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Larry: How do you view your
relationship with woodworking-
tool manufacturers?
Dave: I think that we've earned
the respect of manufacturers by
treating their products fairly,
while being honest with our
readers about the performance of
those tools.
Larry: Do you ever get surprised
during the course of your testing?
Dave: When I go into a test with
preconceived notions about this
or that tool, they invariably get
blown out of the water.
Dave said quite a bit more dur-
ing our chat, but I think you get
the idea. He's serious about try-
ing to get at the facts so you. can
make informed tOOl-buying deci-
sions, Thanks for doing a great
job, Dave!
To see yet another woodwork-
ing side of this interesting guy,
please tum to page 68, and there
you'll find Bill Krier's article
chronicling Dave's exploits as a
fearless backyard sawyer. It's fun,
fascinating reading.•
Tool-testing expert Dave Henderson in his shop
testing a group of routers for an upcoming
Issue of magazine.
Ever since I met Dave
Henderson several years ago
here at the WOO.De magazine
offices, I've had a lot of
respect for him. He's resource-
ful, self-made, smart, knowl-
edgeable, a good family man,
and if that weren't enough,
he's one of our two indepen-
dent product testers. (You met
our other tool expert, Bob
McFarlin-The Dynamometer
Man-in the August 1996 issue.)
I recently caught up with Dave
at his workshop as he was testing
some routers for an upcoming
issue. And I thought you might be
interested in learning a little bit
about his tool-testing philosophy
via our discussion.
Larry: Correct me if I'm wrong
here, but you are not making a
fortune testing tools for us.
Dave: That defmitely would be a'n
accurate Slatement.
Larry: So what's your motivation
for doing this work?
Dave: Over time, I've spent a lot
of money on tools that marketing
people have done an excellent job
of selling, btl[ that in real life
don't live up to the advertising.
Larry: What are you trying to
accomplish for our readers as you
do your testing?
Dave: I hope readers use the
information Bob and I provide to
buy the best tool for their money.
I understand that most of our
readers aren't rich and that they
can't afford [0 waste money.
Product
Tester
He's One
Grrreat
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ISSUE NO. 97 JUNE 1997
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Woodworking projects in this issue
36 Planter/bench
Build and arrange the modular components
here to create an exciting outdoor living area.
47 Avian acres
Treat the birds with our farmland feeder.
54 Potting center
Please a gardener with this handy workstation.
57 On-the-money
tenoning jig
Cut tenons quickly and
easily on your lablesaw
with this precision work-
shop project.
76 Natural-born knocker
Put this woodpecker to
work on your front door.
68 Saw and save
See how one man cuts thousands of board feet
from logs using an inexpensive chainsaw mill.
62 MOrlise-and-tenon joinery
Learn a simple and reliable approach for making
the most time-honored joinery in woodworking.
42 What a difference a day makes
Visit The Woodworkers' Place, a unique adult
woodworking class in Pasadena, California.
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50 How to edge-joint bowed stock
Try our techniques for salvaging bent boards.
31 A pro at production
Discover how a California woodworker shaped
a profitable business in architectural turnings.
72 WOOD index
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SHORT-SUBJECT FEATURES
1 The Editor's Angle 22 Tool Buyer's Update
4 Talking Back -::2:-::4:---:-,AS:,:k'--W:..:...o0"'O"'D-,---=--,--- _
9 What Woodworkers Need To Know 78 Where Safely Begins
14 TIps From Your Shop (And Ours) 81 Wood Anecdote
20 Great Ideas For Your Shop 102 Tool Industry Insider
104 Finishing Touches
1bis issue's cover wood grain: norther" while cedar
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Templates for signs
just a mouse-click away
The home comput-
er will work won-
ders as a source for
templates and
alphabet patterns
that woodworkers
can use with
the "You Can
Be a Sign-
Making jig
shown in the November 1996
issue. I frequently use my drawing
programs to produce a variety of
number and alphabet patterns. I
print out the letters to the
required size, use spray adhesive
to glue the paper template to a
suitable board, and then scroLisaw
the letters to shape. Only your
imagination will limit the size and
variety yOli can achieve.•
-11Jerot/J. A//tlrews, Aberdeell, Md.
JET dust collector
has steel impeller
In our review of
dust collectors in
the April 1997
issue, the chart on
page 63 contained
incorrect informa-
tion. The JET
DC650, which was
selected as a Top
Value among the
I-hp collectors,
has a steel-plate
impeller, not a
plastic impeller as
noted in the chart.
4
Stamping line
Another pointer for
driving nails
I just fmished reading your article
"What Woodworkers Need to
Know: A Few Points on Nails" in
the January 1996 issue. However,
your article didn't mention this
basic method for driving a nail and
not splitting the wood: You can
position a nail so that it cuts the
wood grain rather than separates it.
This technique works because aU
nails are made by stamping. This
produces nails that have two
rough and normally sharp edges
and two opposite smooth edges on
the point. When you position the
rough, saw-tooth edges across the
grain, the nail will act as a chisel
and slice through tIle wood grain.
If you have difficulty telling the
edges on the point apart, take a
look at the nailhead. There you
will see a stamping line. This line
lies in the same plane as the sharp
edges of the nail. As you set the
nail to drive it into the wood,
align this stamping line across the
grain. It'll soon become a habit.
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More phone numbers
In our review of rip fences in the
February 1997 issue, we did not
mention two toll-free phone num-
bers. You can reach Voss
Technologies, maker of the Pro-
Rip and Evolution 1, at 800/386-
5883. And, to reach the folks at
RRR Safety Products, maker of the
Vac-U-Fence, caU 888/822-8336.
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Be sure, tOO, to keep the back of
the blade flat all the way to the
cutting edge. If it curves up as
shown in the illustration below
left, the chisel may be hard to
control and won't cut cleanly.
PUlling chisels to work
Chisels handily meet many work-
shop situations. But, leave such
things as opening paint cans or
prying off door and window trim
to the proper tool. You can use
the chisel to clean off dried glue
squeeze-out, pare down a tenon
to fit a mortise, or trim a plug
flush to a surface. Here are some
other chores where the chisel
comes in handy:
Names are not important
Over the centuries names by the
hundreds have been heaped
upon chisels. You'll hear refer-
ences to the firmer chisel (an
ordinary, general-purpose chisel
with a blade 3-5" long), butt chis-
el (a shorter chisel)Jraming chis-
el (a wider, heavier one), mortise
chisel (a longer version), paring
chisel (one. with a long, flexible
blade), and more.
But when you're buying chisels,
those names don't mean much.
You'U do better to pick a chisel by
looking at it and assessing how
weU it fits your needs than by rely·
ing on a name. A blade of high-
carbon steel and a durable handle
are the most important features.
Keep chisels sharp
Don't even try to use a dulJ chisel.
Hollow grind the edge on a grind-
ing wheel, maintaining the factory
bevel angle. Then hone the blade
on a flat oilstone or waterstone,
using a sharpening jig such as the
one shown below.
top and anolher in place of the
brass ferrule allhe bottom.)
Even though the chisel dates back to the dawn of wood-
working, it can still do a lot of things for you today.
Chisels
Still handy after all these years
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up at edge
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hoop on
some handles
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Cutting edge
Simplicity in itself
Tools don't come much simpler
than the chisel, as shown below.
Though the drawing shows one
with a wooden handle, many
today feature plastic handles.
Plastic handles absorb shock and
resist deformation at the end
when driven by a mallet, making
them ideal for general shop use.
(fhe chisels in the WOOD3 maga-
zine shop have plastic handles.)
If you buy a wooden-handled
chisel and you'll be using a mallet
on it, look for one with a leather
washer between the bolster and
the handle to help absorb shock.
A steel hoop around the top of
lhe handle minimizes mushroom-
ing. (Stouter double-hooped han-
dles feature one steel hoop at the
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Dadoing
Cut Ihe sid•• at the dado to depth
with • backuw Of chisel. Then, elM,
out the w••te with. chisel of
prls'e width. A scrapwood gauge
block, ahown, guide. the chl ••l
streight Into (he end 01 lhe dado lor a
Ilat bottom. (You don't need It 88 you
cut farther In.) To bring the top of the
gauge block flush wIth the bottom of
the dado, shim It with a 3x5" notepad
opened to the required thickness. Cut
from both ends 10 prevent learout.•
cut InIo 1M... of ... MbNI (""'1).
Town ... botIom of the nIbbet,. tum
the chl ••1 over end work with the
beYeI n.t agaInat the wood.
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Chisels
Squartl1ll comers
The chINI iJakMe for equarIng up COl'"'
Mfa, .. In thle rout_ rabbeL Flrd,
hold'" ch.... NrUcalIJ 10 make. cut
••tendlng each aide to the corner
("fI). TMn, the wute wtth •
Inletting hardware
Set hinges and other hardware into
shaUow mortises so they'U sit flush
with the surface. Trace the item's out-
line on the wood with a knIfe blade.
Holding the chisel perpendicular to
the surface with the back of the blade
to the line, cut to the required depth.
Then, clean out the shallow mortls.e
with the chisel. Here you work with
the bevel down.
Pl10tographs:]ohn Helherlnglon IIlUSlratlons: Ro""nne I.cMoll1e
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Rear-wheel anti-lock b r a k e s ~ r e
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Andfor extra control when
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you can opt jorfour-
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when you do
something good, it's
nice when the experts
notice. And getting a
big pat on the tailgate
for it is even nicer.
To those who know Dodge trucks,
Dakota's slew ofbest·in·class
designations, from interior space to
available towing capacity, didn't
exactly come as a surprise. Still,
winning Sport Truck magazine's
1997 Sport Truck of the Year award
in the face of world·class competi-
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The new Dodge Dakota
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The taut, precise,
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the all-new Dodge
Dakota was another
pleasant surprisejor
Sport Truck magazine's
test-drivers
ortTIuc a
Funny, we weren't surprised.
Dakota Club Cab's roomiest-in-class
interiorfeatures aforwardjacing
rear bench. with enough hip room to
seat three across. Your passengers
will be beside themselves
with comfort.
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The New D ~ D ~ o t a ~
It's full of surpnses. ~ \.! ;1
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Dakota's plastic parts
for the day they can be
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of the erwironmenI.
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We call it cargo. You call it stuff. Whatever
you call it, there's more roomfor it in the
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other truck in its class.
You can opt for a premium
Injiniry'IJ stereo system with
cassette and CD player in
the new Dodge Dakota.
Eight speakers in six
locations kick out some real
concert-quality sound.
High-strength steel door beams
give you the feeling ofbeing in a
real secure place.
eYear:'
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As our Top Shop
Tip winner, Mu
receive. a Maklta
6233DWAE 14.4-
von, 0/1- cordle.s
driver drill kit.
Congratulations,
Max.
a short rod through each one.
Short pieces of plastic tubing
pushed onto the ends of the rods
keep them from sliding out.
The coupling nuts give me easi-
er access for adjustments to the
vise. And the rod provides greater
torque for tightening,
and loosening. I:
$Ira""
OM/be, /(a".
Carriage bott
'f.' hole
'f." plastic tubIng
3f," long
Socket and drill quickly drive home eyescrews
One weekend I had to install adapter in my cordless driU, and
more eyescrews than I wanted to got busy. It made short work of
do by hand. So I found a hex an otherwise tedious job and left
socket that fit snugly over the me time for other projects.
eyescrews, installed a socket -Ro" rye, Yorba Linda, Calif.
Coupling nuts end
drill-press fumbling
I make wind chimes for gifts,
using copper or aluminum tubing
suspended from an oak tOp.
Before I can tie the tubes to the
wood, I have to drill holes in
them. And believe me, those holes
have to be in exactly the right
spot so everything lines up. That
means I have to frequently reposi-
tion the vise on my drill-press
table, which always had me fum-
bling around the thick table sup-
ports with a wrench. I finally
decided, -There's got to be a bet-
ter way.-
I bought two coupling
nuts, 1Y.!- long, to replace
the nuts on the carriage
bolts that hold the vise in
place. Then I drilled holes
through the coupling nuts
near the bottom end and pUI
Top Shop TIp winner Mn Strain
shows off his prizewinning Idea.
Our Top Shop Tip winner for
this issue spends his weekdays
teaching science at Pioneer
Trail Junior High School in
Olathe, Kan. Outside the class-
room, he devotes much of his
extracurricular time and sum-
mers to woodworking.
Max Strain, 45, specializes in
building wind chimes and fold-
ing deck chairs, and the need
for drilling consistently spaced
holes led to his winning tip. In
the summertime, he nms a one-
man deck-building service.
Your solulion 10 a particular
woodworking problem may be
worth $40. If ii's selected as
the Top Shop Tip, you'll win a
tOol prize valucd at $250 or
more, and wc'lI include your
photo in this column. To sub-
mit a tip, send a leiter, includ-
ing yOllr daytime phone num-
ber, with a pholo or drawing of
your idea, to:
Tips from Your Shop
(And Ours)
Magazine
1912 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, 1A 50309·3379
We try to publish original shop
tips, so please send your idea
only to WOOD magazine. Also
note that we cannot return sub-
missions. Thanks!
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TIPS FROM YOUR SHOP lAND OURS)
Place hose
clamps
around
drum for
several days.
Loosen arbor
completely.
kerf centered on the tenon and
extending about three-quarters of
its length.
I glue the tenon in the hole,
then insert a screw through the
back of the stock and into the slot
in the tenon. When you tighten
that screw, the tenon expands
slightly and fits the hole as snug
as can be. I have never had a
dowel or Shaker peg work loose,
no mauer how many coats I've
hung on it.
-Joh" A. Casto, MarfintOll, W. Va.
CotlUt,ued 011 page 18
how can yOll make sure it stays
put for years to come? Here's my
solution to keep pegs in place.
With a Forstner bit, I drill a
hole of the correct diameter
and depth to receive the
tenon of the peg. Then, I
drill a W' hole the rest
of the way through
the stock, using the
dimple left by the
Forstner bit as a guide.
Next, I use a bandsaw
or handsaw to cut a thin
Glue tenon into hole
and secure with screw.
Cut a thin sawkerf
into tenon of peg.

Screw
Screw keeps Shaker pegs from working loose
Installing a Shaker peg or dowel
for a coatrack or similar project
takes only a minute or two, but
Co"Unuedfrom page 14
Clamps squeeze sanding drums down to size
I learned the hard way that you drum back to its proper size. I put
should release the tension on a hose clamps near each end of the
drum sander when you've fin- drum, tighten them, and leave
ished using it. Otherwise, the rub- them in place for a couple of
ber drum remains in its expanded days. They squeeze the drum back
shape and future sleeve changes into shape and let you slide the
prove difficult. Fortunately, I sleeve right off.
found an easy way to shrink the -J.1)(wld Patchell, Frankfort, }IId.
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• Want a jig fixture for a table-
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affected by seasonal humidity
changes? Find out what we
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on our tenoning jig (page 57).
- Need to add or replace a cur-
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Alligator clip's "bite"
replaces apron ties
It'S inconvenient to reach behind
your back and tie the strings
every time you put on your shop
apron, especially if you suffer
from arthritis. I simplified things
by tying those strings one last
time and then cutting one string
where it attached to the apron.
With an aUigator dip fastened to
that loose end, putting on the
apron couldn't be easier.
-Ke" Houull, St. Charles, In.
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Several new kids on the gluing block
Lately, hardly a month goes by wiLhout a new wood-
working glue entering the marketplace. While some
are variations on a theme, others stand out for their
breakthrough technology. To help you make sense
of it all, I rounded up five recent entries (pictured at
right) and put them through some real-world tests.
Here's what I found.
Note: You may also want to check out the test
results on pages 70-73 in the June 1995 issue of
WOOD<ID magazine. 1n thtlt tlrtlc/e, I looked
at five new entries, including Elmer's
Weather-rite Wood Glue, Titebond /I Wood
Glue, Rooelear, Gorill(l Glue, and Excel ':-=0:;:;'
Polyurethane Wood Glue.
PRODUCT SCORECARD
After using the ProBond Wood
Glue in my shop, I rank it even
with other yellow glues in wet
tack and final strength. I especial-
ly like the container's offset trian-
gular-shaped spout, which easily
reaches into corners and tight
spots. You're less likely to lose the
large, orange cap, and the bottle's
wide-mouth, screw-on top makes
it a cinch to refill without spills.•
by Da/.'e HendeF'$QN
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
use the glue sparingly because it
foams more than twice as much as
the polys we tested earlier.
22
Titebond wood Molding Glue
Applying ordinary yellow glues to
finish trim, crown moldings, base-
boards, and so forth has always
been a messy business. So, I'm
sure that professional and hobby-
ist woodworkers alike will appre-
ciate this new glue's high wet
tack-a glue's initial wet holding
power-and qUick set tUne.
I intentionally applied an excess
amount of glue to check run resis-
tance and was surprised at how
much overload there can be
bdore it actually runs. Surplus
glue also didn't seem to affect the
set up time, which at 65 degrees
Fahrenheit was about 30 minutes.
Titebond Wood Molding Glue
dries with a slight brownish tint,
and it fills gaps that most other
products won't. Unfortunately,
you can't use it for outdoor proj-
ects or in high-moisture areas.
PL Premium wood Glue
Several things impressed me
about PL Premium Wood Glue.
For starters, unlike some other
polyurethane glues, it resisted
running and dripping. Not only
that, but this 100 percent water-
proof product exhibits good ini-
tial tack, and low foaming com-
pared to some other polys.
I did notice a tendency for it to Titebond Wood Molding Glue
stay more pliable for a long time, PerfollTlarlUi * * * * *
and in fact, it never did get as Prlu About $3.15for&cn.
hard as others. This could be an Value * * * * *
advantage in situations where Titebond Polyurethane Glue
there will be a lot of movement. PerformaMce * * * * *
I also like the fact th,lt this glue Price Al:>out $6.25 for 8 oz.
comes in 4-oz. containers as well *
Vlllue ****
as 8-, 16-, and 32·oz. sizes. Since
Fr:lllklin lluerll:1tioll:1l. 2020 Bruck
you use polyurethane glues spar- Strcct, Columbus, OH 43207. CIII
ingly and they have a limited shelf 800/6694583.
Titebond Polyurethane Glue life-typically a year-the glue in PL Premium Wood Glue
While Franklin has sold Titebond larger bottles often goes to waste.
II as a water-resistant outdoor PerformaMe. * * * * *
glue, it touts this new Elmer's ProBand Ultra Prlu A"out $4,49 for 4 oz.
polyurethane as its first 100 per- Polyurethane Glue and Value * * * * *
cent waterproof glue for the ProBand Wood Glue ChcmRex, 889 Valley Park Dr..
home woodworker. I found the As the name implies, Elmer's touts Sh2kopcc, MN 55379. Call 800/
company's no-drip claim accu- both of these products as part of 433-9517.
rate-the glue almOSt refused to the company's first industrial- Elmer's ProBond Ultra
run. The cure time was approxi- strength line of wood glues. I'm Polyurethane Glue
mately 2 hours at 65 degrees and glad that attention has been PerfOmlarlUi * * * * tl
70 percent humidity, and the turned to the professional market. Prlu f9.99 for 8 cn.
squceze-out proved easy to sand In my test of the polyurethane Value * * * * tr
and scrape without loading. glue, I judged it comparable to the Elmer's ProBond Wood Glue
If you need a poly product for other polys I've tested. It exhibit- * * * * tr
overhead work or in areas where cd about the same degree of foam- Price Al:>out $4.50 for 12 oz.
drips or runs would be disastrous, ing, and was roughly equivalent in V.lue * * * * tr
try this product. But be sure you strength as well.
L Elmer's Products, ISO East Broad St.,
. Columbus, OH 43215-3799. Call
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At the center ot the caul,
align the strip with the edge.
48" long clamping caul)
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Medium density
fiberboard sheets to
be laminated
END VIEW
j::=
2x4 clamping cauls"" \=:
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Ills' taper per foot from center
(l/s'taper at each end tor
tion below. Remember, do not apply excessive
pressure to the clamps-doing so can create glue-
starved areas in the lamination.
l/SX3/4 x SO" hardwood strip
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MARKINGTHE TAPER
ON A 48" CAUL
Dan, any polyvinyl (white) or aliphatic resin (yel-
low) glue will work with MDF. Begin by applying
an even coat of g1t.le to the surface of one piece of
MDP. Use a scrap of wood or a plastic spatula to
even Ollt the glue layer. Next, place the second
piece of MDF in place and align the edges of the
two pieces.
Apply weight or pressure evenly to hold the two
layers together. In the WOOD magazine shop, we
usually use clamps and clamping cauls to do this.
As shown in the illustration at right, a chlmping
caul is a board with one slightly tapered edge that,
as you tighten, applies pressure to the middle first,
and then to the outer edges. Make your clamping
cauls by following the instructions in the illustra-
tion shown below.
Distribute the pairs of clamping cauls about every
foot along the MDF pieces as shown in the ilIustra-
STEP 1. Rip a 48' stralght2x4 down to 2
1
/2' wide.
STEP 2. Place a nail In thll center tar enough back so the
strip will align with the edge of the caul.
STEP 3. Place a nail in one end, 1/4" trom the edge.
STEP 4. At the opposite end, make a mark 1/8' from the
edge and place the strip between the nails.
STEP 5. Hold the tree end of the strip on the l/S' mark.
then mark the taper from the center nail to the
end of the caul.
STEP 6. Repeat steps 3·5 to mark the other half. Then
shape the taper using an edge sander or plane.
Another reason to make
some clamping cauls
J want to laminate two layers of MDF (medium
density fiberboard) to make a rottter-table top.
Then, I'll cover both sides with plastic laminate.
What type ofglue works best with M D } < ~ and how
should / clamp the two pieces to obtain an even
lamination?
COl/trill/cd 011 page 26
24 WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
Conlllllll!dfi-om /mgf! 24
Steaming out a dent
I.have an antique table that just
sustained a dent from a falling
plate. Can you suggest a way to
correct this problem?
-l.tlwretlce F. Raw/e, Everett, Wash.
On bare wood, place a dampened
cloth right over the dent. Then
position the tip of a heated iron on
the cloth. You'll hear a sizzling
sound as the steam is forced into
the wood. Remove the iron and
cloth, and aUow the wood to sit for
a few minutes. If the marred area is
still depressed, repeat the steaming
process as needed.
A word of warning: do not sand
around a dent before attempting to
raise it. Otherwise the compressed
fibers in the dented area will
expand more than the surrounding
surface fibers. This leaves the for-
merly dented area raised above the
table surface.
A third approach to dealing with
the dent in the table is to leave it
alone. This will add to the charac-
ter of the table. Just imagine one of
your descendants saying "There's
the dent great-great-grandfather
put in the table back in
YOll can raise the dent in the table
by applying hot water or steam to
the compressed wood fibers. This
causes the fibers to swell, bringing
the surface of the dent closer to
level with the tabletop.
To do this on finished wood, we
suggest you apply a drop of boiling
water to the dent with an eyedrop-
per, and allow it to seep into the
compressed fibers. Careful applica-
tion of the water will limit the area
in need of refinishing after you
raise the dent.
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-Dcw/d POlUefl, Ke1lsftlgIQII, Cmmdtl
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andlasts up to 10times longer. Yousimplycan't get
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Dave, sandpaper takes place when the
dust particles become trapped between the abra-
sive and the workpiece. Loading also occurs when
glues, finishes, or resins in the wood bond with the
sandpaper's surface. This bonding occurs because
of the heat generated through friction.
Unfortunately, this kind of loading can be a serious
problem when using power sanders. Although rub-
ber cleaners help clean belts and discs loaded with
dust, they don't do much good when glues, finish-
es, or resins create the loading. We suggest you do
three things.
First, try using variable-speed sanders. By slOWing
the speed, especially when sanding end-grain, you
will generate less heat, and this will reduce the
problem of resinous loading and burning. Second,
keep things mOVing, either the sander or the work-
piece, and use the full width of the disc or belt to
avoid building up heat in a single spot.
Third, use open-coated or stearated abrasive mate-
rials. Open-coated papers work well when the load·
ing occurs because of dust. Chris Minick, a 3M lab
technician, explains the difference between closed·
coated and open-coated papers:
papers have a surface that's completely covered
with mineral grains. But, open-eoated papers only
have 40 to 70% coverage, leaving free space that
allows dust to escape."
Stearated abrasives have a coating simjlar to soap
(appearing as a whitish or gray film on the paper)
that also reduces clogging, especially when work-
ing with recycled or resinous woods. However,
stearates are not always compatible with water-
based finishes. So, be sure to clean the work sur·
face with a rag dampened with mineral spirits
before finishing. Stearated papers come under dif-
ferent labels such as 3M's Fre-eut, Norton's No-Fill,
and Klingspor's PS33.•
Wanted: longer-lasting
sandpaper products
J use thin strips of
imbuia (Braztlian
walnut) for making
the puppets / build.
However, when I
round over the ends
to make the puppets'
joints, my sanding
disc quickly fills with
dust and resins, ruin-
ing the disc and burn-
ing the edges of the wood. And, my rubber disc
cleaner seems to have little effect. What can I do
to reduce this problem?
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CATALDOI
o
California woodworker
Gail Redman makes
her living at the lathe,
turning anything that
fits between centers
S
he stands seemingly trans-
fixed to the big lathe, her
right hand gripping the
gouge, her left guiding its cutting
edge along the cedar 6x6. There's
little noise except for the steady
hum of the machine and the
shearing by the [Ool's sharpened
tip as it removes wood.
Suddenly, the nerve-jangling
sound of the shop's doorbell inter-
rupts. In response, Gail Redman
puts down her turning tool and
steps toward the entryway that
Icads to the strect. WGood morn-
ing, ~ says the perky 51-year-old
after unlocking the stilkhained
door and peering oul. Precautions
such as this arc necessary in the
somewhat seamy side of San
Francisco's MissOD district.
"Mornin', G a i J , ~ says the brawny
man in jeans and crisp work shin.
Under his arm he cradles a wood-
en staircase baluster antiqued by
time and weather. ~ W a m to see
how much it'll cost me to have
you turn a dozen of these, ~ he
says, explaining his presence. .
On a regular weekday, the occur·
rence above may be repeated two
or three limes in the shop of
architectural woodlurner Gail
Redman. But a busy weekday
includes a dozen such imerrup-
tions. "The drawback to this busi-
ness is the 'I-want-it-yesterday'
demands of most contractors,"
says Gail after her customer
departs with his quote. "They
ConnnllN
Left Inset: The Victorian baluster next to Gall Redman represents the type
of work that has kept her In business as a professional woodturner.
A PRO AT PRODUCTION
Above: After an elapsed time of 15 minutes since mounting the woo
lathe, Gall puts the finishing touches on the cedar baluster.
began seeking a woodworking
job. "Auckland was like the com-
mercial woodrurning capital of
the world," she comments. "It
was unbelievable to see so much
handwork there, even in 1974."
What Gail found was a turning
industry dedicated to spindles for
furniturc. And she hadn't traveled
all that way to turn chair and table
legs. "I wanted to be a bowl turn-
er like Bob Stockdale and others I
admired," she recalls.
Bowls, though, weren't in the
cards. Yet, Gail ended lip in an
cnviable learning simation.
"There was a company called
Matloe Woodturning," she
explains. "Dave Wilcox ran the
woodturning shop. He had been
trained in England and was with-
out a doubt tlle best woodturner
I'd ever seen. He had four other
woodturners, all young men in
apprenticeship. I'd never turned
anything between centers in my
life, but Dave took me under his
wing and clued me in on a couple
The journey to down under
Refreshed by evenings in the high
school woodworking shop, Gail
managed to continue teaching for
a few more years, balancing it
whh travel to Africa and soutllern
Asia. Finally, she felt she was
ready for a move.
"I had continued to learn how to
rurn plates and bowls-the usual
stuff, b Gail explains. ~ T h e n , a fur-
nituremakcr friend pushcd me
into pursuing it. And an old friend
who had immigrated to New
Zealand encouraged me to come
down for a look. He claimed that
there was a lot of woodtllrning
going on down there. So I packed
up and headed for New Zealand.
Only I took the long way around. ~
In a nine-month period, Gail vis·
ited Japan, all of Southeast Asia,
and Indonesia. Finally arriving in
Auckland, New Zealand, she
Above: The historic Higgins House In Oakland, California's
Preservation Park features period balusters turned by Gail.
never seem to have their act
together, so I'm constantly under
pressure to get turnings out. Yet I
do love my work, and so far I've
never gotten bored with it."
Although she now modestly
claims the title of the nation's
only female architectural wood·
turner eAt least I've not heard of
another who does production
work"), Gail began her wood-
working career in the shop of an
evening aduh education class in
the late I96Os. "I was teaching at
the elementary levd in some of
the San Francisco Bay Area's
(Gughest districts, ~ she recalls.
"To reduce stress, I took wood-
working, and discovered wood-
turning. ~ Yct for Gail, it was years
and thousands of adventurous,
globe-trotting miles later before
she would permanently senle into
a sntnce at the lathe.
32 WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
Above: The freshly turned newel posts on the cart are destined for
Installation on a restoration staircase In San Francisco's Pacifica dis-
trict. Behind are balusters for a Victorian porch railing.
Below: Gail turned hundreds of Victorian
balusters for Oakland's Preservation Park.
The entry stairs of the Remillard House dis-
play another one of the many styles of turn-
ings used in the Victorian era.
of things. One was 'Forget bowl
turning. Between centers is where
the work is.' The other thing was
that I had better learn to turn his
way, or nOt at all. So I became his
protegee, and he became God. n
According to Gail, the overhand-
ed turning technique she learned
(with her left hand on top of the
rool shaft) provides more control.
It rook a while to master. ~ I soon
discovered that when you make a
mistake in spindle turning, it pro-
duces a click sound. And when
the other turners heard me make
it, they would harass me with cat-
calls. It was all good-hearted, but
pressure just the same. ft
Gail stayed at the lathe in
Auckland for a year and a half
before deciding that it was time to
leave. In 1976 she returned home
with new skills.
Round and round: The
business of woodlurning
Back in the Bay Area, the newly
trained turner soon found a job at
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
the Haas Wood & IvolJ' Company,
a San Francisco firm that special-
ized in architectural woodturning.
As Gail recalls, ~ T h e i r master
woodturner was an elderly haJjan.
Even though he had learned
woodturning in Italy, his style was
very much like that of Dave
Wilcox, the Englishman 1 learned
from in New Zealand. ft
And there was little difference
between the work, except for the
wood. Down under, Gail had
turned strictly mahogany. In San
Francisco, it was redwood and a
little poplar. "But there were the
same beads, flats, coves, ogees,
and vase-shaped designs," she
says. "Once you have the shapes
down, the material doesn't matter
much. A spindle is a spindle,
whether it's a table leg or a balus·
ter. It's all spindle turning." Gail
remained there about a year
before she was laid off due to a
slowdown in business.
Inspired by necessity, she decid-
ed to set up shop. "I bought my
first lathe from an old machinist
I'd met in New Zealand," she says.
"When it arrived, a cabinetmaker
friend of mine built the bed. It
took a number of months to get
the shop going, even after I
bought a bandsaw, sander, drill
press, and other tools."
To dnlm lip work for her turning
business, Gail went door-to-door
in San Francisco, calling on archi-
tecls, contractors, and interior
designers. She printed flyers and
cards, and sought referrals. "I'd
see about four or five people a
day," she remembers. "In those
days, 50 balusters would have
been a huge order, but I'd get 30.
I'd see a contractor working on a
Victorian building aod introduce
myself. To this day I've still got
customers I met that way."
More than 20 years later, Gail
speaks with a confidence built
from experience. "When I first
started, I charged $15 per hour
and it took me 25 minutes to turn
a baluster. But you learn to get
COllfllll/ed.
33
A PRO AT PRODUCTION
'; t·
-,$- • f:
, I,
'.
fast when you go into business for
yourself," she says, smiling.
I get about three times that and
do one in from S to 15 minutes,
depending on its intricacy."
Architectural turnings for
restorations represent about SO
percent of Gail's work. Yet, she
still maintains one motto that
states, job is too small." So
she turns everything from table
legs to door and cabinet pulls.
Twenty-three years of woodrurn-
ing has, however, made her more
selective. "I've paid my dues
doing the grunt work," the wood-
turner laughs. I let my
helper do all the boring produc-
tion jobs. I do the setup and turn
the first one, then leave him
alone. Otherwise, I like the smaU
runs and the pro{Qtype jobs that
have to be accurate. A woodtum-
er has to have a good eye and be
able to measure a sixteenth of an
inch at a glance. That's why I do
the intricate things. I also turn aU
the big stuff, like porch posts.
And I conduct the business."
Turning "big stuff' is the main
reason that Gail has always had
shop space in conjunction with a
cabinetmaker or furnituremaker.
"At times I need big machines to
saw, plane, or joint and get my
wood to finished rough dimen-
sions," she explains. For the past
14 years Gail has followed that
philosophy by renting space from
Richard Gatti, a locally renowned
furnituremaker who specializes in
high-end commission pieces.
Tools made to last
Gail's first lathe still occupies
space in her woodturning shop as
a fond reminder of New Zealand.
Her assistant now uses i(.
The focus of her turning,
though, is the SW-bed Dominion
lathe. The warning label that
reads "Do not adjust whilst
machine is indicates its
English origin.
A friend of mine had told me
about the company, so I called
them in Halifax and had it built to
my specifications," notes Gail.
"When they were putting it
together, I had to talk to them a
lot because they had never made a
lathe with variable speed before.
With the clear vision of hind-
sight, Gail now wishes she had
SHOP-MADE CENTER FINDER
Outside nails
protrude 'h'
:v.o plywood
Hardwood knob ....
2'4"-diameler
A B r.
5'/2" 4
3
116" 5
7
/8" 7
3
/8"
3
1
/2" 2'3/11,1"
.-
4
7
/8"
2
1
/2" 21{16" 2
15
118" 3
7
/8"
1
1
/2' 1'/2" 2
1
/8' 2
7
/8"
Gail uses these easily built tools
to quickly find and mark the
centers of stock-dimension
turning squares. Simply place
the finder over an end of the
wood, move it around until it
fits snugly, then press or tap
the knob to mark the center.
What turning tools
do you need? Gail has
some advice
For a basic set of woodturning
tools, Gail suggests the follow-
ing: "For roughing out small
stock, such as a 3X3, I suggest a
I" gouge. But if I had to have
only one tool, it would be my
W' gouge because I can do
everything with it. O(course, it
would take me longer, but I
could do it all-coves, beads,
even flats-they wouldn't be as
flat as if I did them with a skew
chisel, but it will work. Then,
I'd add a gouge, and a good
parting tool. And always buy
decent tools made of high-
speed steel."
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Gall has her turnIng 10015 handmade In New Zealand of high-carbon sleel. She turns
the plain, but hardworking, long-and-slrong handles that she prefers.
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
"Hey, I don't want to be automatic, I was
trained to be a turner, and that would be a sellout."
ordered a 10' bed. She has lost
business because she couldn't
turn 10' posts. BtU all in all, she's
satisfied. $6,500 I got every-
thing, including the shipping,
she adds. "The American equiva-
lent would be an Oliver, and they
start at about $10,000."
Many, if not most, production
woodtuming shops employ dupli-
cating lathes. Gail only briefly
thought about following suit.
looked into buying one after I got
hurt one time," she says. "But I
must admit I don't have a knack
for mechanics, and that m;lchine
pul me off a bit. Then I said, 'Hey,
I don't want to be automatic.' I
was trained to be a turner, and
that would be a sellout."
Gail's gouges afC as trusty as her
lathes. "The originals of these
were handmade in New Zealand,"
she says, pointing to her tools
arranged 011 the lathe bed (as
shown opposite page). Myou can't
find anything like them on the
market. They're all milled from
bar stock and hardened. Mostly I
How 10 hone a gouge
"First, you want a fairly long
bevel. Otherwise the steel heats
up too quickly," notes Gail.
"And avoid grinding it to a
pointy shape. YOli won't be
able to use all of the edge.
"But don't grind to sharpen,"
she adds. "A set of turning tools
lasts me about 10 years because
I don't grind them much. To
sharpen a tool, I just hone-a
couple of times a day turning
cedar. I use a [hin, fine Indian
oilstone, like the Norton FX34.
As lubric<ltion, I use two-thirds
machine oil mixed with one-
third kerosene. Wet the stone
with the oil and run the gouge
down it, using as much of the
stone as possible. When oil
appears on the gouge tip,
you're there."
WOOD MAGAZlNE JUNE 1997
use a 1W' gouge for roughing, a
%" for 6x6s, and a W' for 4x4s."
Looking at the shafts, she com-
ments, "They were all probably
10" long when I got them. I wear
them down to 3" before I throw
them oul." The tools have Stout
handles about 14" long.
"Lots of turners have these fancy
handles made from exotic woods.
They're like works of art," she
comments. "But I'm a nllts-and-
bolts type of gal. I don't have time
for those arty things. Tools with
long, strong handles give me
something to hold on to that I can
count on for big work. A short-
handled gouge is fine for intricate
cuts like finials for furniture and
drawer pulis.
"I'm not a purist, either," she
continues. "I have a real feel for
woodturning, and how things are
going with the wood. Sometimes
I'll get in there with a bullnose for
a long deep groove rather than a
W' gouge because I don't wanr to
take the chance of blowing the
wood out."
"Keep a loose wrist as you push the
bevel along the stone," Gall Instructs.
"When you see all on the tip, you've
sharpened enough on that pass."
WOllen by l'eler}. Slephano
She does it right the first time
Besides "There's never a job too
small," Gail has a.nother business
credo to gUide her. "Do it once
and do it right."
"When you cut corners 011 a job,
it always comes back to haunt
you, whether it be the quality of
the turning, or in particular, the
quality of the wood," advises the
turner. "Selecting the best wood
for the job is really important."
Gail admits that when she first
started her own business, she did
everything she could to keep her
prices down, including using
some inferior wood. "If the wood
has a little too much moisture, it
will check after it's turned," she
comments. "If it has sap pockets,
they'll eventually bleed to the sur-
face. And knots speed decay."
At first, redwood was Gail's
wood of choice for exterior turn-
ings. As the clear, straight-grained
wood of Old-growth timber began
being replaced by lesser quality
second-growth wood, however,
she switched. "Redwood started
getting pricey, and ecologically
incorrect, so I bailed out of that
market and began using Western
red cedar," she explains. "I buy
green red cedar-all first growth
out of Vancouver Island, Canada.
Then, I have it kiln-dried."
In the past few years, Gail has
also bought salvaged lumber-
old-growth redwood 6X12s and
8x8s reclaimed from bridges and
buildings, then resawn. "Redwood
nOI as good costs $30 a lineal foot
in the lumberyard," she says.
get salvaged redwood for half of
that. It all boils down to where I
can get the best-quality stock,
especially in 4x4 ,and 6x6 dimen-
sions. I can't deal with defects.
"The name of the game for me is
to do a clean job quickly, without
losing quality," she says pointedly.
"'t's a dog-eat-dog business situa-
tion here. There are too many
woodturners in San Francisco for
me to get fancy.".
PhOlOSrn.phs: Dan Sulll"'m D.. leMoine.
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Our modular planter/bench
can take on many shapes, as
shown in the design options
on the opposite page. If seat·
ing's not a problem, just
buiJd a few planters for some
welcome plant holders for
your patio or deck. Lots of
options, take your pickl
Let's start with the legs
1 To form the 2W-square legs
(A), start by crosscutting nine
pieces of 2x6 cedar stock to 18"
in length. Then, rip each piece of
2x6 centered down the middle.
Using an exterior adhesive, glue
the 18"-long pieces face-to-face.
Note: Forming of the legs
involves several secups. 7'0 elimi-
nate ruining a leg, we used the
extra leg to test the cuts before
machining che eight good legs.
2 After the glue has dried, scrape
off any excess, and rip each lami-
nation to 2W square. Then, trim
to 171-2" long.
3 To cut the 15
0
bevels across the
top end of each leg (A), attach a
long extension to your miter
CUTTING THE BEVELED TOP
ROUTING THE MORTISES
CUTTINGTHE DADOES
Miter gauge angled to 15°
Fence
Miler gauge
'1.
0
dado blade set I
to cut '1,' deep
"M,Jop 01
13/.' for bottom
I
®
Auxiliary lence
I
_center
of bit
'12
0
straight
bit
Rout 1/2
0
mortise 31.' deep
on both inside faces
of each leg. A
Outside
(do not rout)
1'hx3x3'
slopblock
clamped to fence
Edge of saw-blade cu
17'311,:
10 kerf
Stopbloc+<.
( Auxiliary fence
J Leg
Tablesaw
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,"
I,
15°bevel on top
I
/ I
'5"
11116"
'C

1/2'
;;
"11' I''''
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1
/4'

12'1,'
on
f- 2
1
/2'_
-.l't I
....
ferelOng J
I , "
11.' dado
lIe' deep
all four s
1
/4' dado
lIe" deep
all four 5
11," Cham
bOItom "'"
1/.'llutes
lIe' deep
cui with
rouodno
router bi
CUlliute
on outside
•_on
DESIGN OPTIONS
11.' holes
3/e" deep
'''\ "r LEG ASSEMBLY
l' (Inside surface)
112" mortises r;-;:-;;-:::::::::c;-:;--;;:-;:-:::::-:;::::;-----,
3
/." deep
slopped LEG DETAIL(Outslde surface)
where
shown
A
2"
2'
'"
1/2',-"L----e'"
11.' rouodnose bil
gauge, and angle it 15° from your
tablesaw blade where shown on
Cutting the Beveled Top drawing.
Now, attach a stopblock to the
extension where shown.
4 To prevent chipoUl, wrap mask-
ing tape around lhe end of the leg
to be mitered. Then, make four
milercUls across the top end of
each leg, trimming each to its
CQntinued
ROUTING THE FLUTES
3/." lor inside flule _..::"v
1
1
/.' for middle flute
131.' for outside flute
Fence damped
to router table
Aout
1
/."/lu1e lIe' deep
on outside laces 01 legs. A
Inside laces
(do not rout)
11/zx3x3'
,,-
damped 10 lence
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997 37
PLANTERIBENCH
E
1--
®
l.:l. ;
13/," .
7 Fit your tablCS3w with a 14"
dado blade and miter-gauge exten-
sion, and cut. 14" dadoes Wi" deep
across aU four surfaces of each leg
where shown on the Cuning the
Dadoes draWing. The top dado is
111\6" from the top end of the leg,
and the bottom dado is from
the bottom end of the leg where
shown on the Leg detail.
S Switch to a W roundnose bit in
your table-mounted router.
Position the fence and stops, and
rollt a V<i
ft
flute 111
ft
deep along one
Continued
@
3
1
/2" deck screw
3
/," mounting hole
F
BENCH DETAIL
(END SECTION VIEW) 131,"
/ f
LeL.
3
/," carriage bolt
3
'
/:" long
1'--1 "0'
o
o
o
©
®
@
the fence where shown on
Routing the Mortises drawing on
page 36
6 Mark the two inside surfaces of
each leg, putting the best two sur-
faces opposite these. Rout the W
mortises deep using the fence

and stopblocks for alignment.
Raise the bit to cut deep,
and make a second pass to
.....f,-""';"'---"--';o'-'\ deepen the mortises to
® their final depth. Chisel
the ends of the mortis-
es square.
finished length. Remove
the remaining masking tape.
S Fit your table·moumed router
with a \I.l- straight bit set to cut
deep. Now, damp a fence to your
router table, and then clamp two
stOpblocks to
31,' plug
Sh,'long
51," rabbet '/2' deep
NOTCH DETAIL
3/,' counterbore
'I.' deep with a 5/32"
hole centered Inside
3/," round-over
1'," chamfer along bollom edge
3/,' rabbets 3/,' deep
liz"
11." 1"" deep
"h, from top edge
EXPLODED VIEW
41 '311,"
S/," rabbet
1/2" deep
Outside comers 01 both end
seat slats require a notch to
fit around legs.
'I," roond-overs
3/," groove
3
/," deep
3
/,' from top edge
'/2 )( '/2' notch
3/," flat washer
MOUNTING BOLT DETAIL
3
/,"

'I." shelf clip '.,
(4 required tor
each shelf)
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CUTTING
DIAGRAM
Bill of Materials
Finished Size

Port
T W L
"
it
PLANTERS
A' legs
,.-
'0'
17
'
;;,'
LC 8
8 rails
,.'
3.- 16W C 16
C slats
.' "
C 16
0 slats
.'
,.-
7%' C 64
BENCH
E rails
,.-
3.- 41':Y,1'
C 2
F
•••
r,' 3' 16¥.' C 14
G frame ends
,.-
'1'<'
16' C
,
SHELVES
H shewes 1'<' 15V4' lSV,' EP
,
'Initially cut par1s oversized. Then, trim each to
finished size aCCO«lirJglo the how-to inslructklns.
Materials Key: LC-Iaminaled cedar, C-cedar,
EP-exlerior plywood
Supplies: 4-lk' carriage bolts 3'h' long with
nuts and flal washers, 8-V" shell clips, 3'h' deck
screws, eKlerior sealer or plimer and paint.
A
flutes lIe' deep
20'

3/S' round-overs
'/.' groove 'Is" deep
®
1/.' hole 3/,/ deep
lor shell clip

'/2" mortise 3/." deep
A
PLANTER EXPLODED VIEW
1/2" groove deep
'/2' groove
deep
1
12 X3/. x 2'/.' tenon
'Is" chamfers along edges
1
/8" chamfers
3/
S
' round-overs
Note: Vertical slats
@and@donot
gel edge-glued
rp;.
'.ogether.
\CI'"'." £1
1
12_'"",n
2"[ -1
TOP RAIL DETAIL
1/.' groove
I
lis' deep

cut on both
'!:l" groove 3/." deep sides
'----'--'-'--'--'--=---
112 x 3/. x 2'/.' tenon
l/S' chamfer along bottom edge
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39
PLANTER/BENCH
Drill Vo·· holes where marked on each leg for the shelf pins. A When assembling the planter end frames, be sure to square
fence on your drill press ensures alignment. them as you tighten the clamps. The slats float in the end frame.
surface opposite the surfaces with
the routed mortises. See the Leg
detail and Routing the Flutes
drawing on the previous page for
reference. Reposition the fence,
and foul a second flute along the
same surfaces, but along the
oppOSite edge of the leg. Finally,
reposition the fence again, and
rOllt the third flute centered
between the first two flutes.
9 Rout a WI- chamfer along the
bottom edges of each leg. Sec the
Leg detail for reference.
10 Position the eight legs (A) side
by side, with one W mortise fac-
ing up, and the other mortises fac-
ing you. Using a framing square
align the bonom ends of the legs.
Now, use the square to measure
and mark the 14- holes fOr the
shelves on the top surfuce of each
leg. Using a fence on yOllr drill
press for alignment, drill a 14" hole
~ - deep at each marked line as
shown in the photo above.
40
Now, machine the
top and bottom rails
1 Cut the top and bottom rails (8)
to the size listed in the Bill of Ma-
terials. Rout or cut a W groove ~ .
deep, centered along one edge of
each rail.
2 Cut rabbets along the ends of
each rail to form tenons to fit
snugly into the mortises in the
legs as dimensioned on the details
accompanying the Planter
Exploded View drawing.
3 Rout :}8- round-overs along the
top edges and W chamfers along
the bottom edges of the eight rails
(8) you'll use for the top rails. Cut
a ~ - decorative groove HJ- deep
next to the round-overs on both
sides of each tOp rail where
shown on the Top Rail detail.
4 Rout HJ- chamfers along all
edges of the bottom rails (B)
where shown on the Bottom Rail
detail accompanying the Planter
Exploded View drawing.
Cut the slats, and secure
them between the rails
1 Resaw or plane stock to \01"
thick for the slats (C, D). Then,
rip them to the widths listed in
the Bill of Materials and shown on
the Planter Exploded View.
2 Rout W' chamfers along both
edges (not the ends) of each Y./;"-
thick slat (C, D).
3 With a wide slat (C) on each
end, fit the slats (no glue neces-
sary) into the groove in the bot-
tom rail. Then, fit the top rail onto
the top ends of the slats. Clamp
and check for square.
4 Check the fit of the rail/slat
assemblies between the legs.
Glue and clamp a raiVslat assem-
bly between twO legs as shown in
the photo above. Check for
square. Repeat for the three
remaining end panels.
5 Glue and clamp the remaining
rail/slat assemblies between the
planter end panels (A, B, C, D).
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Let's assemble the bench
1 Fit the slats (F) into place
betwecn the rail$ (E), using \li6"
strips as spacers between the slats
to test the fit and check for equal
gaps. Trim if necessary. Then,
gluc and clamp the slats in place,
wiping off any cxcess glue imme-·
diatcly. We lIsed a 14" acid brush
to apply the glue to the grooves in
the rails (E). Now, glue and clamp
the end rails (G) in place. Check
the bench assembly for square.
2 Drill a pair of counterbored
mounting holes at each end of the
bench rails (E) and into the ends
of the mating rails (G). Drive deck
screws to secure each joint.
3 Cut .}E" plugs W' long, and glue
into the counterbores over the
deck screws. Sand the plugs flush.
4 Cut the planter shelves (H) to
shape using the Shelf Part View
dmwing for reference. Now, drill
five ~ " drain holes in each shelf.
You can either set your pots
directly on the shelves in the
planter boxes, or cut holes into
the shelves to fit your particular
pots. To extend the life of the
planters, put ported plants in the
planter boxes on the shelves. We
do not recommend filling the
planter boxes directly with dirt.
Finish and enjoy
1 Completely seal the project
. with a clear exterior finish, or
prime and paint the planters and
bench as desired. Pay particular
artention CO sealing the bottoms of
the legs (A). (We used True
Value's Trll-Test colors from their
Exterior Historical Collection of
Victorian Era Colours. We used
sedge for the main color, seahurst
for the panels and post caps, and
cameo rose for the top of the rails
and flutes.)
2 Bolt the seat assembly between
the planters. Determine the shelf
height, and add the shelf pins and
shelves. Finally, add the potted
plams and have a scat.•
notches on the slats (F) at each
end of the bench asscmbly where
shown on the Exploded View
drawing. Now, check the fit of
the clamped-up bench between
thc planters, and adjust if neces-
sary. Remove the clamps and sep-
arate the pieces.
5 Drill a pair of W' holes through
each frame end (G) where dimen-
sioned on the Bench detail accom-
panying the Exploded View.
6 Clamp a bench-frame end (G) to
one of the planter assemblies so
the bortom edge of the end (G) is
flush with the bortom edge of the
top mil (B) where shown on the
Mounting Bolt detail accompany-
ing the Exploded View drawing.
Use the previously drilled holes in
the end (G) as guides co drill the
same-sized holes through the rail.
Repeat for the other frame end
and remaining plamer.
/----
( "' )\
;x
/,
/ '
-------- \
I
)
-- 3/.' drain holes
I
=:,
_.------15'I,"-------j
SHELF PART VIEW
(
3/." exterior plywood
~ 1/2 x 1/2" notches
It's time to add
the bench assembly
1 Cut the bench rails (E) to size.
Then, rOllt the round-overs and
chamfers, and cut the grooves in
the rails where shown on the
Exploded View dr:lwing and
accompanying details.
2 Cut the bench slats (F) to size.
Then, cut rabbets across the ends
of the slats to fit into the %"
groove on the inside face of the
rails (E). Next, rOllt W' round-
overs along the edges, hut not the
ends, of the slats. .
3 Cut the hench-frame ends (G) to
fit between the rails (h). Cut mb-
bets across the ends to fit
between the legs (A) of the assem-
bled planters where shown on the
Exploded View drawing and
accompanying Notch detail.
4 Dry-clamp (no glue) the bench
assembly (E, F, G) together. Cut
Wriucn by Marlen Kemmel ProjCCI Dcsign:james R. DownIng lllUSll";ltions: Klm Downing PhOIOll"'phs: Helheringlon PhOlOlll";lphy
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
41
What a difference
Spend a day in Mark Tudor's THE WOODWORKERS' PLACE
Recently, I had the chance to
get out of the office and
spend a day in one of Mark
Tudor's woodworking class-
es. What a kick! There were
actually two classes sched-
uled for that Saturday; I could
build either a potting bench
or an Adirondack chair. Since
I'm not much of a gardener, I
chose the latter, though both
designs had their merits.
~ y J ~
M n ~ i l l n g Editor
42
People living in the !'asadena area
in California-particularly wood-
workers-now have more lO cheer
about than the famed Rose Bowl
parade and football game. They
have craftsman Mark Tudor's -The
Woodworkers' Place.·
With over 15 years of profession-
al experience under his shop-
apron strings, Mark set out to
teach the joy of woodworking (0
interested beginners while provid-
ing a full-service shop facility to
experienced woodworkers. Mark
found the perfect location when
he stumbled onto an out-of-service
woodworking shop built in 1923
at one of the local middle schools.
Above: "Flnishedl" Adult students In
Mark Tudor's one-day woodworking
class celebrate the completion of their
Adirondack chairs. (That's me, third
from the left.)
Left: Marit Tudor, founder of The Wood-
workers' Place, shows off the projects of
his various one-day classes. They
Include a potting bench, a sofa table, a
missIon lamp table, an AdIrondack chaIr,
a tlrewood carrier, and a Shaker bench.
After working out a lease agree·
ment with the school system, Mark
reopened the shop's doors, restor-
ing it to its original function.
Inside the spacious, sun-filled
room, Mark discovered several
industrial-strength woodworking
machines in need of a lillie tuning.
TIley induded a hefty pair of band·
saws, a disc sander, a jointer, a 36"-
wide planer, a lathe, and others.
To this he added several of his
own tools, then hung his sign
which proudly proclaims -THE
WOODWORKERS' PLACE, A
LEARNlNG EXPERIENCE."
No ordinary
woodworking class
Having a great shop environment
is one thing, but luring students (0
come requires a hook. Mark devel·
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
makes
and you really will have something to show for it.
oped a good one that fits right into
raday's lifestyles. Attend one of his
classes, says Mark, and you will
"build and take home a completed
piece of furniture the same day."
He adds, "People are pretty busy.
They like the idea that they can
make something substantial so
quickly and with just limited
[woodworking] experience."
Mark makes it easy for novice
and experienced woodworkers to
succeed. He offers a variety of
popular one-day project classes
(see opposite page) and a few two-
dayers. He assigns class dates to
each project (usually a Saturday).
But in order for students to enroU
in a project-building class, Mark
requires them to take his three-
hour tool use and safety course.
When students show up for
class, they receive all of the materi-
als-screws, glue, and wood-and
tools needed to complete their
project. Mark figures these, along
with building rental and instnlctor
fees. into the class cost. Single.<fay
project-building classes run around
$160, lunch not included.
So what's in it for students?
Adults enjoy their time at The
Woodworkers' Place. one
thing," says Mark, "they find a
friendly environment that they can
escape into." As the day progress-
es. they face a constant stream of
woodworking tasks.
learn morti.se-and-tenon joinery,
biscuit joinery, how to work with
patterns, all while using a full
range of shop tools." And they
meet people. with similar interests.
Because classes are small (Mark
limits them to eight students),
everyone receives lots of individ-'
ual help. If it's not Mark, then it's
his father Dwight, or another
craftsman/teacher. The classes
focus on machining project parts
and assembly skills rather than tool
setup. Mark or one of the other
craftsmen/teachers do this for the
students. keeping one step ahead
of the class. "People want to spend
most of their time on the
machines. That's what they come
here for, so that's how I stnlcture
the class, says Mark.
Finally, at the end of 8 or 9
hours, students leave the work-
shop with a pretty impressive pro-
ject in their anns. If you are inter-
ested in Mark's program, give him
a call at 818/584-1967.
Let the sawdust fly: a typical Saturday at The Woodworkers' Place
8:30 Class begins
TIle last of the six students signed
up to build the Adirondack chair
arrives. Mark chats about safety
and his game plan for building the
chair. He then divides the students
into teams of two and assigns each
pair to a workshop table. On these
are tape measures, pencils,
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
squares, and rough-cut boards
ready for patterning. Since the
chair has many patterned pieces,
our first order is to trace out the
parts prior to cutting. Above left,
Mark speeds the work by provid-
ing student Jeff Ryder with the
hardboard pattern template for the
arm/leg assembly. That way, all
patterned parts remain consistent.
9:40 Things take shape
Students turn to the stationary
power tools to cut their patterned
pieces to shape. Jennifer Nielson,
above right, trims one of the
chair arms on the shop's 20"
bandsaw, one of the tools remain-
ing from the school's original
woodworking shop. As the morn-
Continued
43
What a difference a day makes
ing continues, more parts are cut
to shape and chair subassemblies
built using screws, glue, wood bis-
cuits, and plenry of enthusiasm.
2:35 Shop jigs to the rescue
Al intervals throughout the day,
Mark instructs the group on the
next construction stage. To ensure
that the production work moves
smoothly and that parts are
machined accurately, he includes
problem-solving jigs in many of
the machining proccsses. Here,
above left, Mark holds down one
of his custom-made router jigs
while I rout dadoes in a chair
seat/leg part placed in the jig.
Once again, safety and success arc
guaranteed.
4:10 Time to put It together
Things begin to take shape.
Classmates P.]. Hayes and Paula
Bush, above righI, fasten the chair
back subassembly to the com-
bined seaVleg/ann subassemblies.
Victory is close at hand! Only
plugging the countersunk. screw-
holes remains. Students apply fin-
ish to their projects at home.
Graduates sing the praises of their shop experience
Because woodworking was not
part of his experience growing up,
local TV station news writer Jeff
Ryder, below, jumped at the
opportunity to aucnd The
Woodworkers' Place. MI had
recently purchased an older house
and wanted hands-on work with
tools before tackling projects in
the house. Building the chair gave
me that chance. I worked with a
101 of tools I never used before,"
Monrovia resident Amy Earhart,
below middle, a warehouse and
customer service manager in near-
by Cerritos, took Mark's very first
Adirondack class some three years
ago. Now, she's a vcteran-this
being her fourth class. built two
Adirondack chairs, onc Windsor
chair, and the mission lamp
she explains. time I learn
something new or use some differ-
ent tools." Thanks to Mark's class,
Amy has become a full-fledged
hobbyist. I want to build
some Craftsman-style furniture
using quartersawn oak. It's great
haVing a shop full of tools only 15
minutes away from home.· Who
can argue with that?
Pasadena high school science
teacher Paula Bush, below, first
tried her hand at woodworking as
a child, when her father showed
her how to use a handsaw. Then
came The Woodworkers' Place.
"The Adirondack chair is the first
project I ever made, and I'm very
proud of it." She also gives high
marks for the format. "I like that
the classes are small; you get more
attention. And I like spending a
whole day on a weekend to build
a project rather than taking a
series of three-hour evening class-
es." She, tOO, will be back..
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Here's the kind of place
birds dream about: a field of
seed. You can build this farm-
yard feeder fast, then enjoy
watching the birds all sum·
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The field comes first
1 Cut three pieces of stock
~ x l l o 1 x 1 3 - for the edgings (A).
Rout a ~ - rabbet HI- deep along
one edge of each piece. (We did
this with a table·mounted router
and Y.z" rabbeting bit.)
2 Miter-cut the pieces to 12", cut-
ting both ends of one edging and
one end on each of the other two
(make sure they're opposite ends)
to form a V·shaped border with
the rabbeted edge inside. (Refer
to the Exploded View drawing on
page 49.)
WOOD MAG.UlNE JUNE 1997
3 Saw the base (8) to the size
shown in the Dill of Materials. Use
A-C grade exterior plywood or
some other sheet material suited
for outdoor exposure. Lightly
draw diagonal lines on one face.
Mark the lines 2 ~ - in each direc·
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cross. Bore a 2- hole at each of
the four marks.
4 Cut the flange block (C) to the
dimensions shown. Center the
block on the bottom of the base
(D), and attach it with glue and
four 3d fmishing nails. Center a -l4-
pipe flange (you'll find one in the
plumbing aisle at the hardware
store or homecenter) on the
block. Mark the mounting hole
positions, then drill a 0/64- pilot
hole I- deep at each mark.
S Glue and nail the edgings (A) to
the base (B) where shown. Note
that the edging with two miter-cut
ends fits along the shorter dimen-
sion of the base.
Make a farm for the field
1 Cut an aX13" piece of W exteri-
or plywood. Sand both faces
smooth, and apply a coat of white
exterior primer to each side.
(While you're prime·painting, put
a coat on the base assembly you
just completed.)
2 Photocopy the full-sized pattern
for the farm background (0) on
the follOWing pages. Trace the
pattern outline and detail lines
onto the best side of the primed
plywood. (Spray on a light coat of
Deft clear wood finish afterwards
to prevent smearing the Jines.)
3 Scrollsaw the outside pattern
line. (We sawed ours using a #5
blade, .03ax.O16" with 14 teeth
per inch.) Fill any voids in the
sawn edge, then paint the edge
with exterior primer.
4 Paint the background scene
with acrylic paints. You can fol·
low the color scheme shown,
choose your own, or paint the
buildings as a silhouette in one
dark shade. You can paint the
back of the scenic background to
match the front, or leave it in
primer, then paim it to match the
rest of the feeder.
The colors shown are titanium
white; mars black; naphthol crim-
son (red); Christmas green, Apple
Barrel craft paint (dark
green); jubilee green,
Ceramcoat acrylic paint
(light green); and
ContillUed
47
AVIAN ACRES
Dark green
hippo grey, Ceramcoat acrylic paint
(dark gray). For the light gray, mix
equal parts of hippo grey and titani·
urn white. Where 110 brand name is
specified, the paims are standard
acrylic artist's colors, available at art·
supply stores.
Run fences along the sides
1 em fOUf 3W' lengths and two 2\07:"
pieces from W' dowel stock for the
fence posts. Cut 4" lengths of 14"
dowel for the rails. (For a rustic
look, you could usc sticks or twigs
of like sizes.)
2 Mark each 11" dowell" from one
end. At the mark, saw Vol" deep, using
a coping saw or dovetail saw. Saw or
chisel away the waste to form a rab-
bet on the end of each dowel.
3 Drill .fiG" holes It," deep where
shown in each W' doweL To hold
the dowels steady on your drill-press
table, lay them in a V-block.
4 Sand or whittle the ends of the
W' dowels to fit into the holes in
the W' dowels. Whiule a few irreg-
ular spots on all the fence parts for
a more rustic look.
5 Glue each fence section togeth-
er, referring to the Exploded View
drawing. After the glue dries, paint
the fences gray or brown.
Black
Light green
Red
Dark
green
Black
R,d
Now, put it all together
1 Paint the field assembly with
exterior latex paint. A brown or
tan shade of semigloss trim enamel
would be appropriate.
2 Auach the pipe flange to the
flange block with four #12xl" flat-
head wood screws.
3 Position the farm in the opening
at the back of the field, Fasten it in
place with weatherproof glue and
brads through the bottom of the
field assembly.
4 Cut an 1I 11 W' piece of alu-
minum or steel window screen.
Miter-cut four pieces of :Mlx:Ml"
screen molding or quarter round
(E, F) to fit inside the feeder. Lay
the screen in the boltom, and fas-
ten it in place with the moldings
and #17x%" brads.
48
5 Attach an assembled fence to
the edging (A) on each side.
Fasten them with glue and brads.
6 To install the feeder, screw a
piece of:M" galvanized pipe about
8' long into the flange. Stand .the
other end of the pipe in a hole
about 18" deep, then pour in con-
crete to fill the hole. Brace the
pipe to hold it vertical until the
concrete cures.•
Dark green
Bill of Materials
Finished Size ..:
Part
A' edgIng ¥,' 1W 12' P 3
Bbase !k' 111',' l1¥e' PW 1
C nanga bloc\( ¥. 3'h' 3'h' P 1
0' backgroond 'h' 7'h' 12' PIN 1
E' side molding :jol' :jol' lOVe' PM 2
F' end molding *' :jol' PM 2
'Inmalty cut parts oversize<!, Then, trim to finished
size in accordance with the how·lo instructions.
Materials Key: P-pine, PM-plne screen mol<!-
lng, PW--exleriof.grade plywood.
Supplies: V.' and W dowel stock, window
screen, ¥. pipe flange, 3d finishIng nails,
brads, '12>:1' Hatllead wood screws, glue, paint
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
Dario: green
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49

Hovv to edge--joint
..
.,'
4
For boards too long for the
method described in Step
2, or for short boards
bowed W' or more, try this tech-
nique. With a straightedge or
chalk line, mark a line as shown
below. Then, cut along this line
with a portable circular saw or jig-
saw. If you closely follow the line
you should be able to joint the
edge straight and smooth in one
pass as described in Stet:.
,
3
Next, read the grain of the
board to determine which
end to feed first so the grain
runs udownhi1l" and away from
the cutterhead as shown below.
This helps reduce grain tearout.
Majority of grain
run "downhill" and away
from cutterhead.
First, set your jointer for a Vi6"
cur. Then, place your board on
the jointer infeed table with its
concave edge down. Make several
passes on one end of the board.
Each pass should remove more
material along the edge than the
pass before it. As the jointed sur-
face of the edge approaches the
center of the board, turn the
board around and repeat this pro-
cedure on the other end. The
jointed edges should nearly meet
in the center. By this point the
overall bow should be less than
W'. Make one or two complete
passes to straighten the edge.
workpieces with your jointer in
the typical fashion. And, you'll get
morc usable stock out of the
board. In the example below, a
board with W' bow yields three
boards each with 14" bow.
,. .. ...
.-
It's a basic woodworking role: boards need one straight
edge before you can work with them. If your board is
warped by less than 1/2" or so, it's simple enough to
power up a jointer and straighten the edge. But when
you're faced with a seriously bowed workpiece, try the
tricks here to s.traighten things out.
2
If you can't cut your board
to shorter lengths, lise this
method to joint long,
bowed stock. (We do not recom-
mend that you try this procedure
with workpieces longer than 6' if
you have a 6" jointer, or longer
than 8' if you own an 8" jointer.
For these pieces, use the proce-
dure described in Step 4.)
50
1
Before you joint a board
that's bowed by more than
W' along its length, cut the
board to shorter lengths, if possi-
ble. This may reduce the bow of
each workpiece to W' or less,
allowing you to
bo-wed stock
Now, decrease the cutting depth
to Y:sz" and make a final pass along
the entire edge of the board. If the
grain runs every which way, slow
down yOUf feed ratc to reduce
tearout to a minimum.
5
Because of the position of
defects in a board, you may
find it necessary to straight-
en its convex edge. This could
happen when the best wood in a
board is along its convex edge as
shown below. Then, it often
makes sense to straighten that
edge first so you can join the
good edge to other workpieces,
or rip thin strips from the best
wood and work toward the lesser·
quality wood.
Do not attempt to straighten a
convex edge on a jointer, even if
the convex edge is bowed by less
than li". To straighten any convex
edge, follow the method
described in Step 4.
More jointing pointers to keep in mind
-The grain of highly figured
woods such as bird's-eye maple
can tear out quite easily, especial-
ly if your jointer knives aren't as
sharp as they should be. At these
times, slow down your feed t'J.te
to a crawl (just an inch or two
per second) and take light cuts
( ~ 2 " or less).
It may be difficult to tell if
you're getting a complete cut at
these shallow depths, so try this
trick. Mark a wavy pencil line
along the entire edge <IS shown
right, and make the cut. Any
remaining pencil marks tell you
lhat you need to repeat the CUl.
- Here's a good mle of thumb that
may actually save your ~ - - - - - - - - - - - - ~ _
thumb. Whenever yOli
edge-joint a board that is
not as wide as your joint-
er's fence is high, use a
pushstick as shown right
- Remember to reposi-
tion your jointer'S fencc
across the width of the
lables from time to time.
You'll gCl more life from
your knives because they
will wear more evenly
along their lengths.•
Wriucn by Dill Krier wllhJan Svec
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To avoid defects, straighten ihls edge with a
portable circular S:",w or jfgsaw, then joint.
. ...
, Knot
Edge runs out to bark or outside of log beyond area
that would be removed in straightening board.
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You would normally want to join this edge,
but these defects may dictate another course of action.
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opening in the side frames.
2 Cut the side panels (F) from ~ •.
thick T·III siding for a snug fit
into the side frame assemblies. cr·
1II is a rough-sawn exterior-grade
54
plywood that features vertical
grooves machined into its surface.)
Plan your cuts so that the
grooves in the siding are centered
edge-to-edge in the side panels (F).
Drill four countersunk ~ 2 · holes
along the top and bottom edges of
the side panels where shown on
the Carca.se drawing.
3 Place one side frame assembly
on your workbench, with the out-
side facing up. Referring to the
Carcase drawing, glue the side
panel (F) into position, and drive
screws through the holes along
the top edge of the side panel (F)
into the top cleat (0). Repeat
this process with the other side
frame assembly.
Next, make the
bottom and back
1 Cut the bottom (G) and back (H)
to size. Cut a notch in each comer
of the bottom (G) where shown
on the Carcase drawing. Next, drill
and countersink ~ 2 · holes along the
ends of the bottom (G).
WQODMAGAZINB JUNE 1997
C 4
C 2
C 2
C 2
C 2
C 2
C ,
C ,
P I
C 2
C 3
C ,
EPI
24'
14' C 2
31/.1' C 4
29-'1'<' S 2
121'.!' C 2
14' C 2
121'.!' C 2
3"
BOXES
%'30"27"81
¥.' 22yt 31'h' EP 1
%' 14%'
DOORS
:y,' W,' 33'
0/4" 2' 3"
0/4" 2" 30"
v: :Y,' 33'
:r.' 3;;"
0/4' 3'h'
¥:¥.. 26'C2
0/: Sill' 31'
0/,' 10/4' 30'
:Yo' 20/: 31'
:Yo' 3'1.1' 30'
:v: SIk' 30'
:v: 31k' 2S'
1¥.!' 3'/.1' 36'
1'h' 3'1.0' 72'
,..
SIDE FRAMES
Finished Size I..: 2-
I T I w I L Ii! '"
COUNTER AND SHELVES
Bill of Materials
A back legs
C rails
Part
B front legs
G bottom
R door stop
P middle
sheltbacks
N btm. shelf
M tOIl shelves
L counter
molding
K counter
.'"
J counter
I bact cleats
H ba..
U battens
v"'"'
w,,,,"
X fronts
Y bottoms
o tOjl &btm.
she" backs
o topdeats ¥.' ¥.' 15'h' C 2
E side deals ¥.' 22V.' C 4
F side panels %' 17" 23" S 2
BOn-OM AND BACK
a bad<
splash
T doo.
S braces
1
A 23"
3
1
/2" dado
3/4" d\,e
p
H-H-
J
'- : 43
'
/2"
J.
---.1

deck
BACK LEG
(Inside face shown)
CARCASE
® 0/ 1
1
/:;.""d'::"'_""I[,Jl,f
t-z 2231:': 31
1
/2:-- I-® i
''I<"dack 111I'/o"'OIa, z- ® r A -t
screws J countersunk 2
1
/s' "9L- tf;f r I
r: 1-& --
6':'- 5132." holes, countersunk
-1 3/s' from bottom end
3/
4
"dado_1-, J 1:
1/2" deep 3
'
/2' 1'/4' deck screws
2
3
/4"::<-- I· r;-3
1
f2' '"
3
1
/2" dado h - -1 ©
3/4' deep 3
1
/2' ,,,"- ....
1. 3'1;"
'"'B joints
3/." deep
l r-
17
'----.- 23'
"
II
iI 3
'
/2"
I I . -- ) r--.
'1
J 3'1>" '1
--....j I 3'/2' dado f 5/32" hole,
........ 3/' d 6" countersunk
3'/2".J .4 aap j. on back side
InSid@efaCeOI®PlaceCi)Y4'fromIO
P
and 0 are flush edge oTtB).
JD
I
--..< - . ::: :- I
. ,A 5 ®..I
H
27'
hell '@ I _ I
SIDE
FRAME
2 Cut the back cleats (1) to size.
Drill equally spaced mounting
holes in adjacent surfaces of the
back cleats where shown on the
Carcase drawing. Then, glue and
S1;:rew the cleats to the back.
3 Lay one side assembly (A-F) on
the floor, with the inner surface
facing upward. Glue and screw the
bottom (G) in position. Next, glue
and screw the back asscmbly (H, I)
to the side assembly and bottom
(G). Position the other side assem-
bly, and fasten the bottom (G) and
the back assembly (H, I) to it with
gluc and screws. Stand thc assem-
bly upright.
Build and attach
the counter next
1 Cut the counter 0) to size'. Next,
cut notchcs in the back corners
where shown on the Exploded
View drawing. Test-fit the counter
0), noting that its rear edge is sup-
ported on the ends of the back
cleats (1), making the front edge
slightly lowcr for drainage.
Msterlsl, Key: C-choice (cedar, redwood,
cypress, or pressure·treated stock), 5-siding (we
used T·lll siding), EP-eXlerior plyft'ood, P-pine
orfiL
Suppllei: 1v." deck screws, 2'1.1' deck screws, 2
pail of 4" tee hinges (Stanley SP9(9), 2x6' hasp
(Stanley CD930), l' brads, clear eXlenor finish.
Buying Guide
Hardware kll2 pailof4' tee hinges wrth ablack
steel finish (Stanley SP909), 2x6" hasp wilh a
steel black finish (Stanley CD930), $39.95 ppd.
Miller Hardware Inc., 1300 M. L. King Jr.
Parllway, Des Moines, IA 50314 or caIlSl5-283-
1724 to order,
Continued
WOODMAGAZINE JUNE 1997
55
.>roje<:t DesIgn: Dave Ashe
Illustrations: Lomajohnson
Photograph: john Hetherington
4 Rip and crosscut the box backs
(V), box ends (W), box fronts 00,
and box bottoms \'f) to size.
S Assemble the boxes, and screw
them in place, positioning your
screws so that they do not align
with the grooves in the doors.
Add the hardware,
then the finish
1 Hang the doors by attaching
them with hinges to the front sur-
face of the legs (8). Be certain that
you choose hardware with a rust-
proof finish. We used Stanley
SP909 (78-5300) 4" tee hinges and
a Stanley CD930 (75-5300) latching
hasp. See the Buying Guide for a
mail-order source.
2 Remove the hardware, then
apply a clear exterior finish.
Replace the hinges, and add a hasp
to keep the doors closed.•
the top shelf (M) and the back legs
(A). Glue and screw 0 to the bot-
tom shelf (N) and the back legs
(A). Repeat the drilling and gluing
procedure to attach the middle
shelf backs (P).
4 Slip the backsplash (Q) into posi-
tion, and drive screws into it
through the bottom shelf (N) and
the counter 0).
Now, construct and
attach the doors
1 Cut the door stop (R) and the
braces (5) to size. Drill counter·
sunk holes, then assemble the
parts with glue and screws.
2 Screw the door stop and brace
assembly (R, S) to the front legs
(B) and to the bottom side of the
plywood counter 0).
3 Cut the doors (T) and battens
(U) to size. Glue and screw the bat-
tens (U) to the back side of the
doors (I) 5" from the bottom and
flush with the outside edge.
Cut the counter sides (K) to size
and shape. Drill countersunk holes
in the counter sides (K).
3 Cut the counter molding (L) to
size, and attach it to the front edge
of the counter 0). Set the brads
slightly below the surface of the
counter molding (1). If you want
to paint the counter, now is the
time to do it.
4 Sct the counter assembly 0> L)
into position, then attach the
counter sides (K) to it and the
back legs (A).
And now for the shelves
1 Cut the top shelves (M), bottom
shelf (N), top/bottom shelf backs
(0), middle shelf backs (P), and
the backsplash (Q) to size.
2 Glue the shelves (M, N) into
their dadoes in the back legs (A),
and lightly clamp the back legs (A)
to keep the joints snug.
3 Glue and screw the top shelf
back (0) ,in place, attaching it to

.otting Bench

DOOR STOP
DETAIL
L
2
'
/2' deck ®
screw
EXPLODED
VIEW

- ) brad
J R '--r

-.... 2
1
/2" deck screws 1 3
1
/2"
V
F
holes, countersunk on back side
1
1
/4' deck screws
K
A
o
2112" deck
screws
1
1
/4' deck screws
-
5132' holes,
countersunk
Mount batten@ 5' from bottom
and flush with outside edge 01 door.

24"

5/32' hole.
countersunk
Mount box
3
1
/2' from top
and flush with
outside edge
of door. , •
T
T
u
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WOOD MAGADNJ! JUNB 1997
Contfnu«/
saw. Cut the base guide bar (C) to
size. Use solid maple or birch if
you're using your stock, or, if you
use our hardware kit, cut the
UHi\1W (uhra-high molecular
weight) polyethylene to size. (We
found polyethylene slides easier
in the groove than wood. Plus,
polyethylene will not change in
size with seasonal changes in
humidity.) The guide should slide
in the groove without slop. set it
aside; yOU'll add it later.
4 Using a dado head in your table-
saw, cut a dado the width of your
RighI-angie lence provide clamping
surface and support lor lour
laces of the piece . machined.
ffi
Rabbet allows blade 10 be angned
with the lace 01 lenoe.
for the sliding table (B) to the
sizes listed in the 8U1 of Materials,
plus Yz- in length and width. (Due
to its stability and strength, we
used [ISmro actual] Baltic
birch plywood.)
2 With the edges and ends flush,
glue and clamp the two base
pieces together face-la-face.
Repeat with the two remaining
pieces to form the sliding table.
Later, remove the damps and cut
the base (A) and sliding table (8)
to the finished sizes listed in the
Bill of Materials.
3 Measure the exact width of the
miter-gauge groove in your table-
Build it in just an evening or two
for a lifetime of accurate results
57

Adjusts to accqjnrriodate
,. shOulder CU1S ----1'"
FENCE
SLIDING TABLE
Knob secures and
adjustment 01 sliding
labia and fence.
1 Cut twO pieces of plywood
for the base (A) and two pieces
Hopefully, the article follow-
ing this one will excite you
about the "strengths" of mor-
tise-and-tenon joinery. And,
this easy-lo-make tablesaw
jig is the accessory that
makes it all possible.
Let's start with the
base and sliding table
Note: See the Buying Guide al the
end of tbe article for our source of
hardware and Ba/Ue birch plywood.
Metal rule attaches to jig with magnets;
it Is used to measure shOulder
widths 01 tenon.
6" metal rule
'Jhs" flat washer
Bottom edge of ®
must be flush with
or slightly above the
bottom edge of ®
D
7h,' slot 3'311,° long
10'
",- 3f,' carriage boll
3"1oog, epoxied in
place in base®
/C:>--._2_. /'
/ 5f32' shank
,/ hole,
__
i,l,
-......•,.
'® ",-,'
! .'
i SUOING/
i TABLE.'
. .
1

!
f
i
i



7/640" pilot hole
3/." deep (
Cursor recess
CURSOR

#8 x 3f4' F.H. l'
wood screws _
10' ®
/ Wdado
'I," deep
Equal to
combined
thickness
ol(A'-
ancf@.
2" radius

118)( 1
'
/2"
F.H. wood screws
7/&10" pilot hole
3/." deep
....

1
1
11" rabbet
deep" .

U
w
dado / <- '
'I," deep ---/3-' J'
.. Equal 10 tJ:la width 1 I. !
of )'?Ur ml!er-gauge ! .!
gUlde bar. C !
(
EXPLODED VIEW .a x 3{."
F.H. wood screw
.--.
1132" shank hole, '
countersunk
/ /"/

'8 x 1112" F.H.
wood screws
"31." dado 'I." deep
·Cut dado 10 width to match
exact thickness of plywood.
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WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
Bill of Materials
Finished Size

T W L
A' base
,.-
10" 10" LBP
S' sliding
,.-
9' 10" LBP table
C ""
1::, 1/,,'
""
,,'
M
o
... 10' M
E' horz.
"'ppM
'"
"'..
8Vo' BP
F lence
""
"
9V.. BP
G radiused
,",
'"
3' 3Vo' BP
H dadoed
,",
'"
,.'
·10'
BP
guide bar (C) and W' deep on the
bottom side of the base (A)
where dimensioned on the
Exploded View and Parts View
draWings. The guide bar (C) will
fit into this dado later.
S Cut a dado W' deep on the
top side of the base (A) and a
mating :¥,I" dado *16" deep on the
bottom side of the sliding table
(B) where shown on the Parts
View drawing. Later, you'll screw
the guide bar (D) into the dado in
the top of the base. And when
assembled, the sliding table (8)
will slide on the top, exposed
portion of this guide bar.
6 Cut a W' dado Vt6" deep in the
top of the base (A) to house the
6" metal rule. (See the Buying
Guide for our source of the nIle.)
7 Cut the second guide bar (0) so
it fits snugly in the top dado in the
base, and slides smoothly in the
:¥,I" dado on the bottom of the slid-
ing table. Set this guide aside also.
8 Mark the centerpoints where
dimensioned on the Parts View
drawing, and drill the holes for
the magnets in the dado in the top
of the base (A). Measure your
, Initially cut parts oversized. Trim to finished size
magnets before drilling, they may <KX:Ording to the hOw-to instructions,
vary in size. You want the mag-
nets to sit just a hair below the Materials Key: LBP-laminated BaRlc birch ply-
surface of the dado. wood, SP-Ballic birch plywood, M-maple
9 Mark the centerpoint, and drill Supplies: 7-#8x¥o' llathead wood screws,
15-18x1Wflathead wood screws, 4-'h' magnets
a UJ" hole W' deep on the bottom V.. thick, 6' metal rule, ¥ii' carriage bolt 3' long
side of the base (A). Then, drill a with mallng washer and plastic knob,
Continued acrylic for cursor, UHMW polyethylene for the
li;:::===============:;--------------49Uidebar (el, epoxy, clear finish.
c
5/32' shank hole,
countersunk (
rio+-!
5/32" shank hole,
countersunk D
r
"
r'-
---'0·----·1
PARTS VIEW
3/.' dado 1/.' deep on inside face.
Cut dado width to match exact
thickness of plywood.
" ' :-1 •r-- :J3I."
r
4
1
/2"
l
,-I_,
UEqualto the width
'0·----1 01 your miter-gauge
gUide bar.
®
'Plane or resaw to
thickness listed in
the Bill of Materials.
3/. x 24 x 48" Birch plywood
CUTTING DIAGRAM
112 X31/2 x 12' Maple
®
4L"
SLlDtNG TABLE
j
5
7
/8"
m·····"":5·
9"
... ....
3/4"
...
hi.,
15/8'
1-'
L-,
11118" : + i
14' dado
,
I----- 3
13
hs'!...-1
,
311s' deep
on bottom side
hole
1/. deep
r
i "'3/." dado
n
! 118" deep
4
6
/s'
i on bottom side
tEl
L
V
!
BASE
'0
3/4'
,
-I
/
I
r....

1
3/8' hole with a
-
7/8' counterbore
p
L
"
!
1/2' deep on bottom
3/4' j
__21/2'!-11/."t.:::__l/2:
"
3/.' dado
Ills" dee
3/." dado
1/8" deep
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
59
Drag the blade of an X-acto knife sideways to scribe the centerline and cutlines on
the acrylic cursor blank.
CURSOR LOCATION
(viewed from bollom side)
FORMING THE CURSOR
Form the cursor next
1 Cut a piece of \08" clear acrylic to
4x4". Chuck a W' Forstner bit into
your drill press, and position the
bit over the acrylic roughly where
shown on the drawing above.
Clamp the acrylic securely to your
drill-press table.
2 Start the drill press, and slowly
lower the bit until the outside
edge and centerpoint of the bit
just barely scores the acrylic.
3 Using a small square and an x-
acto knife held sideways (it scores
better this way), score the three
lines on the bottom side of the
acrylic where shown on the draw-
ing above and in the photo at left.
4 To make the centerline on the
cursor more visible, use a felt-
tipped marker to highlight the
middle scribed line. Wipe any
excess marker off the surface of
the cursor.
S Using your bandsaw fitted with
a \08" blade or a scrollsaw with a
#10 blade, cut the cursor to
shape. Sand the edges smooth.
6 Working from the bottom side
of the cursor, drill a counter-
sunk shank hole centered over
the bit centerpoint where shown
on the Cursor Full-Sized Pattern.
7 Using the Cursor Location draw-
ing for reference, form the cursor
recess on the bottom side of the
sliding table (8).
4'
.
-"',
.
lla' acrylic
.
:
"
-,
Bit centerpoint
"-
4"
I- Use 7/a' Forstner bit
to score the outside
diameter.
,,-
Score a line aligned
with the hole centerpoint.
> lines flush
with outside edges
of the 7/a" circle.
71a"
'¥i6"-wide slot in the sliding table
(B) where dimensioned on the
Parts View drawing.
11 Drill countersunk mounting
holes in the guides (C, D) where
dimensioned on the Parts View
drawing. Screw the guides in
place, making sure the screw
heads don't protmde.


7/a" hole
5/32.' i STEP 1 Bore a 7fe' hole
, 5/32." deep.
STEP 2 Complete cursor
recess with a
CURSOR sharp chisel.
C t
-" m__ #8 X3/4"
en elline ® F.H. wood screw

CURSOR
FUll-SIZED PATTERN
5/32.' shank hole,
1(
__..,.--. countersunk
on bollom
1'/,'
+ side
Scribe a
centerline
on bollom
side.
%" hole centered in the 'Mi" hole
and through the base for the
carriage bolr. Check the fit to
make sure the bottom of the car-
riage bolt doesn't protrude.
10 Mark a pair of centerpoints,
drill a ?-l6" hole at each point, and
cut between the holes with a
scrollsaw or jigsaw to form the
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WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
Use a strip of wood, a pair of clamps, and waxed paper to hold the magnets In place
until the epoxy cures.
Add the workpiece support
Note: Plywoods vary in thick-
ness. A II dimensions are based
on plywood measuring exactly
3/4" thick. See the tinted boxes on
the Exploded View drawing
before locating the horizontal
SUpp07·t (B) against the fence (F).
1 Cut the horizontal support (E)
to size plus W' in length. Then,
cut the fence (F), radiused end
(G), and dadoed end em to size.
2 Cut the rabbet along the outside
face of the fence (F) where shown
on the Exploded View drawing.
3 Cut a \I.l"-deep dado in the inside
face of H to the same exact thick-
ness as your plywood.
4 Mark the cemerpoims, and drill
holes in H where dimensioned on
the Parts View drawing. Clamp
the end (H) to the fence (F) and
drive the screws. Drill the holes,
and screw the opposite end (G) to
the fence. Measure the distance
between the ends (G, 1-1), and cut
the horizonral support (E) to final
length and screw it in place, mak-
ing sure parts G and H meet at
right angles to part E.
5 Clamp the support (E, F, G, H)
to tile sHding table (B), and screw
the two assemblies together,
keeping the outside face of F
square to the sliding table.
Finishing and final assembly
1 Finish-sand all the pieces and
seal with polyurethane.
2 Cut a piece of wood to
Then, put a drop of
epoxy in each magnet hole, fit the
magnets into the holes, and wipe
off any excess epoxy. As shown in
the photo above righl, position
the strip of wood over the mag-
nets, and use it as a clamping bar
to hold the magnets in place until
the epoxy cures. Later, remove
the clamping block and clamps.
3 Screw the acrylic cursor in
place in the recess on the bottom
of the sliding table (B).
4 Position the sliding table (B) on
the base (A). Slide a 'W' carriage
bolt through the W' hole in the
base (A) and through the h6" slot
in the sliding table (B). Slide the
two assemblies back and forth to
check the fit, then epoxy the car-
riage bolt in place. Attach a wash-
er and plastic knob onto the bolt
where shown on the Exploded
View draWing. To prevent the jig
from possibly rocking on the saw
table, make sure that the bottom
Buying Guide
Hardware kit. All the hardware
listed in the Supplies listing at
the end of the Bill of Materials
except for the finish and epoxy.
WOOD KIF" TEN) I, $27.95
plus 53.75 shipping. SchJabaugh
and Sons Woodworking, 720
14th Street, Kalona, IA 52247 or
caU 800/346-9663 to order.
edge of the fence (F) is flush
with the bottom surface of the
base (A). If F is higher, you may
encounter a bit of rocking when
the sliding table/fence is slid
away from the base when cutting
tenons. This can result in poorly
cut tenons.
5 Lay the metal 6" mle in place
on the magnets in the shallow
dado. See the following article
for positioning the rule in rela-
tion to the fence.•
Hardware and precut wood
kit. All the pieces listed in the
hardware kit, plus all the Baltic
birch plywood and maple pieces
listed in the Bill of Materials Cll(
to size and shape (but not
predrilled). WOOD KITHl
TEN]2, 594.50 plus $12 ship-
ping. Address and phone at left.
Wriuen by Kemmel I'roJe<:1 O<:slgn: R. Downing illuStrations: Roxanne leMoine Photographs: John Helherlngton
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997 61
If you've shied away from
mortise-and-tenon joinery
because it sounds too compU·
cated, take heart. With our
tenoning jig and a little prac·
tice, you can turn out tight.
fitting joints like a· profes·
sional craftsman.
Editor's Note:
According to woodworking tra-
dition, you cut a mortise first
and fit the tenon to it. The tech-
nique yields Ughtfitting joints,
but reqUires painstaking trial-
and·error trimming. Deter·
62
mined to find an easier way,
WODDiII magazine's Design
Editor Jim Downing developed
a new tenoning jig, detailed on
page 57, and a technique that
stands tradition on its head.
What makes a mortise-and-
tenon joint so strong?
Check ou( the construction of a
sturdy chair or table sometime,
and you'll probably find that it was
built with mortise-and-tenon joints.
When it comes to strength, few
woodworking joints match the
mortise-and-tenon. That's why this
old standby shows up so often in
leg-and-rail constmction and other
adaptations that subject a joint to
stress from several directions at
the same time.
Study the typical mortise-and-
tenon joint shown in the Anatomy
of a Mortise-and-Tenon Joim draw-
ing top right, and you'U notice
that the largest mating surfaces
contain face grain. When glued
together, these face-grain-to-face-
grain areas create exceptionally
strong bonds. This gives the joint
much greater strength than a butt
joint, in which one of the mating
surfaces contains only end grain.
Proper proportions keep both the
tenon and mortise strong.
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
TENON OINERY
Our jig guarantees your success
How to build and adjust the
"On-the-Money Tenoning Jig"
As mentioned in the Editor's Note,
our tenoning jig is the key to cut-
ting professional-looking joints. So
turn to page 57, and build the jig.
When you've completed it, return
here and read on.
To adjust your jig for preci-
sion cuts, start by placing the
tenoning jig on your tablesaw,
with the bar in the miter-gauge
slot. Loosen the knob on the slid-
ing table and position it so thc
fence clears the saw blade. Raise
the blade to 1n, then move the
sliding table so the face of the
fence aligns flush with the outsidc
edge of the blade, as shown in the
Adjust Your Jig for Precision Cuts
drawing, left. Tighten the knob to
hold the sliding table in place.
With the blade properly aligned
with the fence, slide the jig's built-
in steel rule until the cursor lines
up directly over the 1n mark, as
shown in Step 2. (Using the 1"
mark provides more accuracy
than trying to align the mark on
the "zcro" end of the rule.)
Now, loosen the knob on the
sliding table, and adjust the cursor
along the rule to make the desired
shoulder Width, as shown in the
drawing at left. Our example
Comt1med'
63
, Tenon setback
II....-. (typically at least
1/4"or the width
of the shoulder)
Tenon length
l'rpicallY 213 the width
o the stock containing
the mortise)
1/4' shoulder
c._ width
Blade height set for tenon
length less Ills"
Cursor set on
1 + 1/4' for a '/4'
shoulder width
• •
Mortise width
(equals the
thickness
of the tenon)
Chamfer the lenon's end
slightly 10 ease insertion
into the mortise.
Shoulder wldth
Tenon thlckn... (1/4 to 1/3 the thickness of the stock)
(1/210 '/3 the
thickness of
tho stockl :l ,::
'-+-- \ !'
\J Ch..k
r
ADJUST YOUR JIG FOR PRECISION CUTS

STEP 1
Adjust the face of workpiece
support llush with blade.
STEP 2
Setting the rule
Cursor set
on 1"
ANATOMY OF A MORTISE-AND-TENON JOINT
MortlHdepth
('/Is" deeper than the
length of the tenon)
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joinery
Turn the workpiece on edge, butt it against the stopblock, and cut the tenon setback
shoulder. Rotate the pIece 180° and cut the other setback shoulder.
Shoulder width
LAYING OUT A TENON
Tips on tackling the tenon
Begin by laying out the tellon
as shown in the Laying Out a
Tenon drawing, above. A combi-
nation square, and a sharp pencil
or scratch awl work great for
transferring marks to all four
sides. For our sample project, we
made the tenon 1" long, with W'
setbacks and W' shoulders.
How to make flush
mortise-and-tenon joints
When Design Editor Jim Downing
developed the "On-the-Money
TenorungJig," he also was looking
for a simpler way to create tight-
fitting mortise-and-tenon joints.
Rather than the traditional
method of cutting the mortise first
and fitting the tenon to it, Jim
decided to use the precision-cut
tenons produced with the tenon-
ing jig to accurately layout the
matching mortises.
jim's technique, described here,
uses a guide-block to aid in both
the mortise layout and cutting
processes. Cm using the same jig
settings as the tenon, the guide-
block ensures accurate placement
of the !llOrtise. It also keeps yotlr
chisel aligned vertically when yotl Adjust the saw blade depth, and use a miter gauge with an auxiliary fence and a stop-
square tip the mortise. block to cut the tenon shoulders in the workpiece and one side of the guide block.
Shoulder
setback
shows the setting for a W' cut, but
for other widths, adjust the cursor
the appropriate distance from the
1" mark on the scale.
Note: Before you start cutting,
choose and mark the best side of
your workpieces. Use these refer-
ence marks when laying out
your mortises and tenons so the
best sides get the exposu.re.
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GUIDEBlQCK DIAGRAM
Shoulder width
of tenon
Next, cut the shoulders. Using
a miter gauge with an auxiliary
fence, align the .shoulder of the
tenon with the saw blade. Attach
a stopblock to the auxiliary fence
to duplicate tllC cuts.
lay the workpiece flat on the
saw table, and adjust the height of
the blade so it just touches the
marked edge of the tenon cheek.
Cut the shoulders on both sides
of the tenon, as shown in photo A.
Using a 12"-loog piece of scrap-
wood the same thickness and
width as your workpiece, make a
shoulder cut ill O'1le side only
(see the Guideblock Diagram,
below). Set this piece aside for the
guideblock. Align the tenon end
with the stopblock, and cut the
two setback shoulders as shown
in photo B.
Alld now for the tenon
cheeks. With the tenoning jig set
for a lI.l"-wide cut, raise the blade
to 1¥16
6
• Secure the workpiece as
shown in photo C, turn on the
tablesaw, and push the workpiece
through the blade. Rotate the
workpiece 180", clamp it down,
Continued
Guideblock made

same settings
as tenon
STEP 1
• Make the
12 shoulder cut.
STEP 3 i.;:::
CUt the guldeblock
to length.
Lenglh 01 _, llT£P 2
the finon ..... Make the
_CUI,
WIth the jig cursor set at 1W' (for a Y." cut), clamp the board against the jig fence,
and cut the tenon cheeks In your workpiece and In the one side of the guIde block.
Adjust the Jig to the proper setback, clamp the workpiece against the
Jig's dadoed end, and cut the tenon setbacks.
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joinery
Hold the guideblock flrmlV on the piece
to be mortised, and mark the location of
the mortise sides with a sharp pencil.
and cut the second cheek.
Without changing the jig setup,
make one cheek cut in the guide-
block piece, then set it aside.
Finish up with the teflOn set·
backs. Set the jig to make a l1--
wide cut, clamp the workpiece in
the jig as shown in photo D, and
cut the setback. Rotate the work-
piece 180", and cut the second
tenon setback.
Finally, crosscut the scrapwood
guide block to finished length,
making it 2" longer than the
length of the tenon cut (see the
Guideblock Diagram, on the pre-
viouspage),
Now for the matching mortise
To layout the mortise, position
the guidebloqc: on the piece to be
mortised, then mark the side of
the monise as shown in photo E.
Then, place the guideblock on the
other side of the workpiece and
mark the opposite mortise side.
Using the tenon as a guide, mark
the proper length of the mortise
as shown in photo F. Be sure to
keep (he edge of the tenoned
board flush with the end of (he
mortise piece.
To rough out the mortIse,
clamp (he workpiece in a drill
press, and using a brad-point bit
Using a bit 'AIM smaller than the mortise width, drill a series
of holes the length of the mortise. Drill the end holes first and
meke ell holes 1/.." deeper than the length of the tenon.
66
sand slight chamfers on the end of the tenon to make It easier to
Insert the tenon In the mortise. Dry-fit the mating Joint pieces and
sand the tenon faces or chisel the mortise as necessary.
WOOD MAGAZlNE JUNE 1997
use a random-orbit sander to
avoid cross-grain scratches.
Variations for added strength
The flush joint we just showed
you works well in many applica-
tions, but you can make the joint
even stronger. By adjusting the
tenon's placement, you can
strengthen the corresponding
mortise. These adaptations work
well in leg-rail construction.
By shifting the tenon setback
(see the drawing at top left), you
cut the mortise farther away from
the end of the leg, reducing the
chance for endgrain breakout.
In some situations, the rail fits
flush with the front face of the
leg. If the tenon were centered,
the outside mortise wall would be
thin and weak. But by offsetting
the tenon, you can keep the rail
flush with the leg without weak-
ening the tenon or the mortise
wall (see drawing at lower right).
Early craftsmen used a variety of
methods to reinforce mortise-and-
tenon joints. While today's glues
will hold joints tight, using pins or
wedges, as illustrated in the draw-
ing at lower left, still bolsters
strength while lending an old-
world touch to your project.
To pin a tenon, first assemble
the mortise-and-tenon joint. When
the glue dries, drill a centered
hole completely through the joint.
Apply glue to the dowel and tap it
into place, saw off the excess, and
sand it flush.
In a through-tenon joint, the
tenon extends completely
through the mortised workpiece.
A wedge driven into the end of
the tenon effectively locks it in
place. To wedge a through tenon,
cut a saw kerf into the end of the
tenon, about three-quarters of its
length. Glue and assemble the
joint, then apply glue to a thin
wedge and drive the wedge into
the saw kerf. When the glue dries,
saw off the excess tenon and sand
it flush.•
I i
LEG! i
L_nj
RAIL
Mortise cheek
stronger
Tenon
offset
Tenon
centered
RAIL
i
,
,
,
,
, ,
'nn-'
LEG
Morlise chetk
too thin
OFFSETTHE TENON FOR A
STRONGER MORTISE
Final fitting, gluing, cleanup
Before you try fitting the joint
together, sand slight chamfers on
the end of the tenon as shown in
photo I. This lets you fit the tenon
into the mortise more easily.
Test-fit the mating workpieces
before applying' glue, and sand the
tenon or chisel the mortise as nec-
essary. Apply glue to all faces of
both sides of the joint as well as
the tenon shoulders, then clamp
the workpieces together. Use a
putty knife or chisel to scrape off
any glue squeeze-out after a tough
skin forms.
Despite the jig's accuracy, the
faces of the mating pieces may
not always align perfectly flush.
To get them flush, we prefer to
Pinned tenon
Wedged through tenon
TRADITIONAL
VARIATIONS
Tenon
setbacks
equal
INCREASETHE
'-_.1/ SETBACKTO
MINIMIZE
END GRAIN
BREAKOUT
1-16" smaller in diameter than the
width of the mortise, drill a series
holes the length of the mortise as
shown in photo G. The holes
should just touch or have a small
gap between them to avoid drill
bit deflection and poor alignment.
The holes should be 1\116" deep,
or \116" deeper than the length of
the tenon.
To square-up the mortise,
clamp the guideblock in position
on the mortised piece, and hold
your chisel flat against the block
as shown in photo H. The guide-
block keeps the chisel vertical as
you shear away the waste from
the sides of the mortise. Use a
chisel the same width as the mor-
tise to square up the ends.
Thin
wedge
~ ~
Saw kerf
Wrhlen by Kerry Gibson willi Jim Oownlng Photographs: John Hetheringlon lIluslralions: Roxanne leMoine
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997 67
If you spend a lot of money
on lumber, ,and would like to
slash your costs big-time,
have I got a deal for you. I
produce thousands of board
feet of prime oak, walnut,
and cherry stock for pennies
per board foot. And you can,
tool Here's how.
Q ~ ~
Dave Hcndcrson
Q)ntrllmlfllg ,,;tll/or
Like any devoted woodworker
and husband, I was more than
willing to accommodate my wife
Becky's request for a new Mission-
style bed. So, after some careful
planning, I went to my local hard-
wood supplier and bought the
necessary oak-about $300
wonh. And after Becky saw how
nicely the bed turned out, she
came up with a list of about a
dozen other furniture pieces
needed for our home.
Studying the options
Although I cheerfully agreed to
undertake every project on the
list, I knew r had to come up with
a more affordable means of
acquiring lumber. So, I checked
out these alternatives:
• Harvest my OW1l wood and
haul the logs to a sawmill. I've
always been able to get my hands
on good-qualiry logs (see the arti-
cle on page 98 for tips on doing
this). But, hauling the log to the
mill was a lot of work, and gave
me Little control over the finished
product. The mill charged 40
cents a hoard foot for cutting the
log into boards, and would accept
only logs from forested property
for fear of striking embedded
metal and damaging a blade.
• Buy my own sawmiU. It didn't
take long to decide that I couldn't
afford a trailer-based handsaw or
circular-saw mUl, both of which
start at around $6,000. These
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
by milling your own lumber
make sense if you mill large num-
bers of logs, or go into business
sawing logs for other people, but
that's not what I had in mind.
• Buy a handheld portable
mill. These come in two forms: a
bandsaw mill powered by a chain-
saw engine, or a metal frame that
guides a chainsaw. Both types
save you the work of moving the
log because you cut it right where
it falls. I tried a bandsaw model,
and liked its performance, but the
price (about $1,400 without
engine up to $2,000 with engine)
was too steep for me.
Then, I tried and settled on the
Alaskan MK III Saw Mill
Attachment for a chainsaw from
Granberg International (for
address see the Buying Guide at
the end of this article). The 36"
model 1 use (24"-, 30"-, 48"-, and
S6"-long models are also available)
consists of a la-pound, H-shaped
metal frame that clamps to the
saw bar. Combined with my 33"
saw bar, this SCUll' gives me 26W'
of cutting capacity.
I power my mill with a
Husqvarna 28seD that I pur-
chased at a garage sale for $]00.
The saw engine displaces 5.2
cubic inches and produces 5.5
horsepower-about the right
amount of clitting power for the
33" saw bar.
My costs besides the chainsaw
included $J89 for the MK nI, $30
for repair parts for t11C used chain-
saw, $80 for the 33" chainsaw bar,
$40 for sharpening tools, and $40
for a special ripping chain (a stan-
dard crosscut chain works, but
not nearly as efficiently).
Including other miscellaneous
items, my total investment was
less than $500. A similar setup
with a new chainsaw would cost
around $1,000.
Howa chainsaw mill works
To prepare a log for the mill, I
first cut it into 8' or 10' lengths-
whatever makes the best use of
the log. Then, I tr.im off any limbs
or burls to make the log as cylin-
drical as possible.
It takes me about to minutes to
attach the chainsaw to the MK III
frame. Then, I secure a 12'-long
2x8 fir board to the top of the log
with two 4 W' screws. The 2x8
stays stiff, flat, and straight thanks
to a pair of to'-long, UV<2x2" steel
angle irons that I mounted along
the edges on one face of the
board (see the drawing below
left). I secured the angle irons
with countersunk I Ul" screws
spaced 12" apart. The irons go
against the bark and help cradle
the 2x8 to the log.
With my eye and hearing protec-
tion in place, I set the sawmill for
a 5"-deep cut and make the initial
slabbing cut as shown in photo A.
With a sharp chain I can make
this slabbing cut through an oak
log in less than twO minutes.
Contfnued
CHAINSAW-MILL GUIDE
------
1114x4
1
/2"F.H.
wood screw
(2 required)
1110 x 1 1 / ~ " panhead _ ~ = = = + ~
sheet melal screws
spaced 12" apart
along length of
angle iron
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Milling your own lumber often yields boards with the kind of beauti-
ful grain figure that you won't find at a lumber retailer.
69
SAWANDSAVE
This cut gives me a first peek at
the grain color and figure inside
the log. Even now, having Cut
many logs in all sons of species, I
still get a (hrill every time a log
reveals this inner beauty. For
example, the white oak logs
shown in this article yidded lots
of wavy grain and splotches of
bird's-eye figure as shown in
photo B. Imagining how I will use
this figure in helps make
the hours of cuuing go by qUickly.
Now, with a flat plane estab-
lished on the log, I remove the
2x8 guide and set the mill for a
1V<l"-deep cut (this yields 1"-thick
boards after shrinkage from dry-
ing and planing). I've found that
only boards 2W' or more in thick-
ness require me to wedge the cut
open to prevent the board from
pinching the saw bar.
I make successive cuts as shown
in photo C until my mill is within
an inch or two of the ground.
What remains of the log is light
enough that I can prop it up a few
inches with scrAp pieces of wood
before making the final cms. I
place wedge blocks around the
bouom of the log [Q stabilize it.
Note: Even though the maxi-
mum cutting width of my
sawmill is I once used it to
mill a log from an
oak tree that was close to 200
years old. To do this, I rotated the
log 180° after making the initial
slabbing cut and one board cut.
Then, 1 made another slabbing
cut and board cut, and rotated
the log 90°. At this point 1 could
saw completely through the log
without rotating it anyiurther.
Guiding the sawmill through the
cut requires little effort on my
part. If the log is on a slight down-
hill the mill will pull itself through
the cut. About the only discom-
fort I experience is a tingling in
my hands and some stiffness in
my lower back. Padded gloves
help with the vibration. To pre-
vent my back from getting too
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Abuve: The flat plane established by Ihe
slabbing CUI guides Ihe milllhrough sub-
sequent CUlling passes.
sore, I alternate between stand-
ing, crouching, and kneeling duro
ing the cutting. ] also take a break
after every log and go for a short
walk. I've tried back support
devices, but they seem too
restricting for this type of work.
To keep the saw cuuing effi-
ciently, I resharpen the chain after
every fOllr boards. For fast sharp-
enings I usc a cylindrical grinding
stone and a battery-powered
rotary tool such as the Dremel
model in photo D. (Gr<ll1berg sells
a car-battery-powered sharpener
that's faster yet.) Even with a
sharp chain, it may take five or six
minutes to complete cuts in the
center of an oak log.
Working this way, I can typically
make 200-250 board feet of 5/4
oak boards in a six-hour period. I
haven't had the chance to cut
softwood logs, but I would imag-
ine that the cuuing would go
much faster. I also intend to buy
an auxiliary oiler that mounts to
the far end of the bar ($33 from
Granberg). My saw's automatic
oiler doesn't put out enough oil to
keep up with such heavy-duty
use, and the auxiliary oiler should
make the cutting go faster with
less wear on the saw.
After I get my boards home, I
stack and sticker them in the
same order that they came out of
the log. (See Photo E of some of
my outdoor stacks.) This makes it
A bauery-powered rotary 1001 and cylin·
drical grinding Slone hclp speed fre-
quem sharpcniJlg chores.
easier to match woods later dur-
ing project construction. I leave
the bark on the boards, ,Uld seal
the ends with latex paint to slow
the drying. I cover the pHe with
anything that will shed rain, typi-
cally old plywood or plastic pan-
els weighted with concrete blocks
or slabbing cuts from the milling.
After one year of air·drying, the
wood gets down to about 12-14
percent moisture content (Me). I
live in Iowa; in other areas of the
country the boards may air-dry to
a higher or lower Me. .
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
During the dehumidification-drying process, I check relative air humidity and tem-
perature daily. I periodically uncover the stack to check the wood moisture content.
I stack and sticker the boards ill the order they came from the log. Then, I seal the
ends with latex paint.
Then, I bring the boards down to
about 7 percent MC over a 2-3
week period using the low-tech,
but effective, dehumidification
setup shown in photo P. To make
this small kiln I first lay a sheet of
plastic on the concrete noor of
my garage workshop and stack
and sticker the boards on top of
this sheet (with the bottom
boards a few inches off the noor).
I place a dehumidifier, fan, ther-
mostat, and relative humidity
gauge next to the stack and cover
everything with another sheet of
plastic. While the dehumidifier
dries the air within this the
fan circulates air for even drying
throughout the stack.
Buying Guide
For more information on the
Alaskan Saw Mill Altachment,
contact Granberg International,
P.O. Box 425, Richmond, CA
94807-0425. Call 510/237-2099.
This setup cost me nothing
because I already owned all of the
necessary equipll)ent. And, I feel
that my patient approach to dry-
ing lumber yields higher-quality
stock than I could buy. For more
on drying lumber see these issues
of WOOo- magazine:
-FebnJary 1993, to succeed
at air-drying lumber," pages 40-41.
-June 1994, "WOOD magaZine
builds a solar kiln, " pages 4446.
Pros and cons to consider
The versatility and economical
price of a chainsaw mill make it
the ideal choice for me. Other
points in favor of these mills:
-You can cut curved logs
because the mill follows the con-
tour of the log.
-I've used my mill to saw logs in
tight cily backyards that make the
log inaccessible to a trailer-based
mill. It's a lot easier to move
boards than logs!
On the other hand, I don't rec-
ommend a chainsaw mill if you
have more money than time.
You'll spend a full day dealing
with a single large hardwood tree.
Also, keep the follOWing in mind:
-A chainsaw makes a kerf, so a
lot of the log is turned into saw-
dust (especially compared to a
bandsaw mill). Since I harvest free
trees otherwise destined to be
firewood, the amount lost to saw-
dust doesn't deter me.
-You need a strong, sturdy back.
I'm in my early 40s and in average
physical condition. I hope I'm
able to handle this rig 15 or 20
years from now, but I'm not
counting on it. And that's okay
because my friends tell me I've
already amassed enough wood for
three lifetimes! •
I adjust the humidistat on the
dehumidifier each day to keep the
relative humidity inside the tent at
about 30-35 percent, and the
temperature in the 85-90°
Fahrenheit range. For the dehu-
midifier to work effectively, the
air outside the tent should be at
least 60°. As the wood nears 8
percent MC, the temperature
inside the tent may climb as high
as 105°. Then, I uncover the stack
and check the MC of the wood
with a moisture meter. At 7 per-
cent MC I turn off the dehumidifi-
er, re-cover the stack, and let the
fan run for two days just to make
sure that the entire stack has sta-
bilized at 7 percent.
Wrltlen by Dave Henderson with lIill Krier Photograph,,: Bill Krier
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997 71

CUMULATIVE INDEX FOR ISSUES 86-94
Issue #87 Issue #88
April 96 June 96
Issue #92
Nov. 96
The next time you're looking for a project or
feature story in issues 86 through 94, use this handy
reference to help you find it fast. We kept it simple. For instance, when
searching alphabetically for a breadboard project story, you'll find
"Breadboard, 92:64-65." To locate the story, go to issue 92, page 64.
A-C
Ailanthus, 91: 13
Air-filtration systems, 86:28
Airplane riding roy.
89:50-55; 92:4
Air-powered nailers, 94:98
Angles:
bisecting, 93:6
miter, 94:4
Antique/collectible tools:
planes, 93:28; 94:20-21
scrollsaws, 87:36-37
window display, 91:20
Applique, scrollsaw, 88:1,
53·55
Bandsaws:
adjusting, 88: 12
boxes made on. 90:35·39
carrier used on, 92:23
fence for, 92:22
found wood Cut on, 87:18
Barometer/clock,93:54-56
Basket, laced, 93:48-50
Benches, picnic, 88:3843
Biscuit jOiners, 90:82; 94:92
Bits_ See Drill bits; Router
bits
72
Blade wrench, bending,
88:28
Boards. See Edge-gluing
color-eoding, 89:20
drying, 92:30
movement, 90:72-78;
93:6
sniping, 92:31, 75
Bo,ltbuilder, 87:100
Boat pull toy, 90:66-67, 100
Boat restOration, 86:68-72
Boot plaquc, inlay, 93:36-37
Boule stOppers, 91:58-61
Boxes:
bandsawn, 90:35-39
clamping, 94:55
hinge alignment, 90:26
jewelry, 93:4045
finish for, 90:12,14
Box joints, 87:88
Brass:
nativity scene, 93:4647
{urning, 87:74-76
Brc,ldboard, 92:64-65
Breadboard ends, tables
with, 89:3641; 90:77
Bronze-look finish, 87:7Q.73
Brushcs, cleaning, 87: 16;
91:34
l3uild-A-Toy@ contest,
88:100,91:8,10,
12, 17-18
winner's plans, 92: 104
Burls, 94:3941
Business, woodworking,
87:24; 92:80; 94:22
Buymanship:
drills, cordless, 89: I,
56-63
mitersaws, sliding
compound,87:4045
planers, 92:74-79, 94:6
random-orbit sanders,
90:5Q.55
scrollsaws, 91:5Q.57; 93:6;
94,6
shapers, 86:4449
cabinets:
base, leveling, 88:6
clamping, 94:55
kitchen, 94:56-57, 59-61
roll-around,91:4849
sewing and knitting
supplies, 88:56-61
sewing machine, 94:68-76
wall, 94:4649
calipers, 90:8, 10
candlesticks, 86:58-59
proportions for, 91 :24
cardinal, carved, 94:64-67
Caricature carving, 88:62-65
Carousel horse, 88: 100
Cars, tOy, 93:60-64
Carving:
cardinal, 94:64-67
caricature, 88:62-65
carousel horse, 88: 100
chip carving, 86:33-37
Congress, 88: 100
Lincoln bust, 90:66-71
Paragrave tool, 92: 18
with router, 88:96
Casters, securing, 92:27
Cedar, 94:18
finishing, 88:43; 90:30
Chairs:
doll,93:51-53
rungs, fining, 88:22
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Cherry, black, 90:29
Chess sct, 91:37
Childrcn's items. See Toys
Chime, desk, 87:57-59
Olip carving, 86:33-37
Christmas deeor2tions, 92: 1;
93:4647,57-59
Circular saw, portable, setting
fence for, 87:22
Clamps and c1:lmping, 94:50-
55. See Edge-gluing
of anglcd shapes, 90: 16
comer brackets for, 90:25
of edge b:mding, 88:6
glue blocks for, 90:39

as bench \'ise, 93:16
on ribbed tables, 88:20
lever-opcration, 87:98
miter, 93:6<).69; 94:54
pipe, 90:99
pads for, 94:102
shop.-made, 89:22
small-part, 89: 18; 91:98
spring-loaded, 90:80
table for, 93: 14
threaded-rod, 88:28: 93:68
IOggle-elamp jig, 87: 16
Clocks:
with barometer, 93:54-56
reproductions, 92:39-43
tall, 9O:6().65
parts for, 88: 12
w:uch-shapcd, 90:56-57
Coasters, flamingo, 86:50-51
Coat tree, 88:72-75
Compound mitcrs, 87:5-6;
92:4,8
Compound mitcfS,1ws, 88:10
sliding, 87:40-45
Contact cc::mcnt:
cleaning off, 87:8
water-based, 87:96
Corian c1ock/barometer,
93:54-56
Corner tcmplatcs, 91: 102
Cradle, doll, 90:40-43
Crafts-fair markcting, 92:80
Craftsman Closeups:
bandsawn boxes: Michacl
E1bn,9O:35-39
chip carving: Pam
Gresham, 86:33-37
docks: EdW:lrd SlOne,
92:3943
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furniture, claSSic:
Gcorge Reid, 89:31-35
furniture, miniaturc:
Don I'crkins, 88:33-37
hats, turned: Johannes
Michelsen, 91:3943
pU7.z1es, animal: Pcter
ctupman, 94:33-36, 78
toys: Gus Stcfureac,
87:35-37
wood-inlay relief:
Wolf Moller, 93:33-37
Cribb.1ge board holes,
drilling, 88:79; 93:4
Cruet set, 91:58, 61
D-E
Desks, 86:52-57; 91:36
Dctail s:lIlder, 86:78
Detail tools, rotary, 88:8;
92:18
Disabled persons, wood-
worlting for, 94:62-63
Doll furniture, 93:51-53
crndle, 90:40-43
Door frame, squaring,
93:22
Doormat, 94:42-45
Dovctail joints:
hand-eut, 87:66-69
sliding, 9O:n
Dowcling of curved joints,
87:30
Drawer jointS, 92:57, 58
Drawer pull, turning,
87:76
Drll] bits, 91:inscrt
brnd-point, small, 90:4
Forstncr, 90:80
tin)', holding, 90:18
Drill gUide, stcadring,
87:20
Drill press:
clamps for, 87:98
cribbage board madc
on, 88:79;
fence for, 92:22
as mini lathe,
rosclle cutlers for,
91:22
sanding attachments:
dnlms, 86:24; 93:92
oscillaling spindle,
90:81
speed ch:trt, 9l:insert
table, 86: 1,
leveling, 91:inscn
venical-hole jig, 92:26
Drills, cordless, 89:1, 56-63
Drying of wood, 92:30
Dust COllection and control:
air-filtration systcms, 86:28
bag, holding, 90:18
blast gate, 89:24
grounding wires, 87:8
hose conneclOrs, 87:23
for planers, 92:78
for r2ndom-orbit sanders,
90:53
separ,1I0r, 92:100
shroud retrofit, 94:97
for tables,1w, 87: 12
vacuums, 86:78; 89:20
Edge banding, clamping, 88:6
Edge-gluing, 90:32; 94:51-53
jointing before, 92:28;
93:24; 94:51-52
for plywood panels, 91:65
ripping edges for, 88:78
wedges for, 88:4
Electrical wiring, 88:14,16;
94:4
Engraving tool, 92: 18
Etagcre, 88:6<).69; 89: 16
Extension<ord holdcr, 88: 96
F-G
Family tree, inlaid, 91:37
Farm scene, scrollsawn,
89:64-65
Fcet, project, 92:25
Filler, sawdust as, 91:24
Finishes:
for cedar, 88:43; 90:30
lacquer, gloss, 90: 12, 14
metal, antique, 87:7CH3
polyurethane, 86:18
prepar.llion for, 86: 16, 18
over shcllac scaler, 93:22
spray paint, 89:29-30
Forest products, 93:76-78
burls, 94:39-41
certification of, 86:96
efficient usc of, 93:n-78
redwoods, 88:4448, 76
tropical hardwoods, 94:104
Forstncr bits, 90:80
Fractions, 92: 10, 12
Fr2mc-and-pancl doors:
bits for, 86:28; 89:4649
wood movement, 90:76, 78
Frnmes:
Clamping, 93:66-69; 94:54
compound mitcrs, 87:>6
squaring, 93:22
Fretwork,91:104
Furnimremaker, 89:31-35
FUlon, 86:6().65
Glue:
contact cement, 87:8, 96
renJling boUie, 94:12
slow-setting, 89: 10
tote for, 86:94
Glue-ups. See Edgc-giuing
Golden rectangle, 91:24
Gouges, usc of, 90:33
Grain of wood, 94:8,10
Grindcr, dust shroud, 94:97
Grooves, stopped, 93:20
H-I
Half-lap joints, 90:58-59
Hats, turned, 91:1, 3943;
94:104
Hemlock, westcrn, 94:31-32
Hinges, box, aligning, 90:26
Holcsaw:
plug grnbber for, 88:24
for wheel tires, 91:26
1I01ly, 93:104
Hooks, tool, 88:98
1ntarsia, 3-0, 93:33-37
J-M
Jar lids, turned, 91:5a.60
Jenny (plane), 93:28
jewdry boxes, 93:40-45
finish for, 90:12,14
j,,",'
anglc-e1amping, 90:16
cribbage-board drilling,
88:79; 93:4
drill-press, 86: I, 38-43
groove-elltting, 93:20
mitcr<utting, 90:4
miter-gaugc fence, 86:20
pocket-hole, Kreg, 87:78
ripping, 88:94
router-table mullijoint,
87: I, 50-56, 88
Sign-rOUling, 92:4449
splinc-euuing, 93:42
73
000
tablesaw, sliding, 93: 1,
7().75, 100, 102
tenoning, 93:90
togglc-elamp, 87;16
turning-square chamfering,
92:23
vertical·hole, 92:26
Jointers, 87:26
adjusting, 91:74-78; 93:24;
94:51-52
Joints and joinery. See Edge>
gluing; Miters; Mortise-and-
tenon joinery
biscuit, 90:82; 94:92
curved, doweling, 87:30
dovetails, 87:66-69
half.lap, 90:58-59
pocket-hole jig, 87:78
rauteNable ffiultijoint jig,
87: I, 50-56, 88
wood movement, 90:76
Kaleidoscope, 89:4445
Kazoo, 92:66-67
Keyhole hangers, 94: 12
Key ring, pUZZle, 94:78
Kickback, avoiding, 91:83-84
Kitchen planning, 94:56-61
Kit furniture, 86:73-76
Knitting center, 88:5(j.61
Lacquer, gloss, 90:12,14
Laminates, plaslic, 87:8
positioning, 92:24
trimming, 89: 10
Lamps:
floor, 88:72-75
stenciled, 92:62-63
Larch,92:33-34
I ~ l . t h c s . See 1\Jrning
accessories, 92:28
as disc sander, 90:27
parts kit, 88:12
safety, 94:24, 26
1001s, sloring, 94: 16
vertical, 93:99
Legs, tumcd, 89:42-43; 90:
45-46
Lincoln, Abe, bust, 90:68-71
Lock miter bits, 86: 10, 12, 14
Logging, 93:76-77
burl,94:39-41
redwood, 88:4448, 76
Lumber. See Boards, Forest
products
Lumber flick, 87: 14
Magicians' eqUipment,
93:104
74
Mailbox, 86:66-67
Manchineel, 94: 101
Mandolin, octave, 91 :36
Maritime Heritage AJliance
(MHA), work of, 86:68-72
Measuring and marking:
calipers, 90:8, 10
comer Icmplates, 91: I 02
ffllclions, 92: 10, 12
proportions, 91 :24
radius, marking, 88:78
Metal:
nativity scene, 93:46-47
turning, 87:74-76
Metallic finish, 87:7Q-73
Miniature furniture, 88:33-37
Mirror/shelf combo, 87:46-49
Mission-style floor lamp/coat
tree, 88:72-75
Miter-gauge fence, 86:20
Miters, 94:54
angles, 94:4
for arched molding, 90:30
clamps, 93:66-69; 94:54
compound, 87:5-6; 92:4, 8
jig for cutting, 90:4
lock miter bits for, 86:10,
12, 14
Mitersaws, compound, 88: 10
sliding, 87:40-45
Moldings:
arched, mitering, 90:30
planer/molder for, 93:80
plastic l:molding, 86:4, 6
routing, 94:14
and wood movement,
90:78
Mortise-and-tenon joinery:
chair-mng tenons, 88:22
jigs for:
router-table, 87:54-56
tenoning, 93:90
wedges, use of, 88:4
wood movement in, 90:76
Motors, universal, 88:80
Mountain laurel, 89:86
Movement of wood, 90:72-78;
93:6
N-P
Nailers, air-powered, 94:98
Nails, pulling, 90:24
National Register of Big
Trees, 91: 104
Nativity, brass, 93:46-47
names
for'Starting shop, 88:89
lUning up, 91:6&81
Project Showcase, 91:36-37
Proportions, figuring, 91:24
Pull, drawer, turning, 87:76
Punched-tin (wall) cabinet,
94:4649
Puzzles, animal, 94:33-36, 78
Q-S
Radial-arm saws:
blade guard, 91:33
blade-slOp block, 87:16
hold-down, 91:28
vs. sliding compound
mitersaws, 87:41
Radius, marking, 88:78
Rail-and-stile router bits,
86:28; 89:46-49
Random-orbit sanders, 88:81;
90:5Q-55
Reciprocating saws, 91:100
Redwood:
burls, 94:39-41
finishing, 88:43
logging, 88:4448, 76
and spotted owl, 88:76
Resawing on tablesaw, 91:22
Ripping:
gluing edges, 88:78
gUide, 92:20
jigs, 88:94
lhin-strip, 88:94; 91:83-84
Rocker spindles, repairing,
87:28
Rocking horses, 93: I04
Rosette CUllers, 91:22
Rotary detail tools, 88:8
Paragravc, 92:18
Router bils:
CMT, 91:4; 92:8
flush trim, 94:18
lock miter, 86:10,12,14
rail-and,slilc, 86:28;
89:4649
setup templates, 93: 17
shapers using, 86:44-49
V.groove, 88:96
ROUlers. See Router bils
carving With, 88:96
laminalc trim with, 89: I0
moldings cut on, 94:14
multijoint jig, 87: I,
50-56,88
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE 1997
plunge, 93:88
pushshoe, 93:80
signs made with, 92:4449
speeds, 88:93
Safety:
comic book aboUl, 89:88
electrical, 88: 14, 16
kickb;lck,91:83-84
lathe, 94:24, 26
Sanders and sanding, 86: 16
ccdar and redwood, 88:43
detail, pneumatiC, 86:78
disc, Jathe as, 90:27
dnlm, 89:4; 93:92
sandpaper on, 86:24, 26
dust shroud, 94:97
finishing, l1-sheet, 88:8 J
oscillating spindle, 87:78;
90:81; 92:92
random-orbit, 88:81;
90:50-55
right-angle block, 88:20
small-part board, 88:29
Sawdust as filler, 91:24
Sawhorse, 94:93
Schools:
crafts program, 87:38-39
shop class, 89:66-68
Scmpers, use of, 90:33
Scrollsaws, 91:50-57; 93:6;
94:6
antique, 87:36-37
;lppliql1C, 88: I, 53-55
blade changing, 91:52-53
blade storage, 90:21
bucking bronco pencil
tmy, 87:71-72
farm scene, 89:64-65
flamingo coasters, 86:50-51
fretwork made on, 91:104
lighting of cut, 90:28
mailbox, 86:66-67
nativity, brass, 93:46-47
seminars, 86:96
stands for, 91:14, 51-52
throat plate, 89:26
wagonette, 88:70-71
welcome plaque, 87:70-71
Sequoia, gi;mt, 88:30
Sewing ccnters:
sewing machine, 94:68-76
sewing supplies, 88:56-61
Sewing kit, turned, 92:50-52
Shaker nightstand, 90:4447
Shapers, 86:4449
Shellac, finish over, 93:22
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Shelves:
lighted unit, 91 :4447
tower of, 88:66-69; 89: 16
waU-hung, 91:36-37;
92:59-61; 94:46-49
with mirror, 87:4649
Ship restoration, 86:68-72
Shop class, 89:66-68
Shop skills:
half-lap joints, 90:58-59
wedges, wooden, 88:4, 6
Shop-tested technique: sign
routing, 92:4449
Sideboard, 92:54-58
Sign routing, 92:4449
Snipe on boards, 92:31, 75
Snowman decomtions, 92: 1
Sofa, fUlon, 86:60-65
Spindles, repairing, 87:28
Spline-cutting jig, 93:42
St:tbilized wood, 89:14; 94:6
Staplers, air-powered, 94:98
Steamboat lOy, 90:66-67,100,
Steam engines, 90: 104
Stenciling, 92:14, 16,62-63
Stickcring of wood, 90:75;
92:30
Stoppers, turned, 91:58-61
Storage:
drop-down tray, 93: 12
glue IOte, 86:94
hooks, tool, 88:98
of lathe tools, 94:16
lumber rack, 87:14
roll-around,91:48-49
of scrollsaw blades, 90:21
Sweel gum, 93:30
T-V
T;lbles:
dining, 91 :36
doll,93:51-53
kitchen, country, 89:364 I
nightstand, 90:4447
picnic, 88:38-43
wood movement in, 90:77
worktable, folding, 94:6
Tablesaws:
blade alignment, 91:70-71
blade changing, 88:28
dust front, catching, 87: 12
fence alignment, 90:20;
91:73
fence straightening, 91:73
glUing edges ripped, 88:78
Jct XACfASAW Left, 91:98
jig, sliding, 93:1, 70-75.
100,102
resawing with, 91:22
ripping gUide for, 92:20
ripping jigs for, 88:94
tenoning jig for, 93:90
tuning up, 91:68-73
Tamarack, 92:33
Tape, double-faced, 89:16
Templates:
corner, 91:102
material for, 92:92
Tenoning jig, 93:90
Tenons. See Mortise-and-
tenon joinery
Thin-strip ripping, 88:94;
91:83-84
Threaded-rod clamps, 88:28;
93,68
Timber. See Forest products
T-molding, plastic, 86:4, 6
Toys:
biplane, riding, 89:50-55;
92:4
boat, pull, 90:66-67, 100
cars, 93:60-64
contest, 88:100; 91:8,10,
12, 17·18; 92:104
doll furniture, 93:51-53
crAdle,90:4043
maker of, 87:35-37
playhouse, 87:60-65
rocking horses, 93: I04
truck, farm, 92:68-73
wheel tires, 91 :26
Train, fOlk-art, 94: I04
Triangle, drafting, 89:14
Tnlck, farm, 92:68-73
TUliptree, 92:104
Tune-ups for tools, 91:66-81
l\lrlling. See Lathes
brass, 87:74-76
candlestick,86:58-59
clear view of, 91:32
clock columns, 93:54-56
half-round pieces, 91:30
hats, 91:1, 3943; 94:104
kaleidoscope, 89:4445
legs, 89:424?; 90:45-46
new materials for, 87:96
sewing kit, 92:50-52
squares, chamfering,
92:23
stopper tops, 91:58-61
tools, use of, 90:33
tree ornaments, 93:57-59
Vacuum, shop, 86:78
w.lnds, loosening, 89:20
Verdigris finish, 87:70-73
Vises:
for angled parts, 90: 16
handscrew clamps as,
93:16
miter, 93:66-67
w-z
Wagonette, model, 88:70-71
Walnut, black, 91:104; 92:36
Warped boards, 90:74-75
Wax, lubricating, 92: 102
Wax polish, 91:98
Wedges, 88:4, 6; 90: 16,24
ripping, jig for, 88:94
Welcome mat, 94:4245
Welcome plaque, 87:70-71
Wheel tires, to)', 91:26
Wiring, 88:14, 16; 94:4
Wood movemcnI, 90:72-78;
93:6
WOOD ONLINE, 89:82; 90: I
Wood species. See Redwood
ailanthus, 91:13
cedar, kinds of, 94:18
cherry, black, 90:29
hemlock, western,
94:31-32
holly, 93:104
larch, western, 92:33-34
manchineel,94:101
mountain laurel, 89:86
movement of, 90:73-74
pine, western white,
87:33-34
poplar, )'ellow, 92: 104
sequoia, giant, 88:30
sweet gum, 93:30
walnut, 91:104; 92:36
yew, 89:88
Wood stabilization, 89:14;
94,6
Workbench:
fold-down benchtOP,
94:14
with rolling cabinets,
91:48-49
securing work on, 88:6
Workshop:
renting, 88: 100
starting, 88:89
Work suppOrtS, 87:10; 94:93
joist-hung, 88:26
Worktable, folding, 94:6 •
75
Natural--Born
A woodpecker for your door
Tapping on a door: Now,
there's a task ideally suited to
a woodpecker. With our
dandy door-knocker project,
you can have a bird on the
job in just a few hours. It
would be great on the door to
a kid's room or as a novelty
for your own front door.
First, build the bird
1 Trace the outline for the wood·
peeker's body (page 92) onto a
piece of hardwood Y.!x3x6Y.!".
Either birch or basswood would
be a good choice for the painted
bird. When tracing, a straightedge
and a French curve or flexible
ruler will help you follow the
lines neatly and accurately.
2 Bandsaw or scrollsaw the body.
A \oS" bandsaw blade or a #5 scroll-
saw blade (.038x.OlS" with 12Y.!
teeth per inch) will do the job.
3 Mark the location for the loi6"
hole on the side of the body.
Using a drill press, drill the hole
through the body. Chuck Ihe V.6-
bit in a porlable drill, and drill Ihe
hole centered on the edge of Ihe
body where shown.
4 rile or sand round-overs along
both sides of Ihe head and body,
except on the beak and the tail.
For uniformiry, copy and cut out
the Round-over Radius Guide to
gauge your work. Taper the beak
to wide al the tip, and shape it
to the cross section shown.
5 Trace the lail outline and two
wing outlines ontO W stock. Both
wings fit on a Vfx2Y.lx6W piece,
and the l<liI on one Yolx2x2".
Scrollsaw Ihe Wings <lnd mil.
6 Round ovc::r the outside face of
ellch wing, utilizing the same
radius guide used for the body.
Sand a slight round-over-jusl
enough to break the sharp edge-
along the back of each wing.
76
7 Glue the tail to the body where
indicated. After the glue dries,
sand the tail ro the cross section
shown. 'n1e body and tail should
be flush on both top and bottom.
a Finish-sand the body/tail assem-
bly and the wings. Glue the wings
to the body.
9 After the glue dries, paint the
bird with acrylic craft paints. (Or,
use enamel paints if your wood-
pecker will be exposed to weath-
er.) You can follow our color
scheme or invent your own.
Make the metal feet
1 Copy the foot pattern twice.
With spray adhesive, attach the
patterns to two 2x2" pieces of
copper about 112" thick. (We

per, packaged as K&S no. 259, al
a hobby shop.)
2 Drill the hole where shown
in each foot. For drilling, clamp
the piece, with a scrapwood back-
up, to your drill-press table.
3 Cut away the excess copper
around the foot with lin snips.
111en, using your bench grinder or
drum sander and smaU fifes, finish
shaping the feet. When grinding
or power-sanding copper, remem-
ber that the metal readily con-
ducts heat and can gel hot from
friction. To grip the small foot for
filing, sandwich it between two
pieces of scrapwood clamped in a
vise. Keep Ihe guideline as close
as possible to the supporting
scrapwood pieces.
4 Flatten the feet if necessary,
using a block of scrapwood as an
anvil and a rubber or wooden mal-
leI. Sand the edges to eliminale
file and grinder marks.
5 Attach a foot to each side of the
body with a __ 2xYol- roundhead
wood screw. Leave the screws
loose enough that Ihe feet Clm
move freely on the body. Screw a
WOOD MAGAZL"iE JUNE 1997
Knocker
o 0 000 000 0 000 0 0 000 o 0 0 0 0 000 0
'0'
'h6 x lIz· slots
lor/eet
1/4" hole 3116" deep
with a 7/&4" shank hole
centered inside
Taper beak 10
1/4" at end.
""G
0
(
112 X1/4" R.H.
wood screw
lh6" pilot
hole
Round- brass
"",rn
#216
'
/z brass
screw eye
"\
screw eye
7" string
5/6" wooden ball
EXPLODED VIEW
Buying Guide
Patterns. For a catalog of
project patterns, send $2 to
Raccoon River Scrollworks,
PO Box 41308, Des Moines,
IA 5031 1-0506.
Ra«ooa Rhu ScroUworb, IliII QUI!
!'too«lInpll.: John Hethcrin&IOIl
m,.gmlonJ: Roll2tU"lt LeMolnC'; I.om3}oluuon
brass screw eye into the
hole in the front of the body. Tie
one end of a 12
ft
length of string
to the screw eye.
Now, complete the knocker
1 Center the assembled wood·
peeker on a Ylx2x 1O· piece of
maple. On the board. mark the
locations of the tabs on the feet.
2 Using the marks, layout two
slots on the board to accept the
tabs on the woodpecker's feet.
DriU a Y16- blade stan hole at one
cnd of each slot, then scrollsaw
the slots.
3 Fit the tabs on the feet into the
slots. Mark the Spot where the
bird's beak strikes the board.
Draw a center for a mounting
hole at that point. The same dis-
tance from the bottom of the
board, draw another center for
the other mounting hole.
4 At the centers you JUSt marked,
drill !4" holes .}'I6" deep. Drill
the rest of the way through
with a bil.
S Rout a W' cove around the front
face of the board. To prevent
tearout, form the cove in twO or
three shallow passes.
6 Finish-soll1d the mounting board,
and apply a clear finish. Drill a Y16"
pilot hole near the bottom cen-
tered side to side, and screw in a
brass screw eye. Attach
the mounting board to the door
wilh #4xI W flathead wood
screws. Cover the screw heads
with mushroom plugs.
7 Put a drop of cyanoacrylate
adhesive (instant glue) at the end
of each foot tab. Then, push the
tabs into the slols. l'<lss the end of
the string through the screw eye
on the mounting board. Adjust the
length to your preference, and
pass the SIring through a hole in a
wooden ball. Knot the end to
retain the ball.•
WOOD MAGAZINE JUNE
77
WHERE SAFETY BEGINS
"Look folks, walch me
pinch Ihe blade"
To emphasize the importance of
the spreader on his tablesaw, a
TV-workshop star took off the
guard and spreader and started to
rip a board. Halfway into the rip
he stopped feeding, reached over
and behind the blade, and
pinched the kerf closed! After my
heart restarted, I noticed he was
still smiling and talking-with all
his fingers. I have that on video.
His focus was the unwanted
saw marks where the blade was
pinched. I screamed, "What
about Aspreader does
a lot to prevent kickbacks. Yet, if
deleting saw marks is reason for
you to keep them on your saws,
okay. And at the risk of offending
those folks I watch on TV, let me
just add: "DON'T DO THAT!".
want to see the resu t. ow,
there's nothing wrong with pho-
tographing a tablesaw without a
guard to better show a setup. It's
quite another thing, though, to
start the saw and make the cut.
Send your safety-related question, stated
simply, with a SASE to:
The Safety Man,
WOOD. Magazine,
1912 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA 50309-3379.
Not all questions will be published, but
each will receive a reply.
They caution "guard
removed for clarity"
You've heard this line from
every TV personality who ever
demonstrated at a tablesaw:
"We've removed the guard
while the saw is running so you
can see better. At home, please
keep your guards in place.
Of all the foolhardy things to
say and do. Removing the guard
while the saw runs only lets you
get a better view of flying saw-
dust. I once met a blind man
who did the finest cabinetwork
around with a radial-arm saw.
How did he manage such accu-
racy? He said, twice,
cut once." The paint is, if you
do the setup right, the result will
be right. You don't need to see
the blade throwing chips; you
lar kerf. "Slick!" said the nar-
rator. My comment remains
unprintable here.
Flat blades (table or radial-
arm and circular saws) aren't
designed to cut curves. When
you force them, you risk a
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any freehand saWing.
Would you believe Z
cross-handed cutting?
A certain craftsman does this
frequently when miter-cuttin
on his radial-arm saw and
mitersaw. He places the board
to the right of the blade, holds it
with his left hand-across the
blade's path-then puUs the saw
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hand! The fact that he still
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cut, don't make it.
Mike Gilliland Is a
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and an engineer
with 25 years' e)(pe-
rlence designing
and working with
woodworking power
tools to make them
safer. A resident of
Missouri, he owns
and runs a safety-
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No fence? No problem.
Freehand il!
On one big-name program, a
local tradesman was demonsttat-
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curved cut needed to properly fit
a cabinet-end spacer to an irregu-
lar wall. He removed the guard
and spreader from his tablesaw,
then with no guide, fed the
board freehand to saw an irregu·
Safety Man Mike Gililland
unloads on television
workers who set unsafe
examples for all 01 us.
T
hanks for the good let-
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my last column ("Kickback:
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WOOD@! magazine, October
1996). I promise I'll answer your
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spaad aqufpnarI: & SarMg '" "4>"
porting alnoa 'Q83. f_ Demo .....
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anl In 27 ciIioII. Swd leo" be l:lfoch\q. 'THE
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WHOlESALE GLASS quaky IJlas&
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SAW YOUR OWN LUMBER AND SAVE
and politely
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That same per-
__,/ son, or some-
one they know, may some day
offer you the log of your lifetime.
-Inquire about housing develop-
ments or other projects in your
area where trees wiIJ be cleared.
When a freeway was planned to
go through a wooded area, I con-
tacted the landowner. He had
sold the logging rights to a lum-
ber company but told me I could
take what the loggers left behind.
The lumber company spared any
tree under 24" in diameter, so I
had plenty of good trees to
choose from. In the time after the
loggers left, and before the high-
way crew bulldozed the proper-
ty, I milled 25 oak and walnut
logs that would have gone up in
smoke. I was in heaven!.
tree is within falling dis-
tance of a home or other
structure. It just isn't worth the
risk. I will offer to cut the limbs
into firewood if the tree is felled
by a tree service. Often, a tree
service charges extra to haul
away a large log or cut and chop
it into firewood. Recently, I saved
a property owner $150 by sawing
up a log left by a tree service.
- Before committing to take a log,
drop by to inspect it. Don't waste
your time on any log that's less
than 12" in diameter, or too full
of defects. If it's obvious that the
tree contains nails or other metal
from such things as tree forts,
bird feeders, or barbed wire, then
take a rain check. The metal will
dull your chain, and the wood
will be stained around the metal.
-If you decline to cut down a
tree or take a log, explain fully
I don't own any forested
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logs offered to me than I can
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keep the logs rolling in.
• Get the word out. Once people
know that you are looking for
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Most people don't have any idea
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works, so I take the time 1O fully
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• Many people feel an emotional
attachment to large trees on their
properlY, and they're oftcn
intrigued with the notion that
the tree will "live on" as lumber
in projects. For good public rela-
tions I sometimes offer to make
for the property owner a small
project from apiecepf the rree.
e, don't offer to cut down a tree
in exchange for the lumber if the
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PhoIographs: john Haher!nalon
Wrinm by Lan')' Johnston
Saw vises tum up at flea markets
and garage sales, often at reason-
able prices. (You may find your-
self hailed as an antique-tool
expen simply by identifying one
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While a saw vise has curiosity
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the teeth.•
clamp for temporary attachment,
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0
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belowthe teeth, shown right.
Levers, right and beloM/,
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angle (8) quickly.
M
ost of us cut wood today
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bit harder to compensate.
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worldng shops. '111Cse saws didn't
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Because a dull saw translated
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craftsman, keeping saws keen was
an ongoing concern. Many wood-
workers sharpened their own to
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Filing the teeth on a handsaw's
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That's where the odd-looking
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The saw-sharpening vise-also
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gripped the saw by the blade.
With the blade held rigidly at a
convenient angle, as shown top
right, the craftsman could con·
centrate on filing the teeth uni·
formJy and accurately.
The vise shown typifies those
available from around the tum of
the century until the 1940s. A
number of makers offered a vari-
ety of models, most with easy-
opening and -closing jaws about
9" long. While some were
designed for permanent bench
mounting, the majority featured a
Saw--Filer's Friend
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-20" scroUsaw. This machine
has arms that move via a double
parallel·link mechanism similar to
that found on Excalibur scrollsaws
by SommerviUe Design. The saw
has tool-free blade changing, and
up-front controls for on/off, speed
(300- J750 spm), and blade ten·
sion. DeWalt officials expect the
saw to sell for less than $500. Like
the next two products, you
should find the model DW788 on
store shelves in May.
-121/-.1" portable thickness
planer. Similar to other new
portable planers, this model has a
head that locks on four steel posts
to decrease sniping, and should
sell for $450 or less. Unlike other
thickness planers, the model
DW733 has a rotating depth
stop-much like the [UITet stops
on plunge routers-for returning
to preset thicknesses.
_12" double-bevel sliding com-
pound mitersaw. With a lr
blade that bevels 45° lert and
right, and miters 50° left and GO°
right, the DW708 offers consider-
able cutting capacity. It should
sell for $650-$700.
You can expect more benchtop
tools from DeWalt, but company
officials declined to be specific
abollt what additional tools, or
when they'll hit the market..
W
hen DeWalt makes a big
move in the power tool
business, its competitors
take notice. After all, DeWalt
portable power tools didn't even
exist prior to 1992. But, it has
since captured 40 percent of the
portable professional power tool
market, according to DeWaJt (its
competitors peg the number
slightly lower). Not surpriSingly,
DeWalt's new benchtop tools
have the industry buzzing.
Here's what we know about
DeWalt's first four models in this
new line. We briefly worked with
some prototype versions of these
machines (like the planer below),
but we'll reserve making any buy-
ing recommendations until we get
a chance to give some production
samples a thorough shakedown.
So stay tuned!
_10" tablesaw. Unlike other job-
site saws, this 64-pounder has
telescoping fence rails that give it
24ltS:- of rip capacity. And, DeWalt
says a rack-and-pinion system
keeps the fence parallel to the
blade. The direct-
drive model DW'744
will be available in
July for under $600.
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FINISHING TOUCHES
Still sawing, and sawing, and sawing
Referred to by many commercial
woodworkers as the Cadillac of
radial-arm saws, the DeWalt line
was discontinued by Black &
Decker in the 19805. The
Lancaster Machinery Company of
Pennsylvania next built the saws
under the Original Radial Arm
name until 1990. Then, the com-
pany was sold lO a Britt, Iowa,
fiml that still makes new ones.
But Wolfe Mac;:hinery, of
Johnston, Iowa, believes in the
first version of the DeWalt radial-
ann. So it now offers completely
refurbished and warranted mod-
els, service, new replacement
parts, and safety upgrades to
meet OSHA, ANSI, and insurance
standards. According to Chuck
Wolfe, head of the company, the
timeworn DeWalt saws are care·
fully restored to original factory
standards and should last 30-40
more years. The 8-46" saws (the
largest arc called cut-
ters") sell for up to 50 percent
less than comparable new saws.
For details, call 8001345-6659 (fax
5151270-0628) or write Wolfe
Machinery Co., P.O. Box 497,
Johnston, lA 50131-0497.
Chuck Wolfe runs Wolfe Machinery, an
Iowa company lilac pucs new nfe Into
vintage DcWah tadial-ann saws by com-
pletely refurbishing them. The line was
discontinued in the: 19805.
Better black walnut, and quicker, too
Purdue
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Lunker lures
Sparked by the article "In search of
Moby Dick" on this page in the
September 1995 issue, reader
James Elliott of Ellwood City,
Pennsylvania, sent in the photo
below. It's Ed Latiano, a friend of
Jim's, with some giant-sized replica
fishing lures that he made from old
cedar telephone poles.
Ed, 86, has been making function·
al wooden fishing lures for over 50
years. He [Urns them on a lathe,
then paints them with an airbrush.
He sells large ones, such as those
shown, to collectors and tackle
shops for display.•
Below: Itanglug from the ralilng In (ront
of Ed Latlano arc repUcas of famous lures
from the pallt. From left, Hcddon Vamp,
Shakespeare SllmJlm, Heddon StrawbcITY
Vamp, Crcekchub P1kie, and Ready f!ddy
Jerkbalt.
Sity, says Norman O'Bryan, presi-
dent of the Indiana firm that
developed and markets the
trees.
Not only docs the new walnut
variety produce more veneer·
grade wood faster, tests at the
USDA Forest Products Laboratory
in Madison, Wisconsin, indicate
that the wood has a higher densi-
ty and shock resistance than
other walnut. The greater density
means that it planes, shapes, and
turns better. Contact American
Forest Technology, 1001 N. 500
West, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
Telephone 317/583-3311.
WOOD MAGAZLVE JUNE 1997
---------------
Thanks in part to over three
decades of research at Purdue
University, tree farmers can now
plant waLnut trees that mature in
25 to 35 years. The genetically
superior trees grow 18.5 percent
faster than their parent trees,
which earlier strains devel-
oped and patented by the univer·
104
In AOOlllon TO FURnITURE AnD CABinETRY,
IT'S ALSO QUITE 6000 AT BUILDlno REPUTATIOns.
THE CRAFTSMAN PlUNGE ROUTER. IT HAS A 3 112 HP SOFT·START MOTOR TO
ELIMINATE JUMPING. INFINITE DEPTH SmINGS. ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL TO
ADJUST TO WOOD HARDNESS. AND HANDLE·MOUNTED FINGERTIP CONTROLS. ADO
TO THAT A SELECTION OF OVER 200 DIFFERENT ROUTER BITS AND ACCESSORIES
AND YOU WON'T JUST BE WORKING WOOD, YOU'lL BE WORKING MIRACLES.
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