Dowel Hole Locations

Centerpoints for dowel hole locations Centerpoints for dowel hole locations Centerpoints for dowel hole locations Centerpoints for dowel hole locations Remove the clamps, and drill -Vs holes 'Vie deep where marked. (We used a doweling jig for alignment.) Glue, dowel, and clamp the pieces together for each end panel. Once clamped, check them for flatness with a straightedge. If necessary, loosen the clamps and flatten the pieces against the pipes or bars of the clamps. Mark a centerline on one...

Grooveandtenon Details

Feel free to customize the look and functionality of the coatrack frames. Options include photographs and chalkboard (photo opposite page), corkboard, or simply the plywood frame backs as attractive wood fillers (photos at left). To make your own chalkboard, spray W hardboard with Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Chalk Board Finish, available at home centers. 6 x 9 V F.H. wood screw Vb x 51 8 x 7Va glass 3Az pilot hole 5 e deep from back of (5) 1 V2 hole 5 i6 deep with a 2 pilot hole deep, inside 3Az...

Archcutting

Chances are good that you have a circle-cutting jig. But did you know that you also can adapt a similar principle to cut arches with a bandsaw In the example shown above, an auxiliary table fastens to the bandsaw table by way of metal channel (clamps would work, too). For these clocks, Schlabaugh woodworkers know that the left edge of the jig must be 57 i6 from the left edge of the bandsaw table to cut correctly. A paddle outfitted with a toggle clamp holds the stock to be cut and rotates it...

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7 notch 19 i s deep initially, 1 V21' deep after trimming 5 32 shank hole countersunk W round-over 8 x 1 V4 F.H. wood screw 5 32n shank hole, countersunk 23 POST CAP & LEG DETAIL ' hole 2 deep, centered Vi round-overs 73 (Round-overs stop 1 from ends, no round-over on bottom inside edge.) -Vz hole 2 deep, centered (For footboard only when ioinina bunk beds.t Make the hole-drilling jig, shown on Drawing 3. Using the jig and a stopblock on your drill bit, as shown in Photo B, drill 'A holes 2...

Info

See the instructions. fFor bunk beds, make a total of 12 spacers (I) and 24 spacers (J). This is enough for both beds and includes four spacers (I) and eight spacers (J) for the guardrails. Materials key O-oak, OP-oak plywood, LO-laminated oak, OD-oak dowel. Supplies 8x5 8, 8x3 4, 8x1 vi, and 8x1 vi> flathead wood screws white glue vl hardboard. Blades and bits Dado blade, chamfer bit, flush-trim bit, W round-over bit, Vi round-over bit, plug cutter. No-mortise...

Lid Fullsize Pattern

Miter-cut four equal lengths of stock (ours measured 5 long each) from the 24-long board. Transfer the side full-size pattern (Drawing 4, lower right of page 128) to the bottom edge of one of the box sides. Cut and sand the radius to shape. Use this as a template to mark the three remaining box sides. Cut and sand the three pieces. Dry-clamp the four pieces to check for tight corner joints. Then, glue and clamp the pieces. For an easy no-clamp method to adhere the mitered corners, start by...

Ci Fullsize Partial Pattern

For the dollhouse bookcase, apply adhesive to the back face of the roof trim (S). Then, using 8d finish nails, fasten the trim, with the bevel-cut ends together, to the front roof support (Q). Fill the nail holes, and touch up with paint. Place the case assembly faceup on your workbench on spacers, as shown in Photo D. Remove the braces from the assembly's bottom. Then, position the base assembly (J K L) on your workbench, and center it on the case assembly. Drill mounting holes, where...

Create Your Custom Stain

Alan's stain formula uses nonfibered roofing tar made with pure asphalt mixed with Minwax red oak stain. Minwax natural stain lightens the mixture as desired. Buy nonfibered roofing tar or you will have to strain the fibers out before mixing. A thicker tar is available in caulking-style tubes and can be thinned with mineral spirits. Sand to at least 150 grit, and then raise the grain with a damp cloth. Distilled water works best because it contains no chlorine or impurities. After the wood...

Prepare The Wood Surface

In a well-ventilated space, work the asphalt stain mix into the grain with a soft brush or rag. Work up from the bottom so that drips or spills on surfaces below will do no harm. Let the stain stand for 3 to 5 minutes, then wipe off the excess. For darker finishes like those shown at the far right, spray on light coats of the mixture without wiping them off. To make certain his mission finish matched today's aged original finishes as accurate as possible, Alan borrowed examples of authentic...