:n":on~.: 1('ave tht.:UI' If ) UII ".u~ a ealll". ..I rorl:' tun'" \..:ll't."\'1. sunkenJOml r3>'iJ:h.t\ v..j h... i.':r th."o.....urt'in I..t1t t.ttl i.· " . w.t . I..lllllei lLppt"dr fine at ~ But IninUlt·.'re 10 t>lan~ or . "'d..)ing tilllt.1 I:hl<'.·old.. Tht· RlUt..lf .TIleD..1'''''... CLAMPING TIME .\lI)"U'.~lamJ)'" I. I.I...O..7(ldt'Wt"t'~.. which i.lll'w 1:-45 a Q.. the joinl 1111' J!\ fl' 'r..R..hi... 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(If c.......I" '...' tl.. n )'Utl )II.Itrr:t·.anllt) con!oider using YOIIcan pul s)lllt .. d:UlllWd with . ha. .--s "lclM·d fln .'Onnertl"ft tet a \10'1 dial calipers have .) out \hal thl' I'" a RC"nera)ru...·f" The) can also .· u tl.·\tr..n .." I culkd J<·ff qui~ Ic~s gltlt.... lind Ih. of an inch..!t at ka. ca1ipt'r.im...· mJdd1c.'llJIth.hpn rul....10r(I nrune-.'::.1 YI'()od l(j~l'lllI..o J watched the difl<fl'nl ralt Wh.n 'T Th('11" "i~ an' rl~ur main th....1 I"".H. calipers.\IllS Or you t00111d do diahndi<'3h r... ~ O\·t..oor • ".·ol1rJ r. ml.· . ha..J" (aN I O 'I'· I • "'Ill" .\t "q"..4h. if Ih(' "ali""r. actulil .n' allel more I iI~'t p on... a...".. til... "ha. J\II" tlu.I\ dlalc. iiI) (Imnl h.:the kind of is tht' Vwa}lllt I ... Ih.'IA·lv.00<1 rp 'f'.....>Lltion..'1'. nloisture in AIl.·depth ul hal..andth ..'r.a d reet I't'3.ic}n..lddiIion 10 m<ltk and out ~'! i.... ....d l('..tJ rult. 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ItUJlutC-:. 1\loi.'--krfUt-C up bt>lit"\"t" thai \ our \\ood m!t) nc~ pand Ihroullh a planer is ''''liP I ol'dded:o lJ)" an "xP<'rilll< III f. tic 1 vlcld VI rv accu that w."...11l\ l". r f. f'''~ a}sc. 1<1 """ a cbaoc~ 10 lik. onltR t'l'. rilo!hl to work. \\'cHKI i\rJhl'~i\·t~ l)i\i~ joint n'<t11irt .tuf"".· tOllgUt' and groCtvt'.lid<·l-a). an affl'(1 011 ('lampiJljt 110 <.hi' main pan or till' depth. bUI the damping limcs are alway 1\ kn()w lilt' c.kirl and the tt..i<k.-etlipt. \11.Iouod ".lh a plain.1l1t' bt.t J.'. at which th~f.. btlt Yl.-to lOngt.....I. .\IPI-. ..'rkpil't'l'..'n lX11 ~'i01 "ill r"ll ·Ih. lll(.. 1'.."'111111.'» lht. handwork on a glu.. tix('(1 te) .l..I.l't-Ultjng We' IUt.u·..:-. dn .rna. d<'J>l't"'<it... nOt 45 minutt·s wh\'n it'.1 tel "nrkpil"' .:mpcraturt" hat) ski111ll'd Jllint.. such as 'h. itualion. Ir}:. tp in much control O\'t:~rJi-:o hov." CJn a 1)'1nt l hlr clamps. <ide mt axurc rnent .leul l...t (Qur le.1"". 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(i'.·Cn thickm.uil" (or til\' Irll1llll.o(wood.A\l1 Nt· 1111'It·11IP'.t In lilt.Jllon.·." ...Th. pia't.r~~' ~lulnli!.. clamJ.kd prnj{'<'ts are. been that'...""M)d.· .:alipe'" Ilgh. \ou'd v.tt In fintl rJial calipers.D'Fft:"o.-d ). the (·(rijlerator.l~h"'tlk.. final I.·).· '1J1lF ( 'UI'I It'.. a :-ot n)bl~'JOinl~.f1uncdi..nh j.n a lOtllltlJit'k ~tanelinJ..dryill~ li'IlI' 1\ colnl)!)\" j. io:..• t metal rod thllt'" .CIU art"unltt·ly rncasure clampnut Then 'h~''3IiJ)<'''' can thin ~Iril)'" of Yru«x1?'11'1."'Ontc'n~U .t .".. Orth..·minul'· "poxy.H.. Ilt.'raturt· JlIu~ or a For t'xanlplt·. '"nnaD.. USt" lh~ fil.CMxtI..S~I'"G nlF J()l'''.h ...:tI.liat. damps In 30 "xtfl'mdy shun... g<'nl'ra] ruj~ 10\\ glu(' and air ((·m..th "tI" II1"lduan... tnc· fir ..r • CALIPERS ltow fie.. 'oUdl Ill<'workl'i.n·' :lPl)I~'ln f·\·.. llU:i..U fila).( IO"p$ol/"ONJc "I" bencarth(. n·(rigt·rattlr """111. In(ror· ).lh..0 lor "ltmll !KI will !'('mov~Ih.m"'I"~I-'h.. The aJ... what thicker from th... Oryou can n d t be dial with th.rI\U te.lid mo\(.hlp h.n u Ii lIt. thin ~triP""..· '" • big hurty. ." nlu"'('" in or Ilut until t3cl't'cl to lht' ~11(lf"prtJtnlfit s nn I"l!!'c 31.... rd.:r ... 'lo..!~joIlfl LI. from a 'hdr car I" rs in a cUd(.'(10<'"(mt'd thallh~ l·l.-r fi.elf r. .1\\ ..it'1' to n-:ad than a ./". U.lt r they U<".'on~id('ration on d"'lns:cm.t(l\'irt'" nlort'tinlt'loeir') (....d·up pand.

local home center. tablv 10the end of the fence keeps a long workpiece from drooping over the end 01 the table. PROTEL'1TI'ESUlFACE.i\Jlother drawing above. Then screw the ledge in place from the backside ofthe fence. The width of the spacers is determined by the combined thick- SIJPPORT. FINCIi Ih~ tables on most radial arm ~\\'Sare too short.) QtlAaI.S. see drawing." plywood lor a 111. Now.. _.he fenccandthc front sectiononhe table.. T he radial ann saw is tit.'"('('J. Ireplace the middle section saw is the way the table g~t.no :-.. lunl(l'r table (Bl'Si""" the uld table had zouen pretty chewed UI) over the y('ar. \Voodsmlth No.. I kerfs." thickwith a solid con. works fioC:" for a saw table To help keep the new table in :-'ote: Instead \)1IIsinl! a solid.CS<' doors are usually H'. }'OU X 11". nh a new. But the problem is.sonite to the topofthe table. MAI<II<G 1l1~ I£IX:". Il becomes a real balancing art to cut a ~·root 1<'I1I. Icut the support ledge Irani IV!"·tJlick stock to a width 012". perlect 1001 lor cUlling kmg pieces oC stuck t(.S • Radial Arm Sa".. If you ever remove the fence. you may want 10 consider adding a ledge to support 10D$!workpieces. able lengths." Masonite 10 a length 01 2".. I.uPJX." Malayers 01 ~. I screwed down a cure door yoU could build uptwo protective surface of V. To attach It.!ls the kerfs in the table gel "PACERS.rt where" the the lace i. Ill. This keeps the table 1I10re stable when you're cutting a long piece of heavystock.nag. The gaps allow sawdust to fallthrough thetableratherthan accumulate on top of the table and keep..·THlCKl (GlUe TO fRONT SI<\'lON OF TAlLIJ new table. TIn-races 01solid-cen.. sawdust builds up in the tion against sawdust build-up.. and glu(. heavy end with a cabinet. As a further precauwider. when thing that's always bothered me the Masonite becomes 100 cut about working on the radial arm up. see !'ill'.doors are tYI)j(all~ chipout on th~ bouom side since hardwood \'I..TOOLS & TECHNIQUE. 72. I re placed the particleboard table Chal carne on my $3\\' v. with ptacernent table.1.. or simply a 2x4 brace. blemished.ui panicleboard. a replaceable middle section. A ledge that extends from the end of th. flJ'Sl bUll the end 01the ledge 10the end of the saw table. They're heaw and stable -guOO for saw tables. if you position the longer table very Car 011· renter (It'1l. And the workpiece can added another feature 10 the _NT 'I'" SOUD·CORl DOOR'-.I iound the SORFACt perfC'('l replacement table at the SPACUtS OF ' . them to the inside edge of the from sectlcn 01 the table. It's a wUd· OF I.. SPACERS {1.- COUNT'UtSUNK Fh WOOOS(If"WS FINe> I • can return it to its original position by simply bUIUn)tthe ledge UPIOthe end oftbe."hIrom an 8-h)ot board. il still blade exits. workpiece (rom but· tinlltight against the fence. ruul even if 111t:r~':-.()orighl Onthe base) you may want to support the • best Ior this.. This is simply a rowof ~pac("r~attached between i.good shape. BUIifyou do add a long replacement fence (like th~ one shown On pag~ 3/). keeping the top surfaces 01 the saw table and ledge (lush. blemished.. ting." MASONnt MASONm core door that measures :10" ~ wide and ~O"lung. Icut the spacers oUloIV. Finally.. FENCE SUPPORT LEDGE • It's nOInecessary 10PUIa 101lg table on your radial arm saw ju~t because you wam a long fen. Poshlon the spacers at 7" to 8"' intervals.."e..) PROTfCTtVf SOIJIJ·H)R£l)()(lR. To "".(·this problem. These spacers produce a ser- ness 01 your table and any protective surface.l n. ies 01 l(3)lS between the fence and the CUllingsurface 01 the Shop Note: 1101meh glucworks table. (Slight I).able. and start fresh with a smooth chewed up with repeated cut surface. The ledge also lets you use a stop block beyond the end 26 onhe table. these doors arc SlcnON often available for about $25.. .

there III'(' umeswhcn I USC it for cutting miters. ""-"'.h. Then the saw arm can nlwaysbe k~ptat90' whilethejJg is damped 10 the saw ta bk- c:ulljng miters. But the problem is moving the saw ann from 90 to 45' and back allain. Then clamp the jig down tothe saw table with the . The k·nP.• MilER JIG • AhhoUJ(hI use the radial ann saw mostly (or cross-cutung..hecod of the long It)hold small pieces. Then rip a centered on the bouom "dlle. 2. wood). Align the comers of the guide with one edge of tht base.lIkpi<'Ccs. you can apply a lot of handle is cut from a 12"·lonll leverage on the workpiece piece of 1W.~/~"ply. section against the radial ann The boomerang-shaped saw fence. raise the blad(· 1:V""above ~ '-wide by ~·.~ ". work can begin on Ih. Tt) use this jig.·lhick stock. I'E:o. lightening a wing nul on Ih. multiple pieces (like frame sides) can be cut to a unifonn length. USINGT8EJIG. the fencescan be lock~ in plac e. 1 INSIDE h)FENCE GUIDE 16" - WASJ£ First drill a '. ~'CFig. see Fill. also the table. fenc. WING NUl t. glue a <trip of sand- Fig.> two fences (D). and the guides fomt channels lor the remcvabl . rut ilofLOush with rhe odf'(e of the base tH TSIIl~. screw two outside fence I{uides (e) parallel to the edges of the inside fence !(Uide." 2 COuNTU:SUNK SCUWHOU CfNT'£RfO ON fHfO(NU5 16" .(F crmes.the $lot opens and locks the fence in ltschannel. Ihe fence on Ihe radial ann saw. T" CUI 11 miter.. (I'lle short and lonll S<.· workpiece on the opposite side of the jig. the cross-cur short pieces on lhe workpiece lightl)' a~aillst the r"dial ann saw. 72 Wo"J"Ttlith 27 . and a pair "r removable hardwood fences. I.. Then cut a . No. see Fig.") inside 3l'l'OTnmoda".) Then pull the saw t1u'ougb the workpiece. 2.ee Finally. The long section (about 9") of the bandle keeps your hand away from the blade The paper on each end (If the handle to keep it from sliding on the fence or the workpiece. FENCE )§J 0 .'1CES. Then draw a n·(trenee • one edge."-d~epslot." countersunk conterhne on Ihe base aligned with the saw blade 1'" avoid CUlling Ihrough the jill. After it's screwed down.W1Ot )( ~4"·D£rP lXPANsJoN SlOT (tHftftto ONTHKKNfSS SAFETY HANDLE • • I get uneomfortable when I short section (3") hold.'l'. I. a 60' angie. (The fencescan "" removed when milt'ring a wid.· end of the screw causes the screw head II> slide up into the coumersink. '\')'4'("Ul criucru-!.tI')£. Shop Nolo.'C' my fingers that close to the tions (om. 'l'ilh all f~n<:"guidl-s.thot the fenct'S isn't rl\Sllj~"'-UC~(. butt il again".'lh. It lakes a lot of 6ddlingaround 10 gel il reSCI to CUI a perfect 90' aner cut- comer 011 the centerline.) blade.. Bl damping a stop block 1t) the fenre at U\()end of the workpiece. I. see loig.one. I jusl don 'I like felice. fence RUides (ail cut (rom less than a quarter sheet Of.". ling miters.1le1lin making the jig b)' cuttingthe base (A) to a width of I<lW' and a length oi 21". My sclution was h) build a miter jig. The base damps 10 the mdial arm table. set' Fig.llowkerf tontop of 1111'inside f''''''e guide." NOTE: (UlIO DUIIlfl) llNG'ffi damp the workpiece against the fcuce (This keeps the workpiece from creeping. So I made a safety handle fly placing !. fence j!U:ide (8) and screw it The system for locking the down to the base so itoverhangs fences in place is a simph.hcY''3n be cui long to a square (16" x 11. I rut lite (encc' from a 1\"!" line (that will .As Itslides up. and a third the RUide< screwed in place. TIleS(!lengths of 1'4' hardwood fit in channels formed by the FE.Iilln with the "ide >I1ip of'harrlwood. for Nt'Xi. I Screw these in place with temporary spacers of +'4" stock (the same thickness as rhe The jig consists of a base and fence) sandwiched betwffll the inside and outside guid(_"".) Once in posidon. blade) centered on the lenl. I1<ISE. . first hold or screw hole for a machine screw centered on the bouom "dg e of the fence.

'S lut b)' the sawblack-with started out with an oversize piece of 1Vi'. 4)4" NOlt: CUT BODY BLOCK ' . • BODY BLOCK & PINCH BLOCK The stop block consists or lWO main parts: Then cut a notch for the-pinch block OUIof pinch blork.. 11l<'SC one ~ndo(lh" blank. the next step is to make the (A).· renee."I tilt! radial sa" blade Id' above lho: along the fence.. the body block and H BODYBLOCK) 1 ® 2 NOlt: cui an oversize blank to width to match III" hl'ighl ofthpDol!'h in the body block (2").·ll III order to make cutting these parts with tilt: radial arm saw easier (and safer). radial arm >'II'" the re 's of len a 101of measuring and marking of a workpiece before W place at any point along the renee.radial ann saw (though you no interference> with the motor housing. BiANJ( 2' . it It:'t:o.)'Stem. Ithinku'smore aecu- many hardware stores.. and cut" method leaves room Ior error..u've formed a 2¥.. pinch block (11).!!nut on top of Ih. seepboto..- .OC1< I I t.". To CUI miters.c..·rc·:-. 1. havea table saw. ~ ).. block 10 lock il in sater to rip uic pieces on it. "'Ole..Tomake this pieces act together to make the btock "stop" notch.."long. To d" this...h a P1exil!la. position it in the notch or the body block with tbe:\'t". No" mark th~ pinch block and cut u tu length. STOPBLOC! The stop block is Oleheart oi see page 2T this SI'SI.thkk stOl'kym. I~' 1 CUfF. "measure. BUI if you stf)(:k ~I()Ucan U~ a eomruon zxtt _Tht. 2.a chisel.) = block is available at or through Woods.E. 11ICf('arc IWO partslO thissystcm: a high renee and a stop block that locks onlO Ih. PINOi -BLOCK No." new Ience.. 3 PINCH III..!smlth ® .72 • .. )'OU stack workpieees and the SLOP rate 10 keep uring before each cut. start with a 21'2".OC1( 11. . there's ture for the.. Itrideson uie new feuce several 'L\KISG 11U.. I use a separate jilt. ITo support Ihe longer stock this rente can now handle.. "Ole: The hardware 10 bllilrl cut t hem in a ~inStlepa_" As lonlt as I was replaeinz the fence..you might find Ir easler and a win.. page ~6.Add a match book cover between the fence stock and thc pinch block 10 aCI as a spacer for clearance. 2.you more suriacelo support the back edge or a work. FlXfI'R.m.After the notcb is ttlt in the thick stock for each of ~ICblocks. you'lI cui lhmuJlh the metal measuring tape on (h. Oncethe stop block is tighlen('<i down.lONG .3. 111(' measuromcrn is read throur. vou can cut p...wide by9"·longblank.l11('~ gu~No~-urkI the added this fen. refer to lrolt.lOCK frTS TKIOCNESS- " ~ OFnNCrpws 1'MfCkNW OF SPAC(1t W""..Fig.The new f<onc~i<1aIt~r than the one that comes with most radial arm saws Thisextra hcightgiv. To determine the length of Ihe pinch block...... I de- cided to make illof1!(er."·\\~dl!notch.OM looy &l.-. the radial arm per- mrull'lItly ~I at 90' anyway.. se. to t-tinlinalt' meas- cuulng it to length. """ fig. Then..11brusinl( (or the fenre sandwiched in between. I made I made the SIOI)block from J 12"·tluck it entirely on the radial ann saw.... Plus. FL"CE.. table and make a series of . l smooth offany ridgt.. 'J1iROATOf ~ STOP. mark."'~ page 31 "mRS._.'}! ['raJert SIlI'pri.LANK 28 . 1'0 vliminau. JaQM 9". I added a self-adheslvc measuring taj)(' to (('_'11t"(>. and cut the body block 13.'·.... piece. after piece to uniform length without measuring or marking. and Slop .rlawing kens until yc. Pl:':CIlBLOCK._ • 2"• q.. could adapt itfor a power mlter saw).. you mal' warn to adrl a longer table or support ledge. inche« to the le(t of Ihe saw blade «. One thing needsto Ixsaid here about this system II you ~ng the radial ann to cut miters.RADIAL ARM SAW • Fence & Stop Block hen rulling on tl. Since this is a fix. DOD"mAX To male" the bod" block body block...too. S('(' Fig. But this.<"hair- line' indicator.

-1". see Fig. CIII a piece of ~.. Then temporarily assemble the body block (A) and the Ilinch block (B) with !be spline in place.4 a.--~~ IODY PINCH StoCK "lOCK RWE' DRlll A '-'. This holds the hairline indio." Fig.[FOA 1"..lop block.·tighl~ning the winRnut pinches the block against the fenc!·.torIhal shows the position ofthe stop block on the fence.. UP.. see Fig. To make il readable. SUlCK . 9. 5."x:r' carriage boll. 11RIIJ. sand another bevel on the lower inside edge ofthe bod)' block.counterbore OJl ihe bottom of the pinch bl. I Cui the spline from \oS" ~1asonil" to awidth of"'!' and length of I vi'. ONlY to $l'u. CAaRlAGE 8011 . Next. the hairline indicator rests on a lip (E) of \oS" Masonite.~.-' COlJNTER80JtE. '-\.- DRJU. CI." down from the top. 5. 10 recess the • head of the bolt." COONTtHOlE ' •• OEI'P INDICATOR BLOCK Atu-r the stop block is assembled.' wide and 2 W'long." Masonite.RI'S. to make the hairline indicator (D).anu hinged III the body block with a spline 0(11. INDICATOR 10 BLOCK ® .tocreaiethepinching action sand 3bevelon the-topedgeofthe pinch block. IWR.OY(lSlH . }.UNE. a triangular indicator block is glue"<l10 the side. 8. To erealf the 'pinching" action.' P1exil!las I V.-U<. SCtl£W "OLE. Finally. j\t. see ~Jg.. cut a spline to fu the kerfs. ~. the next step is \(.") shank hoie through the bod) block and pinch block for Ihe It. O. 7a..\\'ith the D). SPUN£ NOTE: I(\I(l fXlIND. see Fig. agaim.. glue it to the front of the indicator block.k.the pinch block is b. Now. . 9. loosely screw the hairline indicator marked side down -10 the indicator block. see rig. I buued the block.}Jf. Note: This hole is larger than the screw to allow for adjusting the SLOp 10the measuring tape later.• ASSEMBLY With the body block (A) and pinch block (8) cuuo size."-<!(-epkerf across the end onhe bod)' bkx:k (AI." kerfs the saute distance from the ends of both pic"". Then raise the saw blade and ('IIIa h"-<!eep kerf on the pinch block (8). Then.s.~E. HOl. you're ready to begin assembling the . see Fig. TIlt' spline fits in kerfs nil in both blocks. Finally. drill a .~. CUi 3 triangle from 102" stock.To anach the PIC'Xlgias.."[J IS'OICATOR. scribe 11 'iairline mark centered on the width of the Plexiglas using an X·Actoknife. 72 WouJsmirh 29 . sec Fig.TSPUNE "F.auached 10 the body block with • carriage IMJh and wing nut..\.'Vdt>dalong ils upper end.l a stopclamped 10the radial ann saw fence. see ~-Ig... lO. see Fig. 4. 6. Position Ibis SlOP It. To prevent il from twisting as irs tightened. see Fig.J" from the saw bladeand (-ut a It.ating kerfs cut. ~'lSE"'H"'Y.fillthe scribe linewithblack inkfrom a feltup marker. see Fig. Once the lip is CUI10 size. To rut these 4 . refer to fig...·!.. see ~ig. HOLTHOI"'~ Next.e ntE SI)U. To make the lndicator block (C). 4a. 7 ASStMaLE ~N04IUXK •• AND IIOOY BlOCK WITH SPUN! IH KtRIS --~ ~ \ =<: ~l - IlVR fOll SAWEMJ o. 4.. Then glue the indicator block (C) 1'0 the leltsideof the body block (A). The pinch block i. drill a 1t4" screw hole centered on its width and IV. 1 Then drill an oversize (~." .. 10 keep built-upsawdust from affecting the accuracy 01 the SLOp. UP No..:\'EI.~DnlF. '>t't' Fig.

... plane or sand out any saw "larks so the self-adhesive measuring tape chamfer.' r~r} nl th.) .0 the screw thai Iiolds th. Set measure the tess piece' against th~measur- block ontc the (eli" e. <l.GHT SlDt-Of STOP 1'0 L(Ft Slot Of &lADE Thelllhrt'ad th~ Lapeund.'ft Then I had to d cc ide thl' le'ngth of f.Nexi. II. or Ill~siz(' ollhe saw tabk .AMfUl all 13 saw Illy fvnev KO" ("ot. 12a...' paper bal'king Irom the rem eod 01 the measurU1J! ta~ I..-<urillj(tape and "zero" the SlOPblock. This provide> non-porous surface (or permanently al· UJpt> tNSf.f varnish to Ihl' edge of LIlt!fence. If the hairline docs ol)l read exacLly wro wben the <lOPis louching th. ".:i· sion was 110\1 tar to go to tile left.u\ or another machine).. To do Ihis.k till' hairline in· dicalor closdy.' blade. . II.1nrt· on rn. . S<'C Fig.' Silln' I wanted Ihe m"lurity "r the (rnet to th.: I'ar mo re 011adding a larger table to your "''' or adding a support ledRe (orth~ fence.. AlTACU T.11t~1lbutt the righl side ing tape .· or replace the saw blade with one Ih31's a different thickness (such as a thin kerf blade) re-adjust the hairline so it s&:e~anaccurate.UTf Qt..Jlt'[urc. 'This i. u." • 1 ~ 30 -.. see I~ll. bas a snloolh surface III .bl".'I~~ 12. 0. 1 ~CAt()" . measurcthetbickness o( ynnr tabh.ADl '" No.tick cu" 1i:1\:lllng tht> sel(·adh~jvt·measuring MEASURING ~(. -..lX'eJ back a couple 14 inches o( th. This or.. (RUfATO P...>r lht' rlexiJ!!as TH[N lOCI( STOP tN PLACE indicator and position the -7£ro· point undt'l' the hairlinv.. wen' \V3S enough room for a ~~'I f.. s<.'Xigl3sin pl:tet. thC.·lision~ 1)(· . in the shop 10 thl" leCl ul Ih" radial arm saw (before a W'.' height of We Ihroal opening in lh.• FENCE \Vilh 111.' There's om' more thinll to keep in mind Any time you remove th~ «ne. nc.OATOF STOPIUXI( CD RlI' TO \\ urm..w leogth a.~ SAW al..A. table.1 line o( sight when rl'adinR th~ta~ measure. left side of the blad. see Fig.'C'C pag..1 d.'fl' ure S(IOlt' dt. fir.u WIDtH VARJU WfUI THtCKNESS OFT~ mad.10 myshop. . see Fig.DCK."..72 • .\lL fENC£. th.' 26..\P":. I used a chamfering bit on Ole router table.I 3 applied a coat (. • • ~ Cl TTO I. Ihe next step is to cut a ~Jt·wid~ chamfer alon~ thetcp edge for th(' measuring tape...'" rip the f. 100.I. 11 VAaN&SH eHAMfOt . re (er It> Fig. ·WIM CHAMfEIl flN(( CH. VIEW) WI" IO~(nlllt edge 10providv a mur..·XI.fence '0 length.. 111"n slide the Plcxigl .'.'. 15 PO$ITIOH HAlRUN£ OvtR ~\ /' liIlO MARKAND T'IGH1'lN SCAm .!1iUaJl)" determined b)' the amount of room there i...and add th..· SLOPblock to th.-stop block complete...' It'ft ~id~ of th. .-. PII. sec ~lg. b1ad..£NG'I11.. you (30 install the fcnre on tI". butYQU <"uld !wvel·rip Ihis on the radial arm saw or table-saw (Shop '01'" lfyou saw the chamfer..1 Ultfence (rum ·~~"~hil:kmaple and chamfered 11 12 CROSS SECTION ISL. d1(. . unlll the hairline is Over Ow ""ro and r"'u~hl("" the S('f('w.. see Fig.J ~ . ~Ow comes th<" We hairline for MY measurement and cut off a piece 01 scrap Then re al test.-ll.«UIIO tinishro size. 13.With the fence locked in place. (You olay h:J\'t: to cut the 111(.Once the varnish dries..) ~11\~ '1. lhal will fil til thl' rl!l'" of the blade flO my C3S<. 26."('1' 10Ihh combined widlh. cut a kt'rl Iltrough lhe [(.LOCK ~ ~ . illdkatcd by the haIrline. CI"\~ffER. 12... firs! fil the stop llS(NG TIlt:: STOI' UI. 14 No'" r~IlI"vc th~ resl of the backing and prK' we tap<' 01111> the (ence.IIC('to the depth ol the table.. TAPE AfI~r the fence i~ installed in the I.' dire. work can begin on We radialarm saw (cocc. 'N~. • NOTE: SUPPOI2T L£DQt MAY a( AOD£D Hllt£ To do this. .' SlOpblock (2"). see Fig.de Ihe IIllallt'Ogth O( J .:."zero" reading (or th(' new blade. the next step is 10attach the me. FENCE fHa.30·)...'asur· iog lape to the lengw or your fence. 111determine tilt' width (height) oflhe (eoct' (~). Now.\ll<-r the tence .Ih Ih~ "Oil block c1nmp<'d in this posilion. 15.' ('tIlling 111(.il should be exactly the same of th..

The feature Ilike most about these calipers is the easy-te-read dial. 0va1bead Pluj!. Marked on the I use dial calipers.. HaJJ Tree Jig Patterns 772-200 HallTn!f Paut!lllS s. and lathe beds. (Note: Wood is not Included.65 ea. The kit includes a clear Plexiglas hairline indkator." LD. ·1fLloog $5.95 adhesive measuring tape.epaltems with in- structions formaking'the Ix'nding jigs forthe Hall Tree (featured on page 10).mag be /oulld ill the/ol/(1Iuwg calalogs. (Hairline on the back side is etched and inked) use on other jigs in our shop.<in four different types ur wood. PIII. ALTERNATE CATALOG SOURCES BY "HONE To order byl1L1iI. Tape Dial CO/ipn'd.95 ihectherhardwarenecessarvtc build tbe Slop.~ 772· 100 \\'aInut Plugs $1.' depth and jaws for both inside and outside measurements.6". Please call <=1.inch. there's a drill and tap cbart on the back. (We're induding one in the Radial Arm Saw Stop Kil above. Some of'these abo have an Inside dial that reads in Standard inch inerements of ~".Jipers 772·300 DialCalipers . Tape WooJsmirh Cherry Tree Toys 61·1-484-13113 PIU9S 31 . The IY'!"·long jaws open 6" widt. I can quickly S.. and half inch. I don't usucalipers that we use in the ally measurcin hundredths ofan 1V. 1j:()O k\1 to &:00 PM or money order. comes out of the planer and the There are also bold hash marks depth and width of holes.) Radial Arm Saw Stop 772-400 Radial Arm Saw Slop lIardw-".ihecalipers are held in a protective case. Dial c.n.·.50 Central Standard'Tlme. quarters. They're also inner dial are divisions of handy for measuring stock as it eighths.J<Xk<mith shop. Hairline lndicator.·.18 $1..SUPPLIES PROJECT • Sources HALLTaEEPATTEaNS \Voodsmith ProjectSuppIJesis off..>:.tr. ~'f'f}(~.ents VISA "rMaster Card ready. Also. the Shook jig' and the ringjig. (lncl\lde$:l.. we u~ la~epla~tif winK nuts with merallnserts.. Send In: WoodsmithProject.Top" \Voodm>rker's Supply of NM 800-767-9999 ~S-9292 Dia! C(1/ip"I"IJ...~ F. bUI we find these 3"·wide wing nuts easier to tighten. .tI" increments..' Kit " $12."$ in hundredths of an inch (set' Alternate Sources. Most of the calipers found in catalogs and sreres have adial lhal m'''''''I'1. Talle Woodcraft 800-225-1153 Ow.) IA r<:Sl<. a 772·~J 0 Right To Left ~1. ORDER INFORMATION • MEASURING TAPE There ate a varicty of uses for a self-adhesive measuring tape..... sales tax: CA residents '-800-444-7002 add 6.Supp~ Allo"~". 72 read a measurement that's ea.ilw' Iiamu'Urt al/d $llpplie.95 OVALHEAD PLUGS \Ve used woodovalhead plugs to cover the counterbored screws on the lIall Tree (page 10) and the Fern Stand (page 20).) MeasuringTItpt. \Vhen plies is offering the same dial working with wood.65 ea.·"')J/. \Voodsmith Project Supplies is offering tapes RADIAL ARM SAW STOP that read from righl 10 lefl and Woodsmith Project Supplies lefl to right." x ZI-!I" Clear uring Tape. • (I) #6 x :V. company/ora t%/og orin/(frmoliml. DIAL CAUPERS 8YMAIL that "4'~" L. hole and are only sold inpack$of25. 1<. They're rna.use the form For CaSlin' service use our ToU enclosed Voith a curreat Issue Free order line. below). andsendwith a check Friday.S6. But by using this dial.IJ~ Trendlines The Woodm>rkers' Store 612-128-2199 Dial ClIlipi"fS. handlilJg and sh'JlI)ing ch3rl:e Before calling... (NOte: The right to is offering a hardware kit for Iht' left tape is 6 feet long and the left Radial Ann Saw Slop shown on 10 right tape (eel 10nl1. (For at VIS'I intervals. Indudcd are plans {or the leg jig. Included are a metal rod for measuring' hoi.!ia. have your with each order. \\·ingl<. and 772-450 left To RighI Meas- i. PII<!JII.<' x I V.! Calipers. a self. They're the same wing nuts we Plrxigl . The \. • 111ey will fit 8 'l'ij".'Ork with. sales UIX. more on calipers. Standard ".. see page 25.. uringTape (Reads righl 10left) • (I) 11.55 772·120 Cherry Plugs $ 1."." x 3" Carriage Bolt • (I) Larg~ Plastic \\jnfr NUL plies is offering these wing nuts \\itll Metal Insert..6S 772-130 Birch Plugs.Threaded To '\rCCllt Large \\ling Nuts 772-403 V4"·20 $L65ea.Bo" 10350 ojJ.oines. Sup- plies is offering these plu. page 28. 770·110 W'·LS $1..l Theycan bemounted on benches. Plllgs. Phone orders or wrire )'our order on a Pl~o:c cal) 1xlp1~edMolldaylhrough o(paper.~.$26.'''rJ/.95 LAROE WING NUTS To secure the fences on the Miter Jig shown on ~e 27.. but have another feature that's especiallyuseful.65 772·110 Oak Plugs $1.thesameas~"..O..'t'·wide self·adhesive steel tape has black numbers and hash marks against a white background.I$~ Oes !\I.95 • (I) Y'!"x6h. Meisel Hardware Specialties 800-441-9870 PIII. \Voodsmith Project Sup• (1) 'I..$L25 The dial calipers offered here are divided by \..SclJ:ildlleSiveMea . 6 fLlong ..50 ca.·a. The accuracyofthcsecahpers is plus or minus .. Woodsmith Project chined from reinforced fiberglass so they're lightweight but strong.."""_'V.uring Tape.")' to .ing fuJ~siJ. lA 50300 '" No.) These marks and Increments \Voodsmith Project Sup. row tables. \Vasher 766·211 ."Bolt • (I) 'I. Pn·CCIf Insfbj(tct to clla"l/(' P. large plastic wing nut..g s. And I can't always recall To accurately measure the thickness of thin strips of wood used inbent lamination projects.0015" and the bezel is adjuSlable. add 4f. d~I." Rh Screw • (l) R6 washer 10 or more til one-size: $1.I find the mosl useful.. FinaU)' .2511. 3" Across to fit 111«'(/ different bolt sizes. Youcan bwld this jig with standard metal wing nuts.

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