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Portuguese case

The young Portuguese design brand of Tusse presented in Milan at the i Saloni exhibition of tremendous beauty a case. The illuminated stained-glass windows and nielloed metal a framework. >

Magnificent table for the Cloud

The laptop is even easier than the desktop computer and it needs less place - these 2 factors it is possible to explain printsipny difference of computer tables for laptops and desktops. Nevertheless, any accompanying trifles, such as the charger, peripherals >

Laconic childrens furniture from Smallable

Ordinary and magnificent things for kids, including furniture for a nursery on the website Smallable. For example, a locker for measurement of growth and hangers at various levels. In comparison to rivals which was enough on pages of our website, Smolabl >

Exhibition of new works of Karim Rasheed

Extensively recognizable which designer Brown Rasheed of work more than once appeared on pages of ours бложика holds an individual exhibition of own works in Tina Kim Gallery gallery in New York. The founder called the exposition An unplanned brutalism >

HAND MIRROR

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Practical and elegant, hand mirrors like those shown in this section are relatively simple to make, but you will have to devote some time to setting up. The first step is to decide the diameter of the mirror glass; 5-inch beveled glass works well, but other sizes are available. You will then need to produce two tem­plates for laying out the mirror on your stock: one for the shape of the mirror body and a round one for the diame­ter of the glass recess. Use clear acrylic plastic for both templates to enable you to see the grain and figure of the wood as you locate the outline on your blanks. Make the mirror from ^-inch-thick stock. To cut the recess for the glass, use a router paired with a plywood tem­plate...

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MAKING THE DOORS

An escutcheon is fastened to one of the doors of the bookcase shown at left. On this piece, the key and escutcheons are purely decorative. The doors are actually held shut by spring-loaded catches installed on the inside faces of the stiles near the bottom of the doors.

 

MAKING THE DOORSMAKING THE DOORSMAKING THE DOORS

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Cutting the tenon in the rails

Start making the frame-and-panel doors of the bookcase by cutting blind tenons at the ends of all the rails. To do the job on your table saw, install a dado head slightly wider than the tenon length. Attach an auxiliary wood fence and notch it by raising the dado head into it. Set the width of cut equal to the tenon length and adjust the cutting height to about one-third the thickness of the stock...

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WORKSHOP HELPERS

A PLYWOOD CARRIER

 

WORKSHOP HELPERSПодпись: Runner

Подпись: PLANING SHORT AND THIN STOCK
Подпись: Using runner guides to plane short stock Feeding short boards through a thickness planer can cause sniping and kickback. To hold short stock steady as it enters and exits the planer, glue two solid wood scrap runners to the edges of your workpiece. Make sure the runners are the same thickness as the workpiece and extend several inches beyond both ends. Feed the workpiece into the planer (right), making a series of light cuts until you have reached the desired thickness. Then cut off the runners.

Moving large panels

Sheets of plywood, particleboard, and hard – board are often heavy and awkward to car­ry. The carrier shown at left will make the load easier to bear. Rout a 1-inch-wide rabbet along one edge of a 12-inch-long board. Cut a notch out of one end of a piece of plywood, then screw a wood block across the end of the notch to serve as a handle. Attach the other end of the ply­wood piece to the rabbeted face of the board (inset). To use the carrier, simply hook it under the sheet and pull it up under your arm (left). Some woodworkers find it more comfortable to stand on the carrier side of the panel and use their other hand to steady it.

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Подпись: Using a planing jig for thin stock Thickness planing stock thinner than lA inch often causes chatter and splintering of the workpiece. To avoid these problems make thin stock "thicker” with this jig. To make it, simply glue two beveled cleats to either end of a board that is slightly longer than your workpiece (inset). To make the cleats, cut a 45° bevel across the middle of a board approximately the same thickness as the workpiece. Next, bevel the ends of the workpiece. Set the stock on a backup board, position the cleats flush against the workpiece so the bevel cuts are in contact, and glue the cleats in place to the backup board. Run the jig and workpiece through the planer, making several light passes down to the desired thickness (right), then crosscut the ends of the workpiece square.
Подпись: AN AUXILIARY SWITCH FOR THE TABLE SAW

Installing an overhead switch

Switching on a table saw while balancing a lar...

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APPLIED SCULPTURES

Scallop shells, stylized sunbursts and fans were popular carvings applied to Queen Anne, Georgian, and Chippendale furniture throughout the 18th Century. Carved by hand, decorative motifs like the one at right were commonly found on the aprons of highboys. They were also used to adorn the knees of cabriole legs and the fronts of central drawers.

A SAMPLING OF FAN AND SHELL MOTIFS

MAKING AND APPLYING A SCALLOP SHELL

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Sculpting the shell surface

Draw the shell pattern full-size on a sheet of paper, then transfer your design to a hardwood blank of the desired thickness. Cut the edges of the blank on the band saw and fasten it to a backup board. Secure the backup board to a work surface. Start sculpting the surface of the shell using a flat gouge (above, left),

working in the direction...

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CARVING WITH ROUTERS

Carving has traditionally been the exclusive domain of artisans wield­ing hand tools. But, armed with a router and one of the jigs shown in this section, you can produce carvings similar to hand-wrought works.

Although most plunge bits can be used in router-caning, some cutters have specific applications. With their capac­ity for removing large quantities of waste, bowl bits, for example, are ideal for relief carving. A V-bit can be used for pro­ducing serifs in lettering, while veining and lettering bits, excel at creating the lines typical of incised letters. It is easi­est to feed the router with a pulling
motion, rather than pushing it along, so set up your operations accordingly.

There are few hard and fast rules in carving, so it is a good idea to practice your cuts on scrap mater...

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