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WOOilWORKER Issue No. 35 November/Decembet-1993 Cover Photo: Fronk Klousz in his Pluckemin, New Jersey shop. Photo by Mikh Mondel. ~ Printedon ~ Recycled

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FEATURES

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PROJECTS

A first-Rate finish By Ellis Walentine

This Oil-Varnish Blend Lets the Wood Shine 'Through .... ...........................32 A Breakfast Tray With Style By Voicu Marian

Gtrved Legs Make It Classy .................................................................... 34 Wooden Giants

By Jim Cummins

A Redwood Retrospective ....... ................................................................... 38 Buyer's Guide to Cordless Drills

We Test 26 High-powered Heavyweights ................................................. 40 Page 70 Beautiful Baubles

DEPARTMENTS A Word from the Editor ...... 2 Letters

S::zw-Sharpening 1/ps ... .................6

A Drill With Impact ..........................................................................44 High-tech Battery Chargers ...........................................................45 Cherry Chest of Drawers

By ScoH Cooper

The Third Piece In Our Bedroom Suite ...................................................... 46 Tum a Toy Top By]. Barrie Blackburn

Send It Spinning With a Tug On the String .. ..............................................50 Using the Shaper By Lonnie Bird

Q&A

Techniques /or Curved "Wdrk, Cope-and-Stick and More ............................. 52

Modifying a Dovetail Saw .. ........ 12

Grinding Custom Knives ................................................................. 54 Making Doors and Windows on the Shaper ........................... 56

Tech Tips

Simple Grcle-S::znder .................. 20 Wood Facts

Sitka Spruce ..............................26 Just Finishing

Spokeshaves

Stain Boards ....................... ....76

Handy Tools With a Rich Heritage ...................................... ..................... 60

Calendar

Workshops, Seminars, Etc. .......... 80 Tool Box

Hardware Show 1993 ......... ...... 88

By Ellis Walentine

Pint-Sized Slide

By Phil Gehret

A Super Slide For Your Preschooler's Playroom ............ ............................. 64 Making Curved Laminations .................................. ....................... 67

Gallery

Tambour Clock

Radical Takes On the Rocking Chair ............... 96

A 1/me/y Ttmepiece Forthe Holidays ........................................................ 68

Final Pass

Beautiful Baubles

Nasty Box Contest mnners ..... 100

By Jim Cummins

By Robert Rosand

Tum a Few Trimmings Fort he Christmas Tree ..................... ......................70 NOVEMBER ..t. DECEMBER

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MAKING Do Ihe Theory o/the Three P's: "Perfectionism leads to Procrastination. Procrastination leads to Paralysis. " ' II bet you think the editor of a woodworking magazine owns the ultimate dream shop, packed with the latest, fanciest high-tech e quipment o n the market, right? Well, why don't you join me for an armchair tour of my personal workshop, siwated in the basement of my house. Careful on the stairs , I 've been meaning to move those pieces of wood. Watch your head. I r.tised most of the hot-air ducts to get more headroom, but that one's still pretty low. Over there 's my funky old bandsaw-a 1950 vintage Sears 12-inchcr l got from my Uncle jack. That upper guide broke years ago, but it still runs fine on the replacement guide Jack made for it. I resaw on it all the time. The radial arm saw, grinder, and that old drill press, I bought secondhand. I splurged a few years back and bought that Delta Contl"tiCtor's saw brand-new. l also went wild with a new 6 -in . jointer and a portable thickness planer. Up till then, I hand-planed everything I made at home. I still use my planes a lot, but it's nice to have an alternative. My workbench? I finaiiy got around to building a new one last year. But for more than three years I made do with my "WorkMate" portable bench and that heavy wooden table w ith the machinist's vise.

Tool cabinet? Never owned one. I keep my hand tools, chisels and tcuving tools neatly arr.mged on those wooden shelves. My tllrning tools are packed away in boxes, since I sold my lathe. Maybe next year I'll spring for a new one. The lighting is a bit spotty, but I fill in with clamp lamps when I need more light. I'm planning to install two separate circuits-one for the lights and one for my equipment. In the meantime, I make do with what I have. ·n1at's the point Make do with what you have. Like you, I dream of the day when I'IJ have the time and the money to build the workshop I've planned in my head. At the rate I'm going, I may never complete my personal d ream shop, but I'm building it piece by piece as I go along, adding tools, machinery and improvements as the years go by. In the meantime, I don't let Jess-than-ideal surroundings prevent me from working. If you put off woodworking until you have the perfect shop, you'll never make anything. Paralysis. Get going with w hat you have. Your shop will grow and evolve with time. David Sloan Editor & Publisher

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ment implies that temperature is the culprit. This is simply not true. Hygroscopic objects like wood fare better in unheated buildings, because the relative humidity in such areas will stay w ithin a much narrower range than in heated areas. The problem with storing furniture in garages and basements is usually dampness, which can expose furniture to prolonged levels of relative humidity in excess of 80 percent. This will cause failure of hide glues used in antique furniture within weeks. Modern PVA adhesives also will eventually deterior-ate.

Router Test Follow-up Your use of a dynamometer in your plunge router review (AW #33) and the graph you created were truly outstanding. This technique stripped through all the hype and hoopla that generally surrounds subjective magazine articles about new products. [However], leaving the power/load factor [you] developed from the dynamometer testing out of your overall ratings makes me question your outcomes and the purpose of the comparison.

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While we were able to measure power differences between routers within the same power class (the 3- to 3'1..!-HP 0 class, for example) we found that these differences didn 't have any significant effect on a router's ability to perform most real-life routing tasks. We feel that size, weight and ergonomic features are the most important criteria when choosing an all-purpose router. Bt·ute power is important only when you push your router to its limits with extremely heavy cuts (raising panels on a 1·outer table, for example).

Wood Movement Wisdom J applaud Jim Cummins for a well-written and researched article on wood movement ("Coping with Wood Movement," A w #34). But Cummins states that when furniture is placed in unheated storage areas such as basements or garages, it will self-destruct. This state-

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Warning on Walnut Dick Boak's article on walnut ( "Wood Facts," AW #34) reiterates the wood industry's stance that walnut is nontoxic, and I suppose this is strictly true in an industrial setting. However, woodworkers should bear in mind that walnut sawdust is toxic to a large number of plants, and among animals, seriously toxic to horses if used as bedding. While we are all looking for productive uses for our sawdust and planer shavings , we should probably think of walnut byproducts as poisonous. Jim Cummins

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Re: "Handsaw Sharpening" (Aw #33). as optimum by the manufacturing Mario Rodriguez recommends a 30° and sharpening industries: face bevel for the teeth on a crosscut CbetHowe saw. If your readers use this angle, United Sharpeners Association they will very likely end up bringing Petaluma, CA their saw to a shop like mine for retoothing. A ~----------------------------------------------~ PointS Per In. 1)-pc of Saw llook Angle Face Bevel Set (in.) 30° face bevel r-.;.._-:----""'"'".:....-----~__;:.:...__~~---....;...~ oo-so Fine Tooth -15° 0.006 will produce 1+ 16 100 Back/Miter -15° 0.008 such an ex- 11-13 tremely thin 8- 10 Crosscut -15° 15° 0.015 .go leading edge S-7 oo ().()18 Rip Saw to the tooth L-----------------------------------------------~ that it will neither hold an edge nor Mario Rodriguez responds: its set . Mr. Rodriguez also recom- Although it's true that a 30° angle mends a 0° hook angle for the teeth produces a thinner tooth, a sharpon a rip saw. This will make the saw er angle bevel means a smoother, chatter rather than shear. Following clean-cutting blade, similar to are the bevels and angles recognized japanese saws.

Your "Guide to Glues" (aw #34) was concise and full of good information. I did catch one omission, though. Fiveminute epoxy is soluble in alcohol even after it cures, which is why instrument builders like it for minor repairs-you can easily clean it up with an alcoholdampened rag. Debbie Suran Deer Isle, Maine

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O&A ... Ripping Narrow Sticks I need to make a large quantity of 114-in.-square sticks out of pine, and I'm having difficulty ripping them cleanly on my tablesaw. What should I do?

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Linden,NJ I make square peg stock by the truckload and use a technique that makes a large volume of sticks quickly. However, to use my technique, you may need to tune your tablesaw first. Also, I recommend a 40-tooth alternate top bevel (ATB) saw blade and a zero-clearance saw blade insert to support the stock. To make Y-1-in. sticks, pick a straightgrained, %-in.-thick board and joint both edges. Set the tablesaw fence for a Y-1-in .-wide cut , and raise the blade

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This simple jig replaces a push stick and takes the risk out of sawing slats or other thin stock. The base is made from ~-in. plywood and has a thin slot cut in it for the blade, to prevent offcuts from falling into the blade slot. A U-shaped push stick fits over both the metal fence and an auxiliary wooden fence and has a thin, Y.c.-in. laminated plastic tace to push the stock past the blade. Finally , there 's a long holddown/anti-kickback arm that is notched as shown to keep the stock pressed firmly against the fence and table. I fmd I get the cleanest cuts by jointing the surface of the stock before cutting each slat. Bob Barnes Joplin,MO

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I liked Mike Pallotta's idea of using felt pads to protect W<Xxl from iron clamps ("Tech Tips," AW #34), but I've come up with something better: le-.tther. 1 make a cardboard pattern by tracing the shape off the damp and then use it to cut pads out of the tongues of old shoes. For removable pads, use rubber cement or double-sided tape. Otherwise glue the leather to the iron surface with Titebond glue or the equivalent.

Allison Cleary I luntington, VT

Drill-Press Paper Punch I like to store my back issues of AMERICAN WOODWORKER for future reference. Three-ring binders are the best way to do this, but A w does not arrive prepunched, --:.:----ro~--~-.. and it's tough / r to get through ---~ 80 pages. --~ My solution ~ is a %-in. hollow punch made to punch holes in leather (available from Tandy Leather outlets). I hone the cutting edge sharp and smooth, then chuck the punch in the drill press with a piece of hardwood scrap underneath. It cuts perfectly. Truett Frazier

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Jack of Shims Filing Bandsaw Blades One day 1 was caught with a job to finish, a dulJ bandsaw blade, and 30 miles to the nearest store. So I clamped the blade between two 12in. pieces of l-in. by l-in. aluminum angle and went to work with a chain saw file . 1 filed straigh t across and found that two strokes would create a hook and sharpe n the tooth. When 1 tried it out, the blade still had plenty of set and worked better than new.

We make a lot of jigs here and are constantly in need of shim s tock. However, anything less than l1l in. thick is hard to come by around a shop, so I've turned to old playing cards, which I fi nd invaluable for this purpose. The cards are solid (compa red to cardboard) and each one is a consistent t hickness-approximately 10 thousandths (0.01 in.).

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J New Slant on an Old Racquet Here's how to use an old racquet- tennis, squash or badminton-in the shop. just saw the handle off short and epoxy it into a piece of scrap . Screw this to a convenient spot on the wall and you're set. It's especially handy for small tools with handles s uch as awls, screwdrivers, chisels and gimlets.

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Cow Magnet's No Bull This tip is for those of us with bad backs, large tummies o r both. Take a broo mstick and drill a ~-in . hole in one end. Buy a cow magnet (a cylindrical magnet with rounded ends, designed to lodge in a cow's stomach and catch nails, tin cans etc. on their way through) a nd epoxy it into t he broom handle, leaving an inch o r so exposed. With this simple tool you can re trieve metal objects, nails and small tools from the floor or behind the bench. Cow magnets are available at vet clinics and farm-supply stores.

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SPECIES NAMES Family: Plnaceae Species: Plcea silchensis (Alaska, western Canada, northwestern United States, with possible related spc<.:ies in Sibe ria.)

TRADE NAMES Commonly known and traded as Sitka s pruce (after a region of southe rn Alaska), the species is also sold as silver spmce, aircraft spmce, tideland spn1ce, Menzic::s spmce, and coast spmce .

APPEARANCE Sitka spmce heartwood ranges in color from beige to light tan or light tawny brown with hints of pink and yellow. The sapwood is closer w a c reamy white color. Grain is generally straight and even, though the tree occasionally spirals as it grows. Such twisting is easily visible in the bark. The w ood has minimal but pleasant odor, anc.l resin is present only in occasional small sap poc kets or tubes.

WORKABILITY Sitka spruce is very easy to work, alth o ugh the early-summer wood (bc::tween the darker grain lines) is quite weak and capable of s plitting. After sanding, the surface shows no visible pore stmcture and thus requires no fil.ler. Because of the variable densi26

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ty of the wood, Sitka spruce does not accept hand-applied stains consistently, but most clear finishes produce excellent results. Applying high-solvent finishes such as lacquer may result in pitting when the finish comes into contact with the resin in the wood.

TECHNICAL PROPERTIES With a s pecific gravity of 0.43 ( 27 pounds/cubic ft .), Sitka spruce is quite light in weight, yet it has substantial strength along the grain. Quartersawn stock is the most preferable, especially where lightness and strength are primary considerations. Well-quartered stock may dis play prominent medullary rays in an attractive , almost flamed pattern running perpendicular to the grain. Fallen timber is vulnerable to attack from small boring (pinhole) beetles. Sitka spmce has a tendenq to split and stain, and therefore must be dried carefully. End grain should be sealed with wax to slow drying, and sawdust should be brushed free from planks during seasoning to discourage stains caused by moisture and mold.

USES Because of its extremely high strengthto-weight ratio, Sitka spm ce is widely utilized as laminated or solid ribbing in aircraft anc.l glider construction, and in lightweight mcing boats. It is ideal as a

Old-growth Si tka s p ruce trees can attain diameters up to 8ft., though a 3ft . to 5-ft. range is more typical. Planks are available in widths of 6 in. to 14 in. Typical lengths are 6 ft . to 20-plus ft . Timber is sold in custom sizes for musical instmme nts, as well as in primary lumber thicknesses such as 4/4 , 6!4 and 8/4. All sizes are reasonably stable if the wood has been dried with care.

TOXICITY Sitka spruce is not considered toxic, although as with any species a dust mask should be worn during sanding and machining.

SUSTAINABILITY In some parts o f the Pacific Northwest , it is difficult to harvest Sitka s pruce because the trees are located in fragile habitats like that in which the spotted owl lives. In other areas, o ld-growth Sitka spruce have been overharvested and are in danger. Old-growth trees that can be harvested are becoming rare, and responsible loggers have begun t o ha rvest downed trees. Some timber has also been recycled from old salmon traps and bridge trestles.

AVAILABILITY In general, Sitka spmce is only available through specialty wood deale rs and musical inst~1ment supply houses.

COST Kiln.<.Jried, vertical-grain B-gmde or better Sitka spruce sells for S4 to $7 per bd. ft. A substantia] premium is charged for the longer lengths necessary to make boat or airplane struts. Select musical instrument soundboards arc priced according to gr-ade and size. A


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American Clamping (Canada) Inc. P.O. Box 490, Cambridge, Ont. N1R 5V5 1-800-265-8612 Fax 519-621-3442

Dept. AW113, 85 Hayes Memorial Dr. Marlborough, MA 01752 -800-666-4DMT

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• Mostly t/8" kef115",ATB and 20'face hook (easyleed). • DOUBlE HARDER and 40% STRONGF.R CARBIDE. • Ends blllde dlanglng (does rip, combo and aosscut). • Ends tcr*hy - cuta (lor the rest or your life). • Ends~ a1e11 ftnlshlng (jointing or sanding). • Ends MUng 1116" ovtftlze to allow lor RESURFACING. • Buy and lhlrpln ONE blade instead ol3 (24T rip. SOT corrbination, SOT crosscut. • St1ongly recommend our .001 11at lafge stiffener-dampener agaiost outside ol blade lor smoothest. quietest cuts by this and other blades. • Use 30T ff ripping mostly 'l'·3' hardwoods. • Side wobble held .001-o!hers .0041.010 is common! RAISE lor THICK woods, LOWER lor THIN woods. Perfect cut everything! All 518' holes, unless olhermse notes. List

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This TRIM AND CROSSCUT ALL ·PURPOSE blade gives scratch tree POLISHED cuts on all ma1erials RIP or CROSSCUT up to 2'. • A1160T AND 3132" THIN KERF so• AlBANO s• FACE HOOK on 10' da. and under. 12' and 14' are 20• ATB 1/B'kerf.

• fJOiJBLE HAADER and 40% STRONGER catbide.. • THIN KERF: Saves113 wood loss on each cut. Feeds easy when used lor moderate rip and aosscut on table saw. Redu~ ·JUMP IN" greaHy lor bener 'PULL CONTROL' • Totally stops ALL bonom and top splinter on ply veneers in push·cut mode on RADIAL. • Our STIFFENER STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Made and seMced in USA for your benefit 14'x60T <I' ... . 12'<60T <l'or518' ,,.. IO'x60T <518' »r !1'<60T <518' 8"l60T X S/8' »!' Now8 1/4' x40T <518' >.,..

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OUR ALINE HI-AT For TABLE & RADIAL SAW (very good on chop Slffl too!) STOP SPLINTERING those SPLINTERY OAKS. HARDWOOD VENEERS and tltin 2 SIDE LAMINATES ON PARTICLE BOARD. FASTER FEED BATES AND ABSOLlJIE SPLINTER CQNIBOL

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Note: F'me Woodworking ( Nov/Dec '88. No. 73. pg. 65) recommends high alternating lop bevel (ATB) lllin kerfs and blade stiffeners lor smoothest cuts on ra<fial saw. etc.

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AN INSTANT SUCCESS, our 24" DRUM SANDER is taking over the market. • Made with precision and care. 11 has been fully tested and is available exclusively from us. Check 11 out: • Drum motor size . 5 H P. 220V s1ngle phase (25 amps) • Belt feed motor . 1/4 H.P. 220V (3 amps) Maximum w1dth of board . 23-1/2" • Maximum thiCkness of board • 4-1/4" • M1mmum thickness of board · 1/8' M1n1mum board length - g• Chain driven conveyor feeds stock at 11 F.P.M. • All steel and ball-beanng construction

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• Two belt·driven. aluminum sanding drums • Drums travel at 2800 surface ft. per m1n • 3 rubber pressure rollers hold workp1ece securely aga1nst bed • Heavy-duty magnetic swrtcl'l • BUII1·1n dust collec11011 port • Sandmg paper installs easily • We1ghs a hefty 600 lbs F.O.B. Bellingham. WA or Williamsport. PA

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Introducing The Most Versatile, Affordable Planer You'll Ever Buy. Here's \Vhat the RBI 812 "3 ill /" Planer, Molder Sander Can Do For Yol.i 1 N o other pl<tn~r gin•, )OU thi' much vcr,attllly at wch an aflon.Jahlc prtcc.

The Model 812 ''a hc••'y-duty. thr.:c IO·Onc preci\1011 woodwnrkmg '}'Item comph:le 111 jU\tllne c:umpuc:t Ill<> I 'Y 'IC:Ill The 1:02'' Planer. Molder and Sander capabtlitic\ produce the top <tu:tllty. protc'>,innal re,ull\ you dem:tnd. The Model H12 will plane. mold. or 'and at II feet per rmnute all da) long.

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BY ELLIS WALENTINE

xperimenting with finishes is one of the Su rface Preparation-Since lintungtane produces such a thin coating, the wood should be ongoing pleasures of woodworking for me. And often, my best finishing information quite smooth when you start-either hand-planed or sanded to 220 grit. Blow or vacmlfO the wood to comes from friends. On a recent visit to my friend Pimo's shop, I remove a~y dust remaining in the pores. came across a sweet-smelling oil finish he uses for Applying the Finish-Lintungtane is self-sealhis custom architectural woodwork. When I asked ing; your first coat acts Hke a sealer on bare wood. I him what it was, he replied, "Lintungtane." thin the first coat about 25 percent with mineral spir· its to improve penetration. Wipe or bntsh a liberal "Lintungtane?" Yeah, right. It turns out "lintt.m&•tane" is his curious name for a coat of the thinned mixture onto the wood, keeping the entire surface wet for at least 15 minutes. To homemade mixture of boiled Linseed oil, IOn-percent pure tung oil and polyurethane varnish (either gloss increase penetration further, ntb the wet surface or satin). Pimo said he likes this mixtt.tre because it with your r-ag to gener-.tte heat. Then wipe off as much excess as possible with a dean rag. If any oil "lets you feel the wood instead of theftnisi:J." It's also "bleeds" from the pores, wipe this before it cttres. simple to apply and renew, it repairs easily, and it won't crack with age. For a quicker build with less penetr-.ttion, wipe or bm.o;h a very You can get a natural-looking finish on paneling and woodthin coat of shellac (one part 3work by wiping one or two pound-cut shellac to four parts coats of Hntungtane over a sealdenatllfed alcohol) onto the wood er coat of shellac. On furniture , before oiling. (For more on she.lPimo skips the shellac and lac, see AW #7, March/April 1989; builds four or five coats right on #ll, Nov./Dec. 1989; and #34.) the bare wood. This produces a When the first coat has dried, smooth the surface with an abrahigher luster and better protection, without losing that "closesive pad or 320-grit sandpaper. If the finish "pills" (balls up) or to-the-wood" feel. On the minus side, each coat clogs your sandpaper or pad, it's of lintungtane takes at least 24 not dry enough for recoating. hours to dry, and the final fmish Author wet-sands the second Now, wipe or brush on a doesn't protect the wood from coat to h elp fill th e por es while second, full-strength coat of linwater and wear as well as var- removing an y surfu<:e ro ughness. tungtane. For an ultra-smooth surface and quicker pore filling, nish or lacquer do. Another slight drawback is cost. A 3-quart hatch (1 quart of "wet-sand" th is second coat with 400-grit wet/dry each ingredient) nms about $28. You c<m lower the sandpaper and plenty of lintungtane. (However, I cost by buying your ingredients in larger quantities. don't wet-sand later coats because the sandpaper cuts through earlier coats, producing an uneven Mixing build.) Wait 15 minutes and wipe off the excess. For a higher luster, apply four or more coats of It ' s easy to mix linrungtane-just combine equal amounts of the three ingredients in a suitlintungtane. If you sealed thc wood with shellac, able can. An empty 1-gallon can or plastic milk jug you should have a unifonn sheen with just two or works fine, o r you can make it up in small q uantithree coats. Right after applying the final coat, wipe ties as yo u need it . Though the mixture has a the surface as dry as possible with a clean, dry rag. longer shelf life than varnish, it's best to store it in Maintaining the Finish a fu ll container to prevent it from skinning over. Like other oil finishes, lintt.mgmne needs periodic Application renewal when the surface starts to look dry or lacldusLintungtane is quick a nd easy to apply . ter. Depending on how many coats you've applied, However, because it's slow-drying, the application this could be in a few months or a few years. Just mb process can stretch on for several days. Drying a thin coat or two on the thirsty-)(x)king areas. .& t ime is even slower during humid weather or ELL I S WALENTINE when air movement over the surface is limited. Here's the process that works hest for me: is associate editor a/AMERTLI\N WCX.JDWORKER

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lmost every year for my wife's birthda}' I make something special for her in my shop, rather than buying a gift. Last year, as the event was fast approaching, my imagination was racing, trying to come up with a worthwhile project. While I was cooking breakfast for the family one Saturday morning, I got the idea for this breakfast tray, which has a stand made of walnut and a tray )_

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made of maple. To figure out the.: ideal design, I sat in bed with a 12-in.¡wide board across my lap, supported by two stacks of hooks. and I removed books until the height felt right. I established the width and length of the tray by setting our dining table with the plates, cups and utensils that you normally find at breakfast and measuring the area covered.

Making the Stand To make the stand, I tlrst c ut out templates for each of the shaped parts. (See Figs. 2 and 3.) I made the templates from mat hoard (avaiJable at art supply stores) because it's durable.: and will last if I decide to do production mns. I made both top and side templates for the legs and all the other stand parts because of their compound cuJVes. Also, there are separate mortise


FIG. 1: BREAKFAST TRAY

SECTION VIEW OF TRAY

Note: All tenons are 1 ln. long. Glue dowel into rail.

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templates for the legs. I'll tell more about this later. One note: The tray pictured was the ftrSt one I built. I've made another since and modified some of the dimensions and the joinery. The drawings and photos in this article reflect those changes. Once the templates were made, I went to work on the stand, keeping the easier part of the project-the tray-for last. To ensure a uniform color, I made most of the parts from one walnut board and the rest from the same tree. I used 12/4 stock for the legs due to their compound curves. You could laminate thinner boards to make up the necessary thickness, but then the finished legs would show irregularities in the grain pattern at the glue lines. r think this detracts from the overall effect.

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I began construction by miJling the parts to size (see Bill of Materials), orienting the end grain on the leg pieces so the face grain would be symmetrical after the pieces were bandsawn and shaped. (See Fig . I .) Then I marked the top of each leg to indicate the sides to be mortised.

Cutting the Mortises and Tenons-Although the joinery in the finished piece looks complicated, I simplified the process by cutting the mortises and tenons while the stock was still square. First, I marked the locations of the leg mortises. Here, the hinged template came in handy. (See Fig. 2.) I wrapped it around each leg and penciled the mortise locations through the "windows" in the template. I cut the mortises with a !1-in. hollow chisel mortising attachment on the drill press. As an alternative, you could drill out the waste with a Forstner bit and square the sides by hand with a chisel. Next, I laid out the tenons on the rails and stretchers with the tem plates. Then I bandsawed the tenon cheeks and finished up by cutting the

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shoulders on the radial ann saw. O ne caurion about these joints: Don't make them fit too tightly. You'll be assembling the stand after the pieces are shaped and you won't be able to "drive them home" with a mallet. Bandsawing the Curves--J used the templates to mark the stand pieces. Since each piece has to be bandsawed on two faces to produce the compound curves, you need to :a use two templates on each piece. (See photo, right.) ~ On the legs, I bandsawed the front iE Lay out the legs b y positioning temfaces fLtSt, cutting to the waste side of plates on front and side faces of leg the line. Then I reattached the offcuts stock, lining up windows of templates to each leg with hot-melt glue, turned with mortises. the reassembled legs 90° and bandsawed the side faces. (See photo. far stand together. First I glued up the two right.) Save the waste pieces opposite side assemblies, gently pulling the the center mortises. These will aid in join ts together with pipe clamps. When the glue was dry, I joined the clamping during assembly. two assemblies with the rails. I used After sawing the legs, I bandsawed pipe clamps again , but this time I the horizontal members of the stand using the same method. However, taped the waste pieces that I had saved before cuttjng the long rails, I drilled to the legs to keep the damps square the holes in their top edges to receive and to prevent marring the surfaces as the ¡~-in . dowels that connect them to I pulled the joints home. When the the ti"Jy. (See Fig. l .) glue dried, I was ready to begin final Glu e-up and Shaping-With all shaping of the stand. Keep in mind that the finished the pieces cut, I was ready to glue the

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After bandsawing front face , glue on offcuts ~ith ho t-m e lt glue, then m ake second cut o n adjacent face to ~et compound curve of leg.

piece does not have to fit in a mold . Si n ce it ' s a sculptural piece , you should shape it by feel r-ath~r than following a rigid plan. To begin the shaping process, I sanded the stand with a 2-in., 40-grit disc o n a small air-operated angle grinder. the kind you see in auto body shops. (See photo below.) You could use a sanding drum chucked in a drill or get out your spokeshaves and carving chisels instead. My emphasis was on the flow of the lines and on the smooth passage from one curve into the next. (Be careful not to sand too deeply around the joints- you might accidentally expose a tenon.) After removing the bulk of the waste with the grinder, I switched to coarse mes, then to fine-cut ones. Th~

FIG. 2: MORTISE TEMPLATES cut "windows" at

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idea is to refine the hard edges that give the piece character. I used halfround bastard files , working the straight, tlat and convex areas with the tlat sides, and the inside curves and concave spots with the round sides. Once I'd refined the curves, [ switched to sandpaper, beginning with 180 grit and working up through 320 grit to bring out the clarity of grain.

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Making the Tray For the tray, I visualized a rectangle with comers rounded inside and out to TOP VIEW complement the stand . Building the curved frame was easy because I mitered all the joints while the .Yi-in.thick maple stock was still square. After cutting the miters, 1 drilled SIDE TRAY MEMBER holes at each miter for the dowels that join the comers, using a doweling ftxture and a hand-held drill. If you have access to a plate joiner, you could substitute biscuits instead. Next, I shaped the inside of the frame. To do this, I assembled the frame dry, and using the frame templates (see dowels on the tray. Rather than driUing Fig. 3), I tr-aced the contours. 111en I disholes in the trny, I decided to raise the assembled the frame and bandsawed stand visually by seating the dowels in the inside curves to rough shape, leavfour Y.1-in.-thick wooden washers glued ing the outside edges str-aight to facilito the underside of the panel as shown tate clamping during glue-up. in Fig. 1. I made the washers by mm· After this, I dry assembled the frJme ing a cylinder on the lathe and drilling again and applied masking tape to hold a ·~·in. hole in the center, then slicing the corners together. I routed the off discs from the cylinder on the inside edge to fmished shape with a %· handsaw . The dowels engage the in. round-over bit, and followed up washers and keep the trny from shiftwith a ~-in. slotting bit with a ball bear· ing during use. ing pilot to cut a ~-in.-deep groove for Because it comes into contact with the panel. (See Fig. 1.) food, I finished the tr-ay with Behlen's Making the Panel- 1 made the o ~ Salad Bowl Finish (available from panel from Y1-in. walnut plywood. To When breakfast is over, author disGarrett Wade Co. , 161 Ave. of the make the panel fit the curved opening, plays the tray as sculpture with Americas, New York, NY 10013, SOQI laid the dry-assembled fr.tme over the "food" he made from various woods. 221 -2942). I gave the stand several plywood and traced the frame's concoats of tung oil to bring out the natu· tours. Then I added Y.r. in. all around edges of the frame. rnl beauty of the walnut. When the finOnce the glue was dry , I bandon the plywood for the frame ' s sawed the outside to my template lines ish cured, breakfast was served. .A. groove. This left about !-16 in. clearnnce and used a spokeshave and files to crein the groove as insurance against ate the gentle curve on the underside binding during glue-up. of the frame as shown in Fig. 1. Then I After cutting the panel to shape on fmish-sanded the frame. the bandsaw, I finish-sanded it and To keep the tray from sliding sanded the inside edges of the frame around on the stand, I installed four while it was stilJ taped together. Then dowels. (See Fig. 1.) The dowels are 1 took the frame apart and reassem· bled it with the panel in place, gluing glued into the holes drilled in the rails VO I CU MAR I AN the miters and the panel in its and protrude ~ in. Then I turned the lives in Alliance, Ohio and is an grooves. I pulled everything together stand upside down and placed it on amateur woodworker currently purtop of the inverted tray to locate the suing a degree in art education. with pipe clamps on the straight

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1'hb 1-riunt r•••h\C~eul almo~t I ~ ft. in •liu.-\\ltli fvllcd i11 1892 i11 tlumltnt.lt Cmmt)', Culifo rniu. It t•cmlt.l takt> u ,.,.••,~ of four "kill•>tl u-x nwu tlu·c•c• to lhc• •luy .. to orwn au uud(•t·c•utlik•• tlu- mw in ~hic·h Lhc•"t' lo~('r~ un•l Lht'il· ho!<ow>~ arc• ~iltin~.

BY JIM CUMMINS he f,thlc.:d <oold Ru~h of I H•19 opc.:nc.:d <~tlifomia, hut tht true wealth of the era ''a~ in the rq~ion ·~ ahuntlant fort'st~. \\here red"·ood:-. and .,c.:quow., wen: cut into huiltling hl0<. h for a burgeoning nation. A .,inglc.: redwood tree could yield enough lumber for 22 fin:-room hou .. c~. \\ hilc.: .1 logging fa mil) might split roof shingles from one.: fc.:llcd giant l(>r tWO lull rears. Frontier towns were often solid redwood from the.: rooftrees down to the wooden sidewalks. Logging these.: trees was hazardous.

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You had w dodge falling bmm:hc.:., some as m:tssive a... a fully mature cast ern maple-4 ft thick at the bull anti about 80 ft. tall. Once the hlg tree., were down. the on I) wa) to :.pi it. them was with a blast of d} na.rnttc Despite thi:. awe-in:.piring :.izc.:, kw people of the time ::.howed tht·::.e ancient trees re:-;pc.:ct. fhc giant .i-\ I-ll. sequoia on the facing page.: wa::. -.awn imo lowl) farmyard fencc.:poM~ and grapevine swkcs- these from '' trc:e that embo<.li<.:c.l such nobility anc.l pr(:sence that people had named it "Mark

:1.,

T'" ·tin Yet earl} as 18';2, there wen: some who tried to sa' c the tree.... In that year, the California legislature con~ic.lc.:rcd (but did not pass) a bill to pc.:rmanentl} protect all redwoods Individual:. rc.:.,ponded, too. Logging foreman Frank Boole refused to cut down rhc om: major sequoia left in the ConYersc Basin-the tree still hean. his name toda). Of the.: 2 miiJion acn:s of virgin forest that once existed, onl) 6 percent now n..•main, <llld only half of these.: nrc protected in state and national parks. •


Tlw I 6 lu;..>s em thi~ ll'ltin (~o>hot in 1885) ccmlailll•d 88,568 hd. fa. uf lmnh•••·· 2'1. I"' m o t·(' than 2;) milt•" long.

0~t'll SOHII

Thaa·~ tlw l'tflLh alent

of a lim· of

Jnmlt•d tht• fit•t<l h•t•t·~ Olll, hut the "it·on fiOr>W" fuiJowt'Cf, like• tlti" OIU' till ill> I'C'ChHIOt) trt•stlt•.

11w '\\lurk 'f,min" ...c•tttwi u feD in 189 J . St•t·tiou, \H't't' cli.. pla)c>tl in l't'l\ ) ork all(l London. 11tf' rc·..t ''a·"' c·ut up for wnt><'~lnk~ mul fent"t't)();oob.

Lu~ ~t·t· tion~ UK hi~~~~ tlw~r wc•rc• S(llit mnkin~ u wnml~n1nn '!. life· ,., c•n nwa·e

l\ilh d yllmnite, rwt·ilow..

St· lmolc·hilch~·n ..il on a t't'tlwood l'ltWU}l in \\hut wus nnt·c• n nutjt"t>ti<' fol'(•:.t.

NOVEMBER A.

DECEMBER

1993 39


SKIL TOP GUN 2736.04

AEG ABSE 15 HITACHI OS IOOVAK

We Test 26 High-powered 1-Ieavy weights MAKITA 6911DW

MAKITA 6011 DW tt t

BUYER'S GUIDE TO

~LE PORTEHABLE 9853

these drills arc closely matched, you may be hard prc.,:.ed to pick the: fJest one for rour needs To help you wc:cc..l through the tleld , we put these heavyMILWAUKEE 0407-1 BOSCH 3D54VSR weights through cxtc:nsi\ c shop tests. ·n1c :.idebar on page: 12 explains our methodolog). while the t.·hart on hen manufacturers cut 1ht.·. page., -t.2 and shows the linal rankcord on portable c..lrills ing. We lbtcd our Editors· Choi<:cs in over a <.kcadc ago. the) the sidebar on page i 1. But before we changed forever the wa) craftsmen get to the :.tandings. let 's talk about work. Since then, technical ad\•ancel-t what :. important in a hc:tV)\H~ ight in batteries and motors ha\c led to cordless driU. the development of cordless ~ heavy­ wcighL'i" that have the power and verFeatures To Look For satilit} to replace plug-in drills in Performance-Toda) 's <.' ordlcss many application... TI1erc arc curreml) 26 12-\'0it or drills come "ith a wt.-alth of feature.'>. hut the mo!>l important one i~ perfor1.3.2-\olt cordlc~ drill~ on the market 2( mance: how hard, and for how long. anc..l two more'' ill join the group ~ the drill can work ln our endurance:: carl) in 199•. \'\hen Bosch and Ski! ~ &; tel-Its. the.: Porter-Cable: proved be:.t at release their latest tools. That's good ~ l news for buyers, but since most of hole-drilling. boring -12 1·'.?-in.-dia. holes

i,,

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WOODWORKER

through I ~)1-in .-thkk bt:l·ch before the batter) wore down. The Freud EDS120 drove the moM screwi>, putting J 98 3in . screws into the cdg(; of a fir 2x•l TI1c complete rel.ult:, of our cndur.tnce tests appear in the chart. Keep in mind that these tests pushed the drilb to their limits. Your work may not require that kind of sheer power. Also note that in general, the higher a drill' s speed. the less torque it de' clops, and vice versa. If ) ou plan to drive lag scrCWi> or bore huge:: holes, you'll neec..l a drill with high torque and low rpm. On the other hand. small holes will go faster with a drill that generate~ higher rpm, like the Skil or Hitachi. \X'c found that the drill:. with two speed ranges were the most versatile. Er gon omics--After performance. ergonomics is the next most imponam factor in picking a drill. because this determines \\ hether holding and using


the drill will tirt: your hand-. and amv.. the course of a da). \Ve"d like to offer some ~implc . ~traight ad\ice hen.· , but ergonomic~ pro\'ed one of the thornie-.t criteria for us to raw. Some teswrs argued that r -handle drills . like the Pana~onk~. have an inherently helter PAHASONIC EY620SEOK ergonomic dcsign than convcntional· EY6100EOK grip drills. because the T handles concc:ntratc all the weight of tht.• tool in the palm of your hand. Other!) preferred con' entional-grips, partiall) because they give you more options for holding the tool , making tht. drill less tiring to usc. Wt· finall) agrt·ed on two points first. only the person who ''ill use the drill can DW94SK determine w hkh style h best so you should tr} both types of handles you~lf Second , 'J'handlcs and com·emional-grip~ hoth han: strengths and weaknesses. Thandlc drills arc gcnerall) more compacr than conventional-grip tlruts, FREUD EDS120 so the) II fit in righter spaces llowt:n:r. it's harder to apply force diret·tl} in line \\ ith a hit when using a T-handlc drill (St'e phow. page 4-J.) 1l1is mt.·an~ that if you n· working in an awlmanl pm.i· FREUD EDS132 tion . there s a greatt:r chance you ' ll hl't'Otk a ~mall bit or comt" off tht· ht.':td of the s<:rew you're driving. ConwntionaJ-grip drills kt )'Oll grip small hands include the tht: handle high to push dircctl) in lint.· Makita T-handlcs .tnd the '' lth the hit. (Sec photo.) Some testers Milwaukee. Skit , lhoh1, ~cars thought thb provided more ~tabllit' . \I~>. the chuck~ on these c.lrills tend to and Wen-a k a \ml'rica '> Choicc:-all comcntional-grips.) he do~ to the top of the txxh letting Switch~ and control-; also affect you fit a bit into a tight ~pace Blll concrgonomic.s. llll'se would seem to he \entional·grip drills have long handk" that place much of the wdght litr from the easiest thing.'> to design well on a simple pic;tol-grip tool. hut ~e,·cr:tl of the hand. affecting balance In fat·t M.'\Cral of the drilb, including the our testers had prohkms with switch· i\lctaho, Sc:u'!>, Ryobi, Skll, DeWalt and C'>. For in:,t<tnce, on most drills the !jlack & Decker models were front reversing switch b located directly he:t\') and required extra effort to hold above the: trigger switch. ln this position , it was gcm.: ralh eas) fo r us to them horizontall~ . access \\oithout shifting our hand grip, Our favorites for balance and control \Vcre the Bosch ( a o>m enalthough "c could aho push the rc,·crsing S\\o itch madvertcntl) when llonal-grip drill) and the ne\\ down~ized Pana~>nic EY6lOOEQK (•t 1-han picking up the drill \lakita and !lit at. hi took different die drill). 1l1esc drills arc light (under 1 pounds), have cxcdlem balance and Lacks in designing thdr rt.·versing feature handles that will fit both small switche::.. The Makita 60 II 's reversanu large hands. (Otllt.·r drill~ that 11t ing switch is placed at the hack of O\ c:r

PAHASONIC EY6207EOK

BlACK & DECKER KODIAK 2666K

it'> handle. ''hen. some tt.·sters found it :m k" .1rd t<> reach. "hilc: the other \lakitas and the llitachi ha\e rnersing switdws on the lefl side of the h:tndl<:. We found that these weren't as convenient for lefties to acct.ss. Tht.· big reversing .. witch on the Pan:1~onic EY61 OOEQK "as our faH>ritc Thi!. s\\ itch projects out of the l'xx.l) al)()'e the trigger and slide~ kft and right '\Jcarl) all the drills han~ comfort· able, eaS) ·acecss trigger switd1l's 1111.: Fn:ud trigger switch sported a com· fOJ1llblc rubber pad. but it ldl otT frt.·· quently in li'>C. (lo response to our

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DECEMBER

1993 41


:EI:J:G CORDLESS DR:J:i.LS

:&O"W' "W"E

EVALUATIONS

TESTED THE DRTT-T-S - . . p i t h tools as e~ enlv . , . matched as the~c drills, you can't rely on specifications alone to determine which one is hest, so we.: conducted rigorow, te!>ts: First, we ran each bauc11 pack through six charge/discharge cycles to "condition" it and bring il up to peak power. (Not all m;u1ufacturers recommend thjs step, but condition· ing all the drills started them on a level playing field.) fhcn we te!'>tCd each drill's performance b) seeing ho\\ man) 3·in. M:rcws it could drh c into a fir 2x-1 on low speed range ruld how many 1!·in.·dia. holes it could drill through 1~it-in.·lhick beech on high speed range. We used a new hit for t.~ch drill, ran each test twice and averaged the resuiLc;, We abo measured maximum torque. but our readings varied wide· I} depending on baltcf) condition. hattcry temperature and other variables Our average tor<.jut: values were close to the manufacturer's. ho\-ve,·cr, so we used thdr mtings as a factor in evaluating performance. Fi nail y. our testers conc..I ucted hands-on evaluations, checking ergonomics and chuck operation. We scored features from one (unaccept ahle) to live (excellent). 'I o arrive at an overall rating, we aducc..I bonu:. points for extras like electronic brakes. ekctronic dutchc:s. extra clutch settings and fitst chargers. Drilb with an overall rating abovt. 85 <u-t: considered excellent. but keep in mind some drills may have scored lower th;m that figure solely bcl~tusc the) lack extras, whkh you may not feel you need.

· Included In the street prlee: C:Case, B:Batterles, CH:Charger manufacturer's specs Sc;ores above 85 are c;onsldered exc;ellent. 75 to 85 good. y under 75 fair. Different sc:ores within these l ranges do not Indicate a significant difference In performance. · .. • with auxiliary chuck

Street

Name/Model

X

AMER I CA N

W OO D WOR K ER

Patfonna-

Numbef

Numbef Max. Torque

of Holes

of Sc-

(Inch-pounds)**

$260 C.B.CH

••••• •••••

•••••

40

178

203

FREUD EDS120 BOSCH 3054VSR

$240 C,B.CH $195 C.2B,CH

••••• ••••• ••••• ••••• ••••• ••••

30

198

177

29

140

140

$210 C,B,CH

••••• ••••• ••••

21

84

(868)

$160 C,B CH

•••• ••••• •••••

42

131

230

$190C, C,2B,CH

••••• ••••• •••••

28

159

196

$190 C 2B.CH

••••• ••••• •••••

25

172

196

$225 C,B,CH

•••

••••• ••••

33

1.29

174

$210 C.2B.CH

•••• ••••• ••••

33

137

156

$220 C.B.CH $220 B.CH

•••

38

183

182

26

132

160

$290 C,B.CH $325 B CH

•••• ••••• ••••• •••• •••• ••••

34

128

250

31

176

121

$290 C,B, CH $180 C,B.CH $180 C, 2B,CH

•••• ••••• •••••

39

117

250

•••• ••••• •••• •••• •••• ••••

26

88

182

25

107

220

$195 C,B.CH $200 C,B,CH

•••• ••••• •••• ••••• •••• ••••

24

85

182

24

144

174

$230 C. B. CH $160 C, B,CH

••• ••••• ••••• •••• ••••• ••••

29

141

200

30

147

136

1800) 334-4107 < IR< I H"'~II

13121286-7330 < IRCI£0(~1!

MAKITA 6911DW 1714) 522. . . . CIRCLE -603

PORTER-CABLE 9853 19011 668-8600 < mn F •~><H

BLACK & DECKER Super Cyclone 2765K 11001 76Z-4f72 CIRCLE -60S

DEWALT DW945K 18001 433-9258 I IRI II •hOI>

PANASONIC EY6100EQK 1201) 341--5334 CIRCLE -607

MILWAUKEE 0407-1 (4141 781•3800 <IRI II •<•IK

PANASONIC EY6205EQK AEG ABSE 15 18001 243-0870 < IKI If

••••• ••••• •••• ••••• ••••

(·~I

BLACK & DECKER Kodiak 2666K METABO 0126 12151 436-5900 I 11!1 U Of• Ill

DEWALT DW948K MAKITA 6211DW RYOBI TfD.222VRK (800) 323-WlS CIRC;LE-611

MAKITA 6311DW HITACHI . OS 10DVAK 14041 t2S.l n 4 ORCLE •612

PANASONIC EY6207EQK SEARS 315.271390 See -

-NOt 5Mn -

· CIRCI.E-61.1

$165 C B,CH $240 C,B,CH $280 C.B.CH $240 C,B,CH $150 C 2B.CH

•••• ••••

••••

32

100

139

••••• •••• •••• •••••

••••

35

103

90

••••

33

122

150

31

101

90

••••

•••• •••

17

116

110

$99 C,B,CH

••••• ••••

•••

27

58

126

•••• •••• ••••

(312)286-7330 (IRe II (\li

AMERICA'S CHOICE (Wen) 498AC (312) 763-1080 CIRCLE •615

42

Ergonomics

FREUD EDS132

MAKITA 6011DW DEWALT DW947K BLACK & DECKER Kodcak 2661K BLACK & DECKER Kodiak 2651K SKIL TOP GUN 2736.04

*•

Chuck

Price •


!S P EC I F I C A TIO N S 0¥«111

R.unc -** 96.0

Bllttel)'

~

Volts

Time (min.)

13.2

60

Speed fiM&e Chuck capectty Clutcll (rpm) Min.-Max. (ln.) Settln(a ().4()()

't.32- "\11

5 i Dnll

EJectJtc

WetcM

Brlke (pouncll) Yes

4.30

().1400 93.7

12.0

60

93.5

12.0

60

12.0

60

ll,

y, z (ln.)

1!Vte

ut.1J.

10141

Padded handle and trigger sw1tch: rocker speeckange sw1tch easiest to use

().375 0.1300

5+ Drill

Yes

4.20

15ft6, 111Al, lOlA!

Padded handle and trigger switch; highest number of screws driven; rocker spee<Hange switch easiest to use

().500

17 + Dnll

Yes

3.60

1'1'16,101!4. 1011ti

Has umque 17-posltion electronic clutch; gre 11 balance; lightweight: has tngger guard

No clutch

Yes

4.15

11!4, 8% (or 11lf1****), 9

Worl<s like Impact wrench; has l!4·in. hex socket for holding bits; drill chuck optional: develops high torque; very noisy

0.1000 92.7

c.._

().1800

l!4~n.

Hex Socket

91.7

12.0

60

0.350 0.1000

5+ Dnll

No

4.30

1'14. 11. 9¥'2

Drilled the most holes; sensttM! variabl&-speed control; opuonall/2-tn. keyed chuck

91.2

12.0

60

().400 ().1300

11+Drill

No

4.55

13AI. 121!4, 11ln

Versa Clutch transmits torque only when you push on screwdriving bit; has trigger guard

91.1

12.0

60

().400 0.1300

11 + 0011

No

4.55

89.5

12.0

20

50-350 18().1300

21+ Drill

Yes

3.80

12.0

30

().350 0.1000

5+ Dnll

Yes

3.90

88.7

12.0

20

50-350 150.1000

5+Drill

Yes

4 .15

().370 ().1100

10 +Drill

88.1

12

13.2

60

60

().450

86.5

12.0

13.2

10

60

().300 ().850 ().450

Ughtwclght, thin handle

1114, 9%,

Yes

4.25

1114,1H'4,

lOlA! Keyed

No clutch

No

6.30

~'>11

71t1,1271t1, 113t4

5+0rlll

Yes

4.55

liAI, lOltJ, 103t4

No clutch

No

6.20

7A!, 127..11, 113t4

86.3 86.0

12.0 12.0

60 60

Chuck rotates 4ln turns lock-to-lock; 21 clutch settings; compact size for its power

Chuck rotates 4ln tums lock·to-lock

gSA!

%4-ln 87.5

1~. 8sAI.

Bllz

88.8

88.2

versa Clutch transmits torque only when you push on screwdnving bit: has trigger guard

0.370 0.1150

5+ Drill

().400 ().1300

5 +Drill

Yes Yes

4.00 4.10

1~.~.

Includes light; has sens1t1ve variable speed, screw depth-setting accessory avatlable Includes front-mounted handle for greater control; single. I()W-(Jllll speed range; keyed chuck Senstuve variabi&-Speed control. chu<:k has ubber nng; contoured body for m·llne gnp Includes front-mounted handle for greater control; single. I()W-(Jllll speed range

9~

Must pull chuck collar to adjust chuck: spet»range swrtch awkward for lelttes

19116, 11%.

Contoured body for in-line grip

111!4

85.8

12.0

60

0.370 0.1150

5 +Drill

Yes

4.40

11Al. lOlA!, 91A!

Must pull chuck collar to adJUSt chuck: spet»range swrtch awkward for lefttes

85.6

12.0

60

().400 0.1600

5+ Drill

Yes

4.20

1114, 9114, 10

Body and handle fatter than other T-handle drills

85.6

12.0

20

50-350 16()..1300

5 +Drill

Yes

4.65

Chuck rotates 6lf1 turns lock-to-lock

84.3

12.0

60

().350 0.1000

5 +Drill

No

4.30

Built-in level; contoured body for in-line grip

81.6

12.0

60

().450 0.1350

5+ Drill

Yes

4.25

1~&.10%.

Reversing swrtch on back of handle

0.1200

No clutch

5.00

10% 7ill. 11ln.

Single, high-rpm speed range; keyed chuck

80.6

13.2

60

No

113/4

78.4 78.4

13.2

13.2

60 60

0.700 0.1400

No clutch

0.1200

No clutch

No

5.65

7A!, 1271t1,

Keyed chuck; speed-range SWitch wor1<s st•ffly

1H'4

No

5.10

7AI.

11ln.

Single, high-rpm speed range; keyed chuck

113t4

77.6

12.0

60

().600

4 + Dnll

No

4.20

No clutch

No

2.75

0.1650 76.4

12.0

60

340/720 Fixed

liA!. 10-1 11, lOlA!

Chuck centers bits easily; speed-range switch works slimy: htgheSI rpm Two-position trigger switch for two fixed speeds; lightest weight drill

NOVEMBER~

DECEMBER

1993

~


PICK OF THE PACK

hoosing a drill b a personal matter, and there was a wide divergence of opinion among our testen. about what constitutes a "grea t" drill. We finall} M:tlled on four favorite drills, nm all of which were top perfom1cn. in our ohjecti' c tcM~>. Here's wh}. The Bosch 30S4VSR won our vote because it offl:red light weight, great

balance and adequate power in a package which included an innovative 1--stage dcctronic clutch. We liked the new Pana:.onk EY61 OOEQK, c' en though it wasn t among the most powerful drill!>, hecau!:>c it was compact, lightweight, and had good halance. great ergonomics and 21 clutch settings. Makita's 6911 i.mp:tct drin:r w~l'> a t:tvoritc because it drove screws with just light pressure, and with the optional <:huck (sold ..,eparatel} for about $2';) it drilled aggn..¡,.<;ivd}. On the down ~ide, it was incredibly loud. The Freud EDS I :U was among the most po'' crful drills and comhi ned good ergonomics with soli<.J constmction. We particular!) liked its padded handle and the rockerC) pc speed runge switch which wa1o the easiest of all to usc.

comments , Freud plans to fix this problem.) The testers were split on their opinions of trigger guards. Some liked the way a guard protects the trigger if you drop the drill, while others felt that a guard makes a drill les~ versatile, since it limits how you hold the tool and which finger you use to trip the trigger. The Chuck-The last major feature of a drill to consider is its chuck. You want one that is designed to center a bit easily and hold it tightly .

Though manufacturers don't recommend it, many woodworkers "speedchuck " keyless chucks by spinning the drill's motor while holding the chuck collar. In our tests , the Bosch, Ski! and Wen drills centered a bit almost automatically when used this way. With most of the other drills, we had m locate the bit carefully to keep it from jamming at an angle between the jaws while speed-chucking. We fo'tmd that bits were most likely to speed-chuck at an angle in the

C

T~handle

drills (left) concentrate their weight over the handle and are generally more compact than con~ ventional-grip drills. Conventionalgrip driJJs (right) let you grip the handle high to exert pressure directly in line with the hit, and they offer more OJltions for h and pla(~cmcnt.

Panasonic drills, which have a unique, fast -action chuck. (Most keyless chucks turn about 20 to 30 turns from fully open to fully closed. It only takes four to six turns to nm the Panasonic chucks lock-to-lock.) The Metabo chuck had an easy-togrip rubber ring, and the Sears drill had a ribbed chuck collar that one tester found rough on the hand during speed-chucking. Most of the keyless chucks tended to slip when we used Y.!-in.-dia. bits with Y1-in . shanks to drill into oak. The Panasonic chucks were most likely to slip with this bit, while Hitachi, Bosch, Skit and Wen held the tightest. (Many manufacturers offer optional keyed chucks, which hold bits more tightly, and keyed chucks were standard on three Black & Decker models.)

Other Considerations The Clutch-If you drive a lot of screws, you' ll want a clutch that lets you preselect torque for setting

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A NEW TWIST ON CORDLESS DRILLS ith the .introduction of its 691IDW, Makita has implemented a new twist on cordless drills. This specialty tool works like a combination of a drill and an impact wrench. The variablespeed motor spins up to 1800 rpm, offering high speed for straight drilling. (You have to buy an optional $25 chuck to use it in this mode.) When the load increases, the impact feature kicks in, providing up to 2500

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rotational impacts per minute. Makita claims the tool will produce 868 inchpounds of torque. The 6911DW (see photo above) is designed mainly for heavy-duty driving, such as driving lag screws and even tightening bolts on cars or machinery. But we found that it works well both as a drill and a driver. The impact action let us drive big screws without slipping, and we could even drive 2-in. drywall screws into an oak board just

by applying enough light pressure to hold the driver on the ~rew. The new Makita drill comes with a quick-release Y.i-in. hex drive socket for holding screwdriver bits. The optional chuck also has a hex shaft. so you can slip it in and out of the drive socket quickly, a handy feature when you're shifting often between driving and drilling. The only drawbacks are high vibration and the noise: it's nearly as loud as a jackhammer.


screws to a precise depth. Most clutches have five or six torque settings, plus a locked setting for drilling or for driving extra-large screws. For finer adjustments, the AEG, Black & Decker 2765, Bosch , and DeWalt DW945 offer additional settings, and the new Panasonic EY6IOOEQK leads with 21 clutch settings. The Black & Decker 2765 and DeWalt DW945 offer a unique feature called a "Versa Clutch" which (in the screwdriving mode) engages the chuck only when you push on the bit. This gives you more precise control, because you can temporarily kick in up to.20 percent more torque than the clutch collar setting simply by pushing harder on the bit. For example, this lets you sink a screw in a denser part of a board without having to change the clutch setting. The Bosch drill's clutch is a technical breakthrough: instead of using mechanical components, it works electronically. To adjust torque, you set a dial to one of 17 settings. Then the electronic c ircuitry senses current draw and shuts off power at the preselected torque. In our tests, the clutch was very sensitive and much quieter than the ratcheting mechanical clutches on the other drills. Electronic Brakes-A recent innovation on many cordless drills is an e lectronic brake, which stops the bit instantly when you release the trigger. This means you don' t have to wait for the c huck to stop spinning before starting the next hole or screw. Fifteen of the driiJs we tested offer this feature. (See the chart on pages 42 and 43.)

HIGH-TECH BATTERY CHARGERS BY DAVE SELLERS and begin charging automaticall) when reakthroughs in battery design ir's cooled do\\ n At the time of our te.,ts, fast chargers have significantly improved the performance of cordless were standard on the M1.:Lalx>. P..masonic tools in the last few years. Out the and Milwaukee drills. Bosch. \<lakita <md biggest high-tech innovation in b:uDeWalt offer faSt chargers as optional accessories. You can also bu) these tcry technology is a new generation chargcrl'o aft(."t1Tlarof fast chargers kct for usc with that can booM a bauery to full rour pn:scnt drill. Street prices power in I 0 or I c; minutesrange from S I 00 to S ISO, comabout four pared to $30 to times faster $-!0 for a stan<..l.m.l than convenone-hour charger tional charger... DeWalt i.., also Fast chargers use microm.trketing a l sprocessors as Tite DeWult DW9090. ('t'lllt'l", c•hargc,.. mtnut e supercharger (model well as scnsi- most urnndf; of hallerif'h in 15 minult'!-. h indi<'UI<'!! t1tt' c·omlitiou of dw buttery DW9090). (See live voltage, and charge tinw on it!! digital clkplny. photo .) This temperature or time sensors to prevent overcharg- $ J 59 unit will charge bauery pack.' from Ing, which cause-, U1c overheating most n:une-br:md drills (except ~ktabo, Skil and Freud), :m<.l it will charge batterthat degrades a bauex}'::. sen ice life ies from 2.4 volts to 13.2 volts. It ha.'> a ~1:m} fast d1argers will also run diagno:o.tic tests on a battery. They'Ll tell digital display that imlicttL.., dap:-cd lime on charge, ;mel it can even analyze a bat>ou whether a hat tel) is on quick charge or trickle c harge, :md they'll tel) to determine \\ hcrhcr it'' best to trickle-charge instead of fast-charge even report a defective batlt:f}' pack or one that's too hot to begin charg- (trickle-charge is beLrcr if Lhc battery has ing. Plus, these chargers will take a tx."Cn in storage for a long Lime or if it"., hot banery, monitor its tempcraturc nt:arly wom out).

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Our Recommendations So, which one of these 26 drills do we recommend? Well, it's sort of Uke parachuting into the Miss America contest-almost anywhere you look, you 'll find a beauty. In the end, we singled out the Freud EDS132 for its

power and solid features , and we liked the Bosch , the Panasonic EY6IOOEQK and the Makita 691 1 for their breakthrough designs and features. See the sidebar on the opposite page for more particulars on each of these drills. .A

CHARGING TIPS o get the best performance and longest life from your batteries, follow these tips: •Avoid repetitive light-work cycles. The phenomenon of "memory" -that is, the tendency of nickelcadmium batteries to "learn" not to accept a full charge-has been mostly eliminated in the latest generation of batteries. However, it can still be a problem if you repeatedly work your drill on light loads and regularly

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drain the battery to the same partial discharge point. • Brand-new batteries won ' t always accept a full charge until you run them through three to six c harge/discharge cycles to electrochemically "condition" the cells. • Batteries are temperature sensitive. Don't leave them in the sun or in a hot spot, and don't charge them when the r oom temperature is below 50°F or above 105°F.

• Excessive discharging can harm a battery pack, so ins.tead of running the battery until it is completely drained, many manufacturers suggest you stop when tool performance has decreased to the point when the drill slows appreciably. • If a battery hasn't been used for a long time, it may not accept a full charge. Rejuvenate it by discharging it almost completely and recharging a few times.

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BY SCOn COOPER furniture designer sometimes has to admit that his work isn't the result of a single brilliant leap of inspiration, but rather one element simply leading to another until the whole design hangs together. That was the case with this bedroom suite. (See inset photo.) The chest in this suite uses the same mortise-and-tenon joinery and frameand-panel constmction as the bed and nightstand featured in the earlier articles. TI1e chest's legs are connected by top and bottom rails, and the legs and rails are grooved for the flat panels and vertical dividers which form the sides and back. (See Fig. 1.) Five drawer rails hold the front of the chest together. These are grooved on the inside to hold dust panels, drawer runners and the drawer dividers, which are tenoned between the rear l~. (See Ftg. 1.) The leg stock is 8/4, and I dimensioned it to 11.1 in. square, while the rail stock is 4/4, planed to ~ in. The show wood is cherry and the secondary wood, used for drawer-runner frames and dr.twer guides, is yellow-poplar.

Simplified Ma chining

Like the other pieces in the author's bedroom suite (below), this chest of drawers sports subtle (~nrves and vertical lines inspired by Oriental furniture .

Ttze Ttzird Piece In Our Bedroom Suite Series*

This project is a study in simplified machining. All grooves, for example, are cut Y-1 in . wide and Y. c. in. deep, with a YJ(rin. setback from the face of the part. Since most parts are ~ in. thick initially, this setback centers the groove, avoiding confusion as to which side is which. I also machined the frame rails and panel dividers while they were a full ~­ in. thickness. This allowed me to use the same router setup for grooving the rails, dividers, and legs. later, I planed \1\c. in. off the outside faces of the rails and panel dividers to achieve a reveal. (See Fig. 1 and BiiJ of Materials.) The tenons for the side, back and bottom front rails are all the same size: -}N in. wide and 'M! in. long. The mortises on the legs start out 1Y1r. in . deep because I find it easier to cut them while the leg stock is still l¡Y.l in. square. But after the legs are shaped to their final dimension-1 \1 in.-the mortises end up just slightly deeper than ~ in.

* 1be bed and tlightstand appeared tnAw#33 and #34. 46

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Machining tf1e Parts I made the parts in the same order that they' re listed in the Bill of Materials. I started with the top so I could choose the best wood for it. I also wanted to aUow plenty of time in case the glued-up top was going to warp, so I could plane it flat again b~fore attaching it to the frame. The legs came next. I marked their mortises with the aid of a story pole (see sidebar), then machined the mortises into the 1->.Hn.-square stock with a horizontal mortiser . Using a Ushaped jig made from excess leg stock to hold the work, I drilled the curves on the bottom of the legs with a !1-in.48

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JAl IN. OIA. HANDLE (FRONT VIEW) dia. Forstner bit and then bandsawed the remainder of each leg to final thickness. It's important that the tops of the legs remain square, or the shoulders on the rails won't fit tightly. Also, the legs should be exactly 1 Yz in. square, because rail widths and some of the interior shoulder lengths depend on this dimension. I made the frame rails next. I cut the tenons with a dado head on my tablesaw and bandsawed the curves in the side rails. After cleaning up the saw marks, 1 grooved the rails with a slotting cutter in my router table, centering the groove on the tenons. Then I dry assembled the rails and legs to deter-

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mine the sizes for interior parts such as the vertical panel dividers and the drawer supports. (The Bill of Materials provides finished sizes for these pieces, but it's always best to measure and cut to fit.) The panels came last. Be sure to leave ~ in. of clearance side-to-side for wood movement. · Each panel is a two-piece bookmatch resawn from 4/4 stock. I set them aside to stabilize for a couple days, then I faced and thicknessed each half individually before gluing the book-matched pairs into panels. This way, I was able to avoid the tearout that is so common when plan· ing book-matched panels.


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DIMENSIONS 'lax 16'l4x 29'l4 1~4 X 1~4 X 35'la ~4 x 2 x 26 1 'lt6 x 2 x 26 1 'la x 'l16 x 26 'la x 1'l16 x 26 ~4 x 2 x 29'lz 'l4 x 7'lt6 x 29'lz* 1 ~16 x 2 x 13~4 1 ~16 x 1 'lz x 30'la 'l4 x 6'la x 30'la• 'la x 1 'lz x 13Ya 'la x 1 'lz x 12'lz 'l4 x 13'lax 22~8 'la x height x 24~4* 'lax height x 24~4* 'la x height x 13~4* 'l4-ln. plywood* Cut to fit.

before glue-up , because this provides a clean and b right surface for finishing.

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Assembly is tricky on this chest because so 2 Rear Panels 3 many parts have Side Ralls 4 to go together at Side Panel Dividers 2 the same t ime . Side Panels 4 I'd recommend Drawer Runners 10 that you enlist Drawer Guides 8 some help for Dust Panels 4 the final stages Drawer Fronts 4 of t he glue-up Drawer Backs 4 and use a glue Drawer Sides 8 Drawer Bottoms 4 with a lo n ge r Drawer Stops 8 closed assembly Drawer Pulls 8 See Fig. 2. time than yellow Where appropriate, lengths include 'la-ln.·long tenons for mortises or glue. (For more ~1&-ln.-long tenons for grooves. on glues, see A w *Approxilnate dimeaslons. Size to fit JtOOMS. *34.) White glue *Approximate leftgths. Size to fit. or plastic resin glue works weU. When all the parts of the frame fit, Here 's the order for assembling the I put them together temporarily amJ parts: Start with the sides. Assemble noted which faces should be planed two legs with a bottom c urved rail, back to provide reveals. This is also then slide the side panels and vertical the time to c heck the fit of the drawer divider in from tht: top. Since the morrunners and to screw th e drawer tises for the top rail are open at the guides to them. top (see Fig. 1) you can then slide the I hand-planed aU the show surfaces top ra il d own into position and Back Drawer Dividers

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MAKING A STORY POLE 'ff1is ~:mpu•ood k'>O/ Ensur~.•s I ~r/..·tl Al.:?,lsurem~.•nls

m:L.,tcr rulcr- th•tt k<.t p~ meal>urement:. unifom1 from pieLc w pice<.'. It also proyide~ a p<:mlam:nt record of t:on.,truction for future u-.c. ·1o make a 'Wf1 poll', c hoo~t: a

BY JIM CUMMINS

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n okl carpenter OIK<. tuld mt:

hl•'d worked in •• 'hop \\hLrl it t< 1ok three >e:u.., tu lind ami l'liminate the one ruler that didn't :tgrcl' with all rhe oth<.·r.. Mtt:·r that, Ill' 'aid. thmg!'. c;mom hcd out a Int. I 'cn if ) ou don't hlt\ c that pruhlem, "hl·n you ha\t: to Ia) out .t num~r of <.limen,ium. in a ro" crrur., <.".111 .tdd up. A 'ton pole marked "ith prn·i'l locttiom•. like the nnc 'h<m n hl'rl', prm i<k~ a reference-a ~in~lc

u. .illl-t u ..tor~ pole• lu lu~ oul climc•n... ioa~-o on IH"'t" "'tH'h tb lc•g-. unci rail!< kc•t>p .. mc•u;,urc•mc•nt.. unifonu frmu pic•c·c· tu pic•c·c•.

square the assembly. . After these side assemblies dry, you 'll glue up all the other carcase parts at one time, so it's important to arrange the parts neatly and in a sensible orde r. Then follow these steps: First, lay one side of the chest flat and insert all the front rails, all the bac k drawer dividers, and the back bottom rail. Second , immediately add the drawer runners for that side, the dust panels, and the other side's drawer supports. Third, quickly lift the other side assem bl y over t his fores t of sticks , a nd insert all the tenons . Finally, stand the chest on its feet and drop the back panels, dividers and top rail into place. Piece of cake. Like the nightstand in this bedroom suite (see inset p hoto, page 46), the top has an undercut edge. The drawer pulls aJso have the same profile as on the nightstand, and the drawers are made with hand-cut dovetails. .A

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is a professional woodworker in Hilltown, Rnnsy/vania. ~trai~ht 'tick ahout I in. MJ.uarc and cut it thc same height a:. the pkcc you rt:· building. Then scribe mark~ on <.~Jch htce of the 'tick to indkar<.· thL ht:·ig!ll'• lc:ngtlu. and setbacks for mrioul> pan!'.. For example. vou coukl la~l on<.· .,.de FRO'-. I · and have it rcpr<.·-.cnt the hei~ht.., and length' of thc mont'l'' for the: part!'. !-.potnnmg tht:· pi<:<:c: ~ front . \nothcr '>i<.le <.ould be label<.·<.! kHACK and markc:<.l with tht· mrrt·· sponding monisc... on the:: back legs I.ahel each mark <.:lt:arl} on tht: pole '<> it can tdJ its ston again in the future 'I ou never know wht:·n you'U want to make this piece again. And rt:·mcmbcr that while drJw in~~ arc: a dc.,t~nt• r ., pnma11 tool , :t builder dot:'!'. ''ell-a' ·rcdd) RooM:vl'll urged-to <:.trr) a big sttt:k.

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BY LONNIE BIRD

Techniques /or Arched Fbnels, Curved Work, Complex Moldings and Cope-and-Stick joinery

To mak e a cu rved d oor c!asin~ like this one, author mws n cradlc-fen c(l setu p unci u ft!a therboard (right). Fc!a tlwrlmar cl is r emoved in the inset photo to sh ow St!tU(,• WOJ·k(Jit•ct' ridc•s o n tlu> ('r ndlt' fe~H· c~ .

he first time I used a shapcr, I was impressed by its raw power. But 1 didn't really leam about the shaper's versatility until later, when I began to master its use. Now I use my shaper for everything from simple round-overs to large-scale, compkx work like the arched doorway shown in the photo at left. Complicated shaper tasks don 't require an more skill than tl1e simplt:r procedures I describe< in the last issue,* but there are some operating tricks and jigs you need to know about. In this anicle, ru talk about more advanced uses for the shaper and explain how to do some specialized work, such as shaping curved workpieces, making cope-and-stick joints for door and window frames , and using small standard cutters tc t<Jrm complex moldings. One warning: when you try any of these procedures. be especially careful to take shallow cuts (no more than ·l1. in . deep rather than one deep cut to reach your fi nal profile depth.

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FIG. 1: COMMON CUnER PROFILES THUMBNAIL

OVOLO T o preven t kickback whe n freeh and sh a ping, place th e work against a sta rting pin, then pivot the work into the cutte r.

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Shaping Curved Work The shaper is well suited to profiling curved p arts. In fac t, the re are three basic ways to s h ap e c urved stock: freehand; with a pattern; and with a curved fence. Each has advantages for certain kinds of work. Freehand shap ing without a fence is t h e easiest met h od for s h aping curved work. You guide the work with a ball-bearing rub collar mounted on the spindle above or below the cutter, much like using a ball-bearing pilot hit in a router table. To use this method, you must remove handsaw marks and other irregularities from the edges to be shaped, or the rub collar wiU transfer them to the shaped profile. When freehand shaping, you must use a guard and a starting pin to safely begin the cut; otherwise the workpiece could be kicked back violently, possibly causing serious injury. A starting pin is a short, tapered steel rod you install in the shaper table near the cutterhe::ad. (See photo above.) Most shapers have starting pins, but if yours doesn ·r, you can easily make one by tapping a hole

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in the table for a machine bolt. When s tart ing a cut, fi rst place the work against the pin , and then pivot it into tbe spinning cutterhead. There are a few other safety ntles to observe when freehand shaping. First, avoid shaping small pieces. The work should he large enough to grasp fl.rm.ly with your hands at a safe distance (6 in. minimum) from the cutterhead at aU times. Second, when p ossible, shape

the curved edges of a piece before cutting it to finished size. The added mass of wood will provide you with a better grip and will help reduce chatter. P a tte rn s h aping is a second meth od of s h ap ing c urved stock. Here, you fasten a pattern to your work. The pattern rides against a ballb earing rub collar on the sp indle while the cutter shapes the edge of the workpiece. Patterns should be made of a stable, warp-free material, such as high· q uality hardwood p lywood or fiberboard. Be sure to smooth the edges carefully, because any roughness will transfer to the work. Pattern shaping has several key advantages over freeh and shaping. Patterns let you easily and accurately shape multiple pieces to the same profile. And because working with a rub collar limits the depth of cut, you can shape entire profiles without fear of the piece being pulled into the cutter. Patterns are also very efficien t, because you don't have to spend a lot

FIG. 2: RAISING A SHOULDERED ARCH PANEL S1£P 1: Cut panel blank to size. Allow enough material for paiHII tongue.

STEP 2: Shape arch with panel ·raising cutter using pattern or mb collar.

STEP 3: SIMpe straight edges with panel-raising cutter and

STEP 4: Cat"'e shoulders of arch with skew chisel.

box fence.

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FIG. 3: SHAPING A COMPLEX MOLDING 11ris complex molding is actually four simple profiles with fillets as transitions.

STEP 1: Cove-and·bead is the heaviest cut. Shape it first to aroid chatter later, taking at least three passes to reach final depth.

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of time cleaning up the edges of your c urved workpieces prior to shaping. just saw the c urves slightly oversize and shape away the excess wood. There are several ways to fasten the work to the pattern. The easiest is to use small brads or nails slightly longer than t he pattern thickness. Several strategically placed br.ads will usually hold the work solidly. Locate the nails w here they won 't show on the finished piece, such as under hardware or in an area that w ill eventually be removed. The brads should protmde about ~ in. into the workpiece.

You can also use toggle clamps to hold your workpiece on top of a pat· tern. (See photo, previous page.) In addition to securing the work, toggle clamps provide handhold'> tor a better grip while shaping. TI1is method works best if you need to shape only one or two edges; otherwise the clamps wiU be in the way. Make the pattern larger than the work so you w ill have a place to bolt the clamps. Attach strips of wood to the edges of tbe pattern to keep the stock from creeping under the force of the cutterhead. Pattern shaping, like freehand shap-

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ing, is dangerous to attempt without a star ting pin , unless your pattern extends beyond the workpiece and contacts the rub collar before the work contacts the cutterhead. A curved cradle fence is a third option for shaping curved work. (See lead p hoto.) A curved cradle is attached to the fence, letting you shape stock vertically. This technique can produce proilles-such as on the face of c urved trim-that can 't be shaped with the other two methods, but it works only if the omside shape of the workpiece is part of a true circle.

in.-wide ~red when grinding knives for m) \··in. shapt..'r. lkcause the balance of the knives is more critical with wide knives, beginners shouldn 't use steel wider than ~ in. until they have g;.tin<.-d some experience and accumcy in tht• grinding process. I usc a 6-in. bench Windc:r lined with a <~,.., ·in .-wide wheel and a 1 .-in .-widc wheel. I round the corner' of both whl'els with a dhunond dressing stick so I can grind fluid curves on the knives.

Layout

A fillt•r ,.tri1• hwkt>cl to tlw ji~ JU'('' .-rtf:. tlw ~orkpi<•c·<• ft·om tihinl! 1lurin~ tht• 1wc·oml t•ahlwtin~ pass. uswm shapcr knivl's allow much grl'atc:r flcxibilit) than stock varictit..'S, and the} 'rc not as difficult to grind <L"> )'()U might think Once you have masu:rcd the ~kill. r ou t<m match almost an} profile. I mah: cuMom knives from hcvdcdge high-speed steel blanks, whic h 54

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lock into milled grooves in a pair of lock collars (hoth <tvaihthlc from Charki> Schmidt Co. Inc., .'\OJ W . Grand AYC., Mom,·alc. NJ 07645, 800-511-l !·17) l11c stccl come!> in widths from 1~ in. to 3'-2 m. and thickm.:sscs of 1 1, ~ ~& and ~R in. \Vidcr kniv~ rcq uirc a larger shapcr with lots o f horscpowt.-r, so I limir myself to 2-

When you lay out your panem on a knife blank, you have to t.tkc: into account that the knives. when mounted in the cunc:rhead, will contact the workpiece at an angle, usually about 13°. Because of this angle, you'll have to grind your knife profile deeper than the desired molding shllpc. (Sec drawing.) To lay out the correct profile:: on the knife blank!>, fir::.t make a sample piece of molding with hand tools or simple cutters and cut it at a 13° angle. Notice that the cross-sectional profile of th1s mjtcred end is slightly longer than L11e


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molding.

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To use this method, first make a emdie with the same radius as the outside edge of the work. Attach the cradle with screws to the front of your regular shaper fence, w ith the lowest point of the cradle directly in front of the spindl e. (See lead photo.) Since the fence limits the depth of cut, you don't need a ntb collar for cradle-fence operations. I recommend using a featherboard to hold the stock in dose contact with the fence. Since the featherhoard might cause some snipe at the beginning and end of the cut, you should make your curved blanks long

square end. 11lis b. the shape you'll trace on thl" blank~. '\Jov., coal the hack~ of tht. blanks "ith machini~t :. layout dye (a' allahIt: at auto .,upply stores) to m:tkl" your lines more 'b.ibll" when grinding . \X'hcn the dye has dried. scribe the outline of your sample moldings angled face onro the blank.

enough to trim off the sniped ends.

Shaping Complex Moldings The shaper is an ideal machine for making moldings. Even complicated moldings are just combinations of a few basi<: shapes (ovolos, coves, thumbnails, ogees and beads) that you can produce on a shaper with simple cutters. (See Fig. 3.) There ar e .some good reasons to make complex moldings with a series of simple cuts. First, it's cheaper than purchasing wide, complex cutterheads (not to mention a shaper large enough

to mn them). In addition, you have more design freedom when reproducing old profiles on furniture and architectural woodwork . You can reproduce many compl ex profiles if you have several sizes of cutters (e.g., \1 in. to 2 in.) with the common proftles. Small cuts are also safer and less intimi· dating than w ide, heavy cuts. When creating complex moldings, it's important to plan the sequence and feed direction of individual cuts before you start shaping. Many shapes, such as the ovolo, may be cut from either a face or an edge, while others, such as

GRINDING A KNIFE PROFILE Knife contacts workpiece at 13° angle at maximum depth of cut.

Grind knife profile deeper Ulan molding profile to compensate for 13° attack angle.

Grinding Before you 14rind make sure the knife bhmks arc th<: same width, thickHt."S.'> :md kngt:h Start with :t bhmk long enough to produce a finbhed knife that extcnd-. at least halma) iuto the collar :md no more d-um dm:e Limes the knife's thickness out of the collar. Hold the bi:Lnk freehand (no tool resL") and m.1incun a bevel angle of aholll 2S 0 • (See photo.) \1mc the knife <;JOWl} and !->mOothJ} a<.rOSS the wheel to creal<: llowing curve~ . When the kmfe fed!) wann. dip it in water to pn.:vent the edge from overheating. Continue grinding graduall} until ) ou reach your layout lines. Once you\e ground both knive~ . compare the two and make minor

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ne<:es..,an Diamond needle file!- can he helpful t<>r tuning up the tight comer-; :Uld line t.letaih. I lone the bevels with a ~lipstone and rins<: the knh·e~ in water l<> remove the grit. '\Jo" , mount the knh c:-. in the lock collar so the) both extent.! tl1<: ~arne d1stance from the collar. \ ou can check this with a hlock of wood or a dial indicator. Turn the spindle b) hanu to be sure hmh knives arc cquaH) extended. If thq aren't, the cunerhead

ma) he dangerously out of balance. After tightening the collar ~crews, securl' the cutterhcad on the spindle with the keyed lock wa-.her and spindle nut. Adjust the fen(;c position and spindle height. set the shaper speed at 7000 rpm or less. and you·rt: ready for a te~l cut. If you find an) small ridges in your test piece, you ma} have to touch up the grinding on one of the knives slightly to bring rhe edgt:s into perfect alignmem.-L!J.

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the quirk-and-bead and cove-and-bead, must be cut from the face. It's vital for the workpiece to have flat surfaces in contact with the shaper table and fence so the stock doesn't tip into the cutter. If you remove stock in the wrong order, you jeopardize the quality and safety of your cut. For example, consider the complex molding shown in Fig. 3. The order and direction of the cuts I use to shape this molding are illustrated. On complex moldings, you can make some of the cuts, such as wide, deep coves, with your tablesaw. (See AW #25, p . 43.) Then add smaller profiles on either side of the cove with the shaper. Many crown-molding designs for furniture can be made this way.

Arched Raised Panels Arched panels became very popular in the 18th century and were u sed extensively in doors of case pieces. In those days, when panels were raised by hand, the arch was usually semicircular with a distinct shoulder on either side. (See Fig. 2.) Today, most panel raising is done with shapers. Since shapers can't create inside comers, most arched panels are made with sweeping curves instead of distinct shoulders. Unfortunately, these curves don't look as crisp or distinctive as the originals. But if you're willing to do a little hand-carving after raising the panel with a shaper, you can still create inside corners on arched panels. (See Fig. 2 .) When making frames for your arched panels, first groove and stick the straight pieces of the frame using a fence set in line with the rub collar. Then remove the fence, insert the starting pin and groove and stick the top rail freehand , using the rub collar to follow the arch. Shape all frame parts facedown so their faces will be flush when you assemble them. A

DOORS AND WINDOWS ON THE SHAPER ·ndow sash and fmmc-andpancl doors have much in common . BOlh usually have a frame made of two horizontal members (rails) and two \ertic:tl members (stiles) surrounding a panel of wood or glass. On door frames. the stiles and rails an:: grooved to accept a r-.U ed panel. (~ec tlmwing.) Window sa:-.h have grid!> of "sash bars.. built into their out<:r fmmes to sepamte the pane:. of gla:.s. Instead of grooves, thC) ha' e mbbets lo receive the glass. I call the horizontal sash bars muntins and the vertical ones mullions , although there is much disagr<.:cment over terminology.

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Cope-and-Stick Joinery Door fr-dffies and window sash arc often constructed with so-called ·cope-anti-stick" joint:!) . (Sec drawing.) In copc-and·stick joinery. a dccor:nivc molded edge calletl a ··sticking"-usually a simple profile. such as an ovolo, ogec or thumbnail - run!> around the in-.ide edges of both the stiles and rails. gi\ ing the finished assembly a lighter appearance. The cn<.ls of the rails an<.l mumins are wcopcd. on the shaper to form a complementary lit to the sticking profile. Cutter manufacturers sell cope-andstick cutter sets that stack on the shaper spmdle so you can cut any combination of profile!> and gr<xwcs or

mbbets. 1l1e drawlxu:k to these sets is that they produce stub tenons which arc only as long as the depth of the mbbet or groove in the stile!> (usually about 1 • in.). 1l1ese .,tub tenons aren't strong enough to support the weight of the glass or raisl'd p<tnel and will eventually loosen. If you wam to make your rails with longer tenons. the trick is to first cut the tenons on the shaper or tablcsaw and then make the coping cuLo; with a cuuer mounted on a stub spindle (See photo. bdow.) TI1e stub spintlle has a recessed cap screw to secure the cutter, allowing the tenon to pass unobsrmcted over the top of the spindle. Sash are more difficult to make than panel fran1cs because they require extreme accuracy if all the part!> arc to fit perfectly. I Icre's the sequence I use for making sash, along with some pointers for each step: STEP 1: Make a working dmwing for the sash you want to make . It should have dimlnsions for all the parts and for the glass openings. Be: sure to plan the sash so nil the glass opt:nings will lw of ~:qual size. This will yield a uniform appearance and make glass ordering <.:asicr. STEP 2: Dimension enough lumber for stiles, raHs and sash bars. Make the sash bar srock wide enough to rip into two or three sash bars-it's simpler,

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A cr·udlc ft.·n<'t' allow-1 )OU to "hupe the l'u<.·e o f a cir·c ulur .,ection. Stu b Kpind l.- t•opc..; t>nd of rnil wlule u.llo,~ ing lt>no u to pa.-.~ uno b tr·uc tt>d .


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Thi:- .. implc· pl)'wod ji~ hold., muntin ..... uf.-ly for· .,lic·king unci rahlwting.

FRAME-AND-PANEL DOOR SASH FRAME Cope ends of frame Cope ends of parts & sash bars. rails to fit sticking r---4- -----1+---..-..--, Mortise on stiles. stiles and rails for sash bar tenons. _.__.__.,., Mortise muntins for mullion tenons. Glass fits -+-...u 1 in rabbets.

Raised panel fits in grooves in frame.

MUNTIN (HORIZONTAL) MULLION (VERTICAL)

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safer. and mor-e accurate LO make ~cv­ cr;tl muntin' or mullion~ togctht:rAiso, pn.:pan: cnough ~LOck for a ft·" c:.xtra bars, thq 'II be ill\'aluahlc for !'>C:l ting up the ~hapcr. S'f£P 3: L<t) out 1ht• parts as accurately as possible with a sharp # i (hard) pencil or a knife:. marking each piece wh<.·rc it intcr,cus the mht·rs. To do this. I l:t) out om.· stile and on<.· rail, then usc these as story poles to lay out th<.· rest of the stock. induding thcsash hars. (Fur murc on story poles. sec the 'idchar on p . ·49 ) STEP <~: "Stick" the stiles ''" ith the shapcr. STEP 5: Cut the moni,es in all parts. The front chet·k of the mortiscs -.hould just touch the edge of the ral>het~ of the -.rid.cn:d parts. \lortise all thc W:t) through the: '"ide -.lock that will be ripped apart for munlins. STEP 6: Cut the: tcnons on thc rails. muntins and mullions. \lake the: tenon., a friction fit in the mortisc:s and keep the: lt:ngth'> hetwccn ..,houlders consistent STEP 7: Cope the ends of the rails. muntins and mullion.., with the shapcr and ... rub spindle, using the mirer

gauge for stahilit} I usc a I o-in .-thick piece of plywood as a reference fence

MOT):::~-----~~1 Rabbet for glass.

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"Stick" long edges. length of mullion tenon is half web thickness.

Make muntin tenon shorter than rail tenon.

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for 1ht: tenon .,Jwulc.lcr (Sec: photo, oppo.,it<.·.) Test-fit the joint to be sure the cope b a perfect mat<.!h w the Micking profile. STEP 8: Rip the sash bars to fin• bhccl width on a tahlc:saw ll'>ing a pu..,h stick. STEP 9: ~lH: k the r<.·st of the stock l sc: the: Milc.:s tu st·t up the shaper and cut from underncath l '>t: a holding jig (st:c photo. opposite) to safely and accurately stick the muntins and mullions.

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STEP 10: Rahhet all the parts for glass. {' sc the shaper and a straight cutter. again cuuing from under-

neath . Rahhet one edge of each sash bar with tht: jig, then tack a !>trip of wood in the notch in the jig. This will "fill" the rabbet and prevent the stock from twisting when } ou rabbet the sct:ond edge. (Sec photos. above.) STEP 11: Assemble the parts dry to check the fit, then carefuUr glue them up on a flat surface: to prevent the frame from twisting.-LB.

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These b oxes look like miniature furniture, but they actually conceal a powerful surprise.

BY ANDY RAE few years ago I hosted a guild meeting in my shop and invited my friend Palmer Sharpless to attend. Our guild was suffering some growing pains, and I hoped that Palmer, a well-known turner and teacher, might lend some of his organizational expertise. Palmer didn't say much when the meeting began. He just

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placed a small wooden coin box on my bench and began to solicit donations. Someone finally coughed up a quarter (woodworkers are notoriously tight), dropped it into the box, and POW! The box exploded into pieces. It was just what our group needed- a little humor. This year, when AW was looking for an unusual Christmas gift, Palmer's surprise box came to mind. We made several boxes in our design shop, and once again they were a big hit.

There's no big secret to the ÂŤsurprise'' in the box. The explosive power comes from a wooden mousetrap that sits inside the box, surrounded by four loosely fitting sides. (See drawing.) When you drop a coin through the slot in the top, it triggers the trap. The trap's bail swings, hitting small catchblocks attached to the box's sides. That's when the fun empts. You can build one of the boxes shown here, or better yet, cre-ate your own version of boxed ''dynamite." We found that thin stock-~ in. or so-for the top and sides yields the maximum exploding action. Also, if you keep the box somewhat squat, the bail will punch the top upward as it swings. Here are a few more constmction tips: The mitered sides should fit tightly inside the lip on the edging, so the box will look solid to the casual observer. To keep the sides from binding when the trap is sprung, limit the lip on the bottom edging to !4 in. Then leave a !-i<.-in. clearance between the sides and the mousetrap. (See drawing.) It's easiest to bandsaw the foot profl.le on the bottom edging before glue-up. Then glue on the top and bottom edgings and rout the decorative moldings. To assemble the box for action, set the trap, slip the four sides into the grooves, and place the tOp over the sides with the coin slot abo ve the trip p late. Then look for your first victim . .A.

Rout profiles on top and bottom edgings after glue-up. gluing to bottom.

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A spokeshave is the ideal tool for shapin g the flowing curves of cabriole legs. Here a leg is held in a colonial-era leg clamp.

Ttzese 300-year-old Tools Are Still Unrivaled For Grved Work BY ELLIS WALENTINE ay " hand too ls" and most woodworkers immediately think of hammers , chisels, planes, and saws. But there's another venerable , though often overlooked, hand tool with a rich history and plenty of uses in the modern shop: the spokeshave. Descended from the early drawknife, this simple two-handled tool has been around since the 16th century, when it was used by wheelwrights , coopers and bodgers. Nowadays, spokeshaves are still unrivalled for many kinds of curved work, such as shaping chair seats, cabriole legs, and curved templates. Alan Miller, a prominent furniture

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restorer in Pennsylvania, describes

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the spokeshave as a "holy marriage between a drawknife and a plane." Like a drawknife, it has two handles that you use to either pull or push the blade through the work, and like a plane, its sole limits the depth of cut. But while planes even the wood 's surface by spanning the high and low areas, a spokeshave tends to follow contours because its sole is so short. This tendency makes it ideally suited for curved work. Spokeshaves are more difficult to control than planes. They involve "more feel and nuance than many other hand tools- very much like playing a musical instrument , " according to Miller. Yet they are also more responsive to your whims and intentions. Properly tuned and sharpened , a spokeshave can produce a glistening surface.

planted by metal-bodied tools, which didn't wear as quickly. Today both types are still used, though metal is the most popular. Metal spokeshaves are usually made of cast iron and have a short planelike hlade held bevel-down at a 45° angle to the sole . On the simplest shaves, you adjust the depth of cut by loosening the blade-locking screw and sliding the blade up or down. More sophisticated models control depth by means of two knurled nuts that engage slots in the blade. (See drawing.) On wooden spokeshaves, the blade's bevel faces upward and the bottom of the blade is in nearly the same plane as the front sole. At each end of the blade are bent tangs that fit into tapered holes in the body of the shave. (See drawing.) To make depth adjustments, you tap either the bottom of the blade or the tOps of the tangs with a mallet. (Some contemporary wooden shaves have threaded

Types of Shaves The earliest spokeshaves had wooden bodies, but in the mid-


COMMON SPOKESHAVES FLAT-HANDLED SPOKESHAVE

CONOVER WOODEN SPOKESHAVE ADJUSTMENT SET SCREW

LOCKING NUT

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BLADE-LOCKING SCREW

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tangs with cap knobs to lock in the depth setting.) A variation on the traditional wooden shave is the j apanese spokeshave , whic h uses a narrow, planelike blade set in tapered grooves as in japanese planes (see AW #34). Metal and wooden sh aves are designed for esscntialJy the same work, but th ere are som e differences between them . One is sole clearance. While the entire sole of a metal shave touches the work, the wooden shave contacts the workpiece at only two points, the front of the sole and the cutting edge. This arrangement makes the shave more susceptible to chatter, but it also offers more clearance for skewed cuts and working tight radii. Another difference between metal and wooden shaves is blade angle. The blade on a metal shave is angled much higher than the blade on a wooden one . (See drawing.) The wooden shave 's lower b lade angle makes it better s uited to end-grain work but slightly more prone to tearing out on faces and edges. Although wooden shaves may be adjusted for fairly precise cuts, they function best for removing stock quickly. Alan Miller also likes a really sharp wooden spokeshave for working

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on changing grain. "You can cut diagonally wit h it and skate across the grain," he says. "With a metal shave, ¡ the sole sometimes gets in the way." Many special-purpose spokeshaves have been devised over the years (see

sidebar, p . 63), and they remain the best way to accomplish specialized tasks, like chamfering curved edges and smoothing the seats of Windsor chairs. One type of shave which deserves special mention is t he adjustablethroat spokeshave , currently made o n ly by the Ge rm an firm , Kunz . Almost an exact copy of the original (American) Bailey model of 1858, the Kunz shave lets you adjust its depth of cut with the flick of a single knob on the front of the tool. This adjust-

ment also changes the configuration of the so le to a sligh tly concave shape, making it easier to get into tighter inside curves.

Buying a SpokeJhove Whether you purchase a spokeshave new or at a tlea market, you don't need a complicated or beautifully

Frank KJausz uses his thumbs and forefingers to direct pressure to the front sole of the spokeshave on both push stroke (right) and pull stroke (left). N OVEMBER &

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crafted tool to do excellent work, as long as the blade, the sole, and the throat are in good condition. Adjustable depth-setting knobs are worth looking for if you plan to do a lot of work w ith the tool. And regardless of the size of shave you're buying, heavier is better. A heftier shave will cut with less chatter. When buying an iron shave, try tO find one labeled " malleable ." This means the metal is less brittle than regular cast iron and it won't be as likely to break if dropped. AJso, the type of work you intend to do will influence whether you buy a curved- or tlat-soled spokeshave. With its narrower base, a curved-soled shave is better for shaping tight concave curves, while tlat-soled shaves work better on convex curves because the wider sole makes greater contact.

Tuning a Spokeshave You ' II need to tune your spokeshave for smoothest cutting . On a metal shave, start with the mouth opening, which should be smooth, unif(>ml in width and par-.tllel to the blade. If it isn't, use a fine mill tile to adjust it. It's also a good idea to file the bed smooth. (See drawing.) And if there is a cap iron, be sure its edge makes continuous contact with the blade. Next, check the sole. Whether it's curved or flat, the sole on a metal spokeshave should be smooth, with softened edges to prevent scratching the work. Adjust it with files and progressivt:ly fmer grits of wet-or-dry sandpaper (to 320 grit or higher), removing as little material as possible to avoid widening the mouth opening. (For more on tuning metal shaves, see AW #4, September/October 1988.) Wooden spokeshaves need less tuning than metal ones. For example, it isn't as critical that the sole he perfectly smooth, since only the front of the sole and the edge of the blade will touch the workpiece. However, it is important that the tangs fit tightly in their holes to resist working loose in use. If the tang holes are too wide, shim them with slips of veneer.

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SOURCES Spoke:-.havel> are available from the following sources:

Cast-brass spokeshaves: \MT, fourth \venue and \pring \tn:et, Box ...0, Ro) er.·.ford. P \ 19 16H. (11 'i) 9t~)f{)(). < IK< II <>II•

Conover adjlJStable wooden spokeshave kit: Americ.m \X oodcrafl Toob Inc , -t 1lS Emen Industrial Parkway. Cleveland. OJI H 118-S~'i I,

(216) fH 1-i 10-t

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japanese wooden spokeshaves: Thl' Japan Wood\\ orker, 1 ... -\ I Clc.:mem ,\n:., Alamt:c..la ( .·\ 9tSOl. <HOO) c;r-~8lo. , llt< n ~''" Metal spokeshaves: Garrell \Vade Co. Inc .. Hll ,\vc. of rht: Aml·ric<t.'>. t:\\ York \ I 00 I ~. (800) 111-19·11.

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\\ ooduaft \uppl) Co .. 1 10 \\rood Count) Industrial Pari... Hm.. 1686. Parkersburg. WV 261 Ol-16H6. (800) 21')-11 .:;~ ( 111111

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remove any grinding marks from the blade's back and bevel hy lapping them on a bench stone or wet-<.lry sandrxtt'>er, then sharpen on a bench stone. When sharpening the bevel on a metal shave, you may find it easier to hold the blade in a kerfed block t<>r a better grip. Give the corners of the blade a few extra swipes to round them slightly so they won't dig into your work. Also, when sharpening the blade of a wooden shave. you must take care to grind the edge of the blade parallel to the edge of the shave's mouth. The correct bevel angle for both metal and wooden shaves is between 23° and 25°. To check this, simply measure the length of the bevel. It should be just slightly more than twice the thickness of the blade.

you 're shaving, blade sharpness and depth of cut, the mouth opening, and the shape of the sole relative to the radius of the curve you're cutting. Here are some tips that should make spokeshaving much easier for you: •Set the blade for thin shavings. Frank KJausz, the weU-known cabinetmaker, does this by eye, sighting across the front sole and adjusting the blade until it just "peeks" out of the mouth. •Get a firm grip on the shave. Whether pushing or pulling, pinch the spokeshave on or alongside the blade while grasping the handles fumly between fingers and palms. (See photos, previous page.) On shaves with flat handles (as opposed to arched "gull-wing" types), Klausz uses the downward force of his thumbs for control, while his palms push or pull the handles. "The better you direct the [thumb] pressure, the better your control," he says. •Work "downhill'' on the grain. Your spokeshave will tell you where the gmin changes. If you shave against the gr-.1in, in an "uphill" direction, you can expect some nasty chatter and tearout. • Keep steady pressure on the front sole. Use your wrists to keep the front sole on the work. Don't rotate your wrists when you encounter high or low spots; you'll just follow those irreh>ularities. •Skew your cuts. By turning the shave about 1so to 30° from the direction of the cut, you'll even out surface irregularities more quickly. This technique works especially well on difficult grain. When cutting curved end grain, as on the tight curves behind the knees of cabriole legs, hold the shave perpendicular to the workpiece and use side· ward slicing cuts. Spokeshaves can add a sculptural dimension to your woodworking and put you in closer touch with your own abilities. With some pr-dctice, you'U be "shaving" with the best of them. .A.

Using a Spokeshave Spokeshaves are easy to use on either the pull or push stroke because they're light and they contact only a small area of the workpiece. However, they can be susceptible to c hatter, depending on the grain of the wood

WALENTINE is associate editor o/American Woodworker.


Wooden shave, 1991 (AW#71)

Wooden shove, co. 1880 Miniature cos!-bross shove, (0.1960

Minialure cos!-bross shove, co.l920

Wooden shove, <0. 1875

Convex wooden carving shove, All~¡~'-""¡ co. 1875

SPOKESHAVES THROUGH THE YEARS dore the advent of portable power tools, spokeshaves were much more common-and more specialized-than they are today. Early shaves were handmade of wood, hut cast iron versions prolifemted after lHSO. These metal shaves offered hetter wear resistance and longer hlade life than their wooden counterparts. Here's a glimpse at some unusual spokeshaves, past and present. Many other varieties, shapes and sizes surface regularly at auctions and flea markets . Apart from cosmetic changes and minor mechanical innovations, the hasic fom1 and function of the spokeshave remains intact, testimony to the enduring utility of these simple tools.-H. W. Than4s lo tool <'<ll/ector Rill Pl1;l/;ps /or l(mding us many <l/tl1e spokesl1avcs pictured here.

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Flo!-bottom melol shove,

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Your toddler will have hours of fun on this sm aU-scale indoor sliding board.

A Super Slide /or Your Preschoolers Playroom BY PHIL GEHRET ne day while leafing through some old toy catalogs, I came u pon a toddler' s slide that inspired me to design the one you see here. The slide in the catalog was for outdoor use, but I figured an indoor version might be just the thing for the day-care center my daughter operates. I knew my guess was right when J took the fmished slide to the center. The kids' eyes lit up and they grinned

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from ear to ear as they tried it out. This sliding board is only 30 in. high , and it is meant for youngsters just beginning to wa.lk and climbabout 18 months of age-up to about 4 years old (older kids might be too heavy). It's intended for indoor use, though you could take it outside when weather permits. The slide consists of two ~-in . birch plywood side pieces, a ~-i n . piece of


CHILD'S SLIDE

lfS-IN. HARI). BOARD RAMP

Drill and counter· sink screw holes. laminate oak strips to fonn handrail.

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Next, lay out the curved line for the groove in the template. Each end of the curved line tem1inates as a tangent to a !1-in.-<lia. hole, as shown on the grid. The boles will act as stOps when you rout each groove. When the layout is finished, cut the template to size w ith a saber saw, then saw along the curved line. cutting the template in half.

Making the Sides

To rout the ramp groove, rWI the router template guide bushing along the edge of the template. The hole at the end of the template's curve provides a stop for the router.

tempered hardboard that forms the ramp, three oak treads and two oak nosing pieces to hold the ends of the ramp. (See drawing.) The long edges of the hardboard ramp fit in grooves routed into each side piece, and laminated oak strips form a decorative handr-ail. (See sidebar.) The sides are splayed 6W from vertical, so you'll have to cut a matching bevel on the l -in.-thick treads and nosings and a gentle curve on the edges of 66

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the ramp. (See dr-awing.) Construction is straightforward, though final assembly will require a helper.

Making the Template I designed a two-piece template to define the shape of the side pieces and locate the grooves that hold the curved ramp. Begin by laying out the over-.tll shape and cutOuts for the handholds on lil-in. hardboard, using the grid lines in the drawing.

To fonn the side pieces, rejoin the two halves of the template temporarily and fasten them tO a piece of ·Y.i-in . birch plywood with double-sided tape. Rough out one side piece with a saber saw, keeping about Vi<. in. from the template edge. The rounded ends of the handhold area are a tight curve for the saber saw, so I made these with a 1 Yz-in.-<lia. Forstner bit and then sawed out the rest of the opening. Save the waste from the handholds; you'll use it later when laminating the rails. Next, rout the side ro finished size, using a Yz-in .-dia. pattern bit with a shank-mounted pilot bearing (available from MLCS Ltd. , Box 4053, Rydal, PA 19046, 800·533-9298). Now you're ready to cut the groove. Remove the botto m half of the hardboard t o expose the groove template. Mount a ·YI1.-in. straight bit in your router and a Y.!-in.-dia. template guide bushing on the router baseplate. Rout a ·lil-in.-<leep groove, following the template edge, as shown in the photo. Now rout !4-in.· deep dadoes for the s tep~ , using a straight bit. You can clamp a straight· edge to the side and use that as a fence to guide the router. Make the second side piece like the first one, exce p t rout a dado and groove on the opposite side, making the left-hand and right-hand side pieces mirror images. Complete the s ide pieces by gluing on the laminated oak handrail described in de tail in the sidebar. Finally, radius the edges of each side piece with a router and a 1/i-in . round-over bit.

Treads, Nosings and Ramp Because the sides are slanted, you'll need to cut the treads and nosings to varying lengths. Follow the dimensions in the drawing, then bevel the


To assemble the slide, bend the hardboard ramp into the grooves in the side pie ces as your helper starts the screws into the nosings and treads.

ends of each part. On the tablesaw, cut a !.1.-in.-deep rabbet on the top of the two nosing pieces. (See drawing.) When you glue the r&mp in this r&bbet, the hardboard will be tlush with the top of the nosings. Test the fit to make sure there aren't any protmding edges to scrape tendt:r bottoms. The hardboard ramp is the easiest

part to make. Simply lay out the gentle curves on !.11-in. tempered hardboard, following the dimensions in the drawing, then cut them with a saber saw.

finish coat of paint on their insides. Assembly is simply a matter of bending the hardboard ramp w fit the grooves and driving #8 by 2-in. all-purpose screws through the sides and into the treads and nosings. Well, at least it sounds simple. This is one of those operations that requires at least two pairs of hands, so get help. First, predrill and countersink the screw holes. Next, lay one side piece on a workbench and fit the ramp into the groove while your helper does the same with the other side piece. To help hold the sides approximately in line while fitting t he ramp, you can install the screws loosely in the bottom nosing, then install the other nosing and treads. With that done, glue and clamp the r-amp in the rabbets in the top and bottom nosings, fill the screw holes with putty, and finish painting. £. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Assembly Before final assembly, I finished the treads, nosings, laminated rails and hardboard ramp with polyurethane. I also primed the side pieces and put a

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MAKING CURVED LAMINATIONS hen you need to make a curved wooden piece, like the handr-ail in the accompanring article, lamination h. a quick and easr W3}. Form the curved pan by cutting ~trips of wood thin enough w be bent to the desired ..,hape. Appl) glue, and stack aml bend the strips around rour fom1 . You can usc this technique for man} applications, including cuncd moldings. bent chair legs m'l<J backs, and stair rails. To make the handrails for the child's slide, I em fin: htrin. b} l-in. by 96-in. oak strips (figuring in a little extra length). With help from a friend, I bn~shcd glue on both sides of all but the top !!trip (appl) glue only on the underside of this piece) and stacked the pieces together. Before the glue set, f quickl} bent and clamped the laminated strips around the outside edge of each side piece. which acted as a fom1 . (Sec photo ) To suppon the strips over the handholds, I temporarily insc:ned the waste piece I cut out from those areas. When the glue dried, I removed the clamps, cut the endl> flush with the ends of the sides, and routed a •.-in round-over prof11c on the edge of the rails.-P.G.

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wo years ago, I fou nd the front of an old dock, and I thought I could salvage it by installing a modern quartz movement. My w ife, Karen, swooping her hands in sinuous curves, described the tambour case she wanted me to build. Now the dock sits on a high bookshelf over our television, foretelling the inevitable commercials every 10 minutes. Since then I've made several similar mantel clocks, some combining old faces with new movements, a nd the one shown above, which has a modem dial and a chiming quartz movement (available from TimeSavers , Box 12700, Scottsdale, AZ 85267, 800-5521520). Each of these move ments required an irregularly shaped opening, so I couldn't just driU a large hole in the front of a solid piece of wood and slide in the movement, as you can with most kit clocks. lnstead, I made a veneered clock with a core built from 10 layers of Y-1-in.-thick lauan p lywood. (See drawing.) With the layers taped into a block, it was simple to bandsaw the overaUcurve (see photo, right) and

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then separate the layers to cut one opening at a time. Laying Out the Clock-1 used a template made from stiff cardboard to lay out the clock. The inset drawing gives the dimensions, hut your dimensions w ill vary according to the sizt: of the clock bezel you use. Note that you only cut the profile of the clock on the

Tape the plywood layers into a block to ho ld them securely for handsawing the tambour profile.

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cardboard (a nd pierce the ce nter point). You'll mark the opeqings for the clockworks and bezel dittectly on the core by tracing the parts. On my wife's smaU clock, I laid out the curves of the tambour proftle on the same centerline, producing a tambour with a tall peak. On this larger chiming clock, I raised the center poipt of the two outer curves by ·X. in. Tilis created a tambour with a shorter peak and a clock with a more relaxed outline. Cutting the Core-Cut the p lywood core layers to form a rectangular block, then tape the layers together, trace on the tambour profile and bandsaw the shape. I like to drill a couple of alignment-pin !Joles in the waste ends of the core to help steady the layers during gluing. Also, to help you align and trace the clock movement later on, drill a hole for the clock shaft. Next, separate the layers of the core and number them so you glue them up in the right order. Then trJce and bandsaw the openings, layer by layer. Either nibble out tight corners or predriU them. If you position the bandsaw entrance


kerfs on opposite sides of adjacent layers, the TAMBOUR CLOCK core will be stronger. Remember, the kerfs won ' t show after the veneer is glued on. Choosing VeneerThe chiming clock is covered with Brazilian rosewood veneer (available from Certainly Wood, 11753 Big Tree Rd., East Auror-a, NY 14052, 716FOOT 655{)206). For the other clocks, I used a variety pack of veneers (available from Constantine's, 2050 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY 10461 , 800-2238087). I've found a veneer assortment to be very useful around my shop. TI1e different wood colors come in handy, and the various thicknesses are invaluable as shims, accent strips and kerf fillers. To veneer a curved surface like this clock, NOTE: Adjust dimensions to fit size of clock bezel. choose veneer thin enough to follow the bends without cracking Decorative Touches-This rose(~ in. thick or less). Pick wood clock has feet made of stepped straight-grained veneer, blocks, while some tan1bour clocks are since this is easy to set on decorative metal feet or on a molded base with bracket feet These are repair if it splits. Just tape the splits together with all added after the main work is done, masking tape before and you should follow your own inclinaapplying the veneer. Any tions here. I think the clock is most minor gaps will fill with Because it's difficult to rout a cavity } :sf,~ iu. deep, attractive without a lot of gingerbread. sanding dust and finish author bandsaws plywood layers individually to make The veneer on my wife's clock is later, becoming invisible. the odd-shaped opening ¡in the hack of the clock. Philippine mahogany. When the job was (For more on veneering, done, I realized this stuff looks remarkSCCAW#l6.) edges of the curved veneer, obscuring ably like lauan plywood. So I stained it To avoid splitting the veneer, cut the any of the core's minor irregularities. brown and finished it with Bartley's pieces with sever-al light strokes of a utilI used the offcut from the original paste varnish. At least it's not pink anyity knife, rather than making one or two plywood block as a clamping caul when more. The rosewood clock is fmished he-avy cuts. (Veneer suppliers sell special veneering the top. To ensure that the with Waterlox, a wiping varnish. A saws and tapes for dealing with veneers, veneer is compressed tightly, especially ~ but these aren't a necessity.) arOtmd the curves, you can line the off- ~ Gluing the Veneer---! worked with cut with strips of %-in., adhesive-backed ~ slightly oversized pieces and veneered foam weather stripping. It's available at ~ ~ the top first, using standard yellow any hardware store. glue. Then I glued the ends and finally A word about gluing: water-based ~ the face , allowing each step to dry and glues cause veneers to swell and curl ~ sanding the edges squarely flush before and may lead to clamping and buckling JIM CUMMINS proceeding. Veneering in this order problems. To avoid this, apply the glue write~ edits and putters around his pfcallows the face veneer to cover the only to the plywood, not to the veneer. ture-;rame shop in upstate New York.

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BY ROBERT ROSAND orne of the best-received Christmas presents I've ever given are turned ornaments like these shown here. They have a graceful and elegant look, and they're quite lightweight, which adds to the mystery of their constmction. Also, no matter how many I make, no two are ever quite the same. These ornaments have a hollow globe, which I usually make from a burl. When the ornaments will be painted or marbleized , I' ll use a straight-grained wood such as cherry or walnut. The icicle at the bottom and the finial at the top are made from contrasting woods, such as walnut, ebony, cherry and ash. A shop-made bent-angle tool (see photo below) is the only special tool I need to tum these pieces. This is nothing more than a piece of Y1-in.-square steel, with a .Yi<>-in. high-speed steel tip silver-soldered to it at about a 42° angle (high-speed steel stock available from Enco Mfg., 5000 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Chicago, IL60639, 312-745-1500). Turning the Globe-Start by gluing a piece of stock about 2 Yz in . square and 1 Yz in. thick to a waste block that's been turned w a cylinder. Then mount the block in a three-jaw chuck (or on a small faceplate), tme up the globe with a ·~ in. gouge, and begin to refme the shape. If you have trouble · with tear-out on burls and your tools are sharp, try applying a 50/50 mixture of turpentine and sanding sealer to the wood prior to your final cut Lay it on wet, then wipe off the excess and tum. The section of the globe closest to the waste block will form the top. Don't tum it down too far at this point (1 \.2 in. dia. is good). If you remove too much material, the globe may become so flimsy that you'll get chatter when you try to hollow it. When you achieve the desired shape, you're ready to begin hollowing. First, with a drill in a tailstock chuck, drill a %-in.·dia. hole through

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the globe stock and into the waste block. Then, on what will be the bottom of the globe, use a pencil to mark a %-in.-dia. circle around the drilled hole. This circle denotes the size of the opening into which you'll glue the icicle. (See drawing.) Now use a small flat-nosed scraper to widen the hole to the diameter of the pencil line. (I use a miniature scraper, available from Bonnie Klein, 17910 SE 100th St ., Renton , WA 98059, 206-226-5937.) Making this cut gives you some room to work. After this, you can start to open up the interior with a ~-in. round-nosed scraper. However, you'll need the angle tool to get armmd the comers and refine the interior. (See photo below.) I use double-ended calipers (available from Craft Supplies USA, 1287 E. 1120 S., Provo, UT 84601, 801-3730917) to check the side wall thickness, and try to work the walls as thin as possible. You should find it easy to obtain a finished wall about ~ in. thick. As you gain confidence, you may wish to go thinner to make the ornament lighter. Parting Off the Globe-When the exterior is turned to your satisfaction, use the gouge (or the long point of a skew) to remove excess material from the top (headstock side) of the globe. This will refine the shape further. Leave enough material so the globe won't break off when you sand it-a section about ')fl in. dia. or % in. dia. should be good. Then sand the globe up to 400 grit and apply a coat of sanding sealer. Remove the excess with a paper towel. (If the paper catches, it will tear rather than grab as a rag might. That saves both your fmgers and the ornament from damage.) Now part off the globe. If all went well, you should have a hollowed globe with a %-in.-dia. hole in the top and a ·}Hn.-dia. hole in the bottom. Turning the Spindles-! generally tum the icicle and the finial out of

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one piece of stock, about 7~ in. long by 1!14 in. dia. However, a long piece like this can vibrate and chatter as you reduce the diameter. If you are not really cont1dent in your spindle-turning skills, you may wish to use two shorter pieces. To make the icicle, first mount the stock between centers and turn it to a cylinder with a roughing gouge. The section of the cylinder that's closest to the tailstock will be the bottom of the icicle, and I like to remove most of the excess there at this stage, while the end is supported by the tailstock. Next, mount the cylinder in a threejaw chuck, true it up again and start turning the icicle profile with a small skew. Work in sections, starting with the thinnest segment at the bottom. Take fine cuts and support the work from behind with your fmgers to elinlinate chatter. (See photo above.) Use the long point of the skew to turn the tapered segments on the i<.iclc, and sand and seal each one as you complete it. (The fragile icicle is likely to break off if you try to sand the segments later.) Each segment should be a bit longer and larger than the previous one. (See drawing.) Fee.! free to be as decorative as you like. After you've finished the profi.le of the icicle, tum a tenon to fit the ~-in .­ dia. hole in the bonom of your globe. (See center photo above.) I undercut the tenon slightly, striving for a slightly loose fit , and the five-minute epoxy l use allows me a little play. Otherwise. I'd have to force tight parts together during assembly, a nd that could destroy the ornament. When the tenon is done, part off the icicle. Turning the Finial--1 like to keep the finial about the same diameter as the thickest part of the icicle, for the 72

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Make the icicle and fuual from the same cylinder , turning tenons on each to mate with the holes iJ1 the globe.

When gluing, clamp the ornament lightly in a vi~Se. Fitting the lit• of the i("ide into a hole drilled m a scrap blo(~k protects it from damage.

sake of visual continuity and aesthetics. Start the finial by turning a tenon to fit the %-in .-dia. hole in the top of the globe. (See photo, above right.) Again, I undercut the tenon for a good fit. You can shape the finial with a ~-in. spindle gouge and refme the lines with the long point of the skew . When you 're satist1cd with the shape, sand lightly and apply sealer, then part off the finial with your skew. At this point I mount the tenon of the finial in the three-jaw chuck and dean up the top with a skew. I also mark the centerpoint of the fmial and drill a small hole to accept a brass screw eye for hanging the ornament. A~mbly-Now it's time to assemble your ornament. I use five-minute epoxy and clamp the ornament gently in a vise lUltil it dries. (See photo above.) When the epoxy is dry, you can insert a screw eye and spray on your preferred finish. Deft semi-gloss lacquer works well for me.

Options-After you've turned a few hundred ornaments, you may want to try some variations . Occasionally, I'll get a piece of wood that has a nice bark inclusion and then I'll make a very small turning-something similar in shape to the tip of the icicle but more decorative-which I glue inside. I paint some ornaments with primer and tum them over to a local artist, who marbleizes them for me. My wife paints others with nostal· gic country scenes. I've also made some unusual globes using banksia seed pods from Australia. (See lead photo.) These pods (available from Craft Supplies USA) turn like wood, but ftrst you have to tum away about ·l-M in. of the outer layer, a fuzzy reddish material which flakes easily. When I hollow seed-pod globes, I don't make them as thin as the normal ornaments. I've discovered that if you tum walls much thinner than ~ in., the darker ''eyes" around the holes will pop out, leaving you with a reject or a less attractive ornament. A

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BY MICHAEL DRESDNER ave you ever walked through a fine antiques shop or furniture store and wondered: "Why can't my finishes look like that?" The secret of a professional fmishing job is often the staining technique. Seasoned fmishers have two things that you may not have-lots of experience with color mixing, and a "stain board. " Stain boards (sometimes called "color boards") are shop-made color samplers that let you preview various stain combinations as they will appear under different finishes and on different woods. Making a stain board is a creative and inexpensive way to spend a few hours, and it will give you more control over your finishes because you'll know in advance what the finish will look like. And besides getting invaluable experience in hands-on color mixing, you'll find that trying out new colors and effects can be lots of fun.

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Divide each of your sample boards into four or five segments with strips of l-inch masking tape. The tape will prevent the stains from bleeding from one segment into another, and the masked areas will remind you what the wood looked Iike before staining. Now, gather together aU the stains, sealers and top coats that you like to use. Check the expiration dates on any finish cans to make sure the product is still fresh. Also grab a pen or marker to record your formulas on the back of the samples. This way, if you happen

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EXBIB1110N Scottsdale: November 19·21. Scous<lak Desert Festival of the Arts. Scousdale Pavilion. Pima & Indian Bend Roads. (602) 837·5637.

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WORKSHOP Charlotte: November 26 ·27. Making Shake r Oval ll<lxes. (S 17) 54~;,325.

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DILAWARE EXHIBITION Wilmington: Through November , 1993. "Art from the l.athe." Contemporary and historical pit't:es on d isplay at the Henry Clay Mill on the Hag.lcy Museum Grounds, Route 141. <302) 65&2400.

FLORIDA CRMTSHOWS Fort Lauderdale: November 27-28. Second Annual Craft Fair at the War Memorial Auditorium . US Route 1 & Sunrise Bnulevard. ( 407) 860.0092. Coral Gables: November 13·14. Cor:tl (;ahlcs Int e rn a t io nal Festival o f Craft Arts from Central, South and North American l'OUtllrit:s .. (305) 4-i5·9973 . EXHIHITION Deland: November 20-21. The Delan d Fall Festival of the Arts. Deland Museum of Art. (J()() N. Woodlandlllvd. (904) 7344371.

IOWA CRAFT SHOW Cedar Rapids: November 26-28. Great American Arts & Crafts Festival. Veteran s Memoria l Collo;eum. SO Second Ave. (319) 362·t!070.

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NORTH CAROLINA WOOOWOR.KJN(; SHOW Charlotte: November 19·20. The Carolina Woodworking Show. Ch arlotte Convention Cemcr. (llOO) ..!87·7!19 1. WORKSHOPS Brass town : November 5 ·7. Woodcarv ing· Spirit Face: Terry Phillips. Sha ker Box: Hert Smith. November 7 · 13. Caricature:: Tcrr y Phillips. Laddcr· back Chair: Lyle Wheeler. Novembe r 1 4- ZO . Nat i ve An im als : Hden Gibson . Geometric T urnings: Marcus Collier. November 2 1·27 . Native Ani ma ls: Hcl cn Gibson . Mountain Uulcimer Building: Horger Knight. December 5·11. Uog in the Round: Terry Phillips. Shak er !lox: Donald Smi th . D ece mb e r 12-18. Native Animals: Helen Gibsu n . Christ m;ts Project: Ed die Hamrit'k . Campbell l'nlk School. (704) ll37·.277S. EXHIUIT Penland: Through Novembe r 19. Furniture Expcrimems: l'uuin~ the "funk" into functional. Penland School of Crafts. Penland Road. (704) 765·.2~59.

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VIRGINIA <:RAFJ'SHOW Richmond: November 19·21 . .29th Annual Richmond Craft and Design Show. Richmond Centre tt>r Conventions and Exhibitions. Fifth & Marshall. (ll04) 35~.0094. WORKSHOPS Roanoke: November 1. Advanl·ed Drying Techniques for Hardwoods. December 1·3. IZth Oak Dryi ng Workshop . Sheraton Ai rp<>rt Inn, 2727 Ferndale. (703) 23 1·7256.

WASHINGTON WOOOWORKIN(; SHOWS Puyallup: November 13·14. The Northwest Carvers Associ;ttion ·s I ~th Annual Wood carvin~ Show :u Westt·rn Washington f<tirgmunds Expo Hall, Ninth & Meridian. (206) 927·S2;12. Seattle: November 12- 14. The Western Washington Woodworki ng Show. Seau k Center. Mercer Street. (IiilO) H26-82S7.

WISCONSIN WORKSHOPS Milwaukee: November 6 . Advanced Marquetry: P e te Kolettis. November 1 3. Huildin~ Wooden Toys: No r m l't: te r son. Dece mber 4. A Day in the Shop-Huilding an Ar moi rt:: Norm Peterson. The Woodworkers· Store. (414) 774·1!18.2.

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Ryobi Hits a Triple With A Three New Products Ryobi's budget-priced Oscillating Spindle Sander (modt:l OSS450) will smooth contours that belt or <lise sanders can't reach. TI1e spindle holds a sanding sleeve that oscillates up and (!own while rotating at 2000 rpm, so the machine sands quickly without scratch marks and with· out burning the wood. It comes w ith !-l-in.· and 1-in.--dia. interchangeable rubber spindles. Optional spindles from ~ in. dia. co 3 in. dia. are available. (Price: $200) <JR<:uoozl With the motorized feed control system on its new RA202 Radial

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tendency radial saws have to cut too aggressivt:ly ami jerk the saw head toward you The system. \'- hich can be retrofiu ed to Ryobi's RA220 saws, consists of a small motor and clutch assembly that's connected by a cable to the saw's handle. It lets you adju~t the feed rare from 0 to ~2 ft. per minute, and it automatically retract~> the saw head when you release the saw's trigger. (Price: $700 for the RA202 saw; $130 for the retrofit kit) <rR< 1r -'62!

Ergonomic lllr.. Staple Gun ,... Many staple guns kick back when you squeeze the trigger, and often they don't drive staples all the way home. Black & Decker solves these problems with its Power Shot staple gun. This gun's ergonomic design puts the handle directly over the working end, so you can fire a staple with less hand pressure. The tool accepts six sizes of staples, and a handy "staples remain· ing" window lets you know when it's time to reload. (Price: $19.99) The Black & Decker Corp., Dept. AWT, 70 I E. joppa Rd., Towson, MD 2/286, (800) 762-6672. CIRCL£ •624

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Ryobi' s new Air Flotation and Clamp Table uses the power of a standard shop vacuum to make sawing and sanding easier. The accessory table attaches to rail~> on Ryobi' s BT3000 tablcsaw and has hundreds of air holes on its surface. By directing a shop vacuum 's exhaust flow to the holes. you can "float" a bulk) workpiece on a cushion of air for easier maneuvering through the saw blade . To clamp work down for sanding or routing, jubl connect the vacuum's intake for powerful suction. (Price : $1 00) Ryobf America

The Veritas Scraper Holder protects your fingers from heat and muscle strain during long scraping jobs. just slip any 6-in.-long scraper into the holder's reinforced nylon body and turn two brass screws to clamp it in place. A thjrd screw at the center lets you set the amount of bow in the scraper to control how aggressively it cuts. (Price: $24.95, includes scraper)

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We're making this great offer to introduce you to remarkable Record Woodworking Vises... the quality vises that defy comparison! Remember, before you buy · always compare and you'll insist on Record! You should ensure that the sliding jaw and body are finely cast from grey iron. And, these components should be precision machined on computer controlled equipment for consistent repetitive accuracy so you don't have to ·worry about 'getting a good one'. Look at the vise side-on. When fully closed the jaws should meet only at.the top, leaving a gap at the bottom. That gives you even clamping pressure on the whole depth of the workpiece. And, of course, countersunk holes should be provided so you can fit your own choice of wooden cheeks to protect the work. The steel main screw should have a buttress thread and quick-release trigger mechanism. This disengages the main screw allowing the jaw to slide freely · saves a lot of time ff you're working with different widths of stock. The steel guide rods will be accurately made and fitted, reducing wear and providing a smooth parallel adjustment. And if you intend to install 'stops' along your bench top, you'll find an adjustable 'dog' is auseful extra. These and other features have made our vises first choice for generations of woodworkers.

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Keep Finishes Fresh .A. Keeping finishes and paints from hardening in the can during storage is a major headache. But a plastic disk called Gallon Saver provides a simple solution. You slide the flexible disk into a can until it rests on the surface of the leftover finish. It provides an airtight seal that keeps the finish fresh for later use. Gallon Saver comes in sizes to fit 1-, 2- and 5-gallon containers. And since paint doesn ' t s tick to it , you can reuse each disk several times. (Price: 99 cents for 1-gallon size) Sugrue Products Inc. , Dept. A WT, 5644 N. At·tesian Ave., Chicago, lL 60659, (3/2) 334-7900. UR<:I.E•626 Fast C-Ciamps ...,. Wolfcraft's Quick-jaw C-Ciamp has a quick-release mechanism that lets you make coarse adjustments with the push of a bunon. You turn the screw only for the final tightening on the work. The cast aluminum frame is lighter than cast iron clamps, and the jaws have removable plastic covers to protect fragile workpieces. Available in 3-

(Price: $15 for 4-in. clamp) Wolfcraft inc., Dept. AWT; 1222 W Ardmore, ltaska, lL 60143, (708) 773-4777. CIRCLE •627

Clean Abrasive Belts Faster ...,. The Nu-Life abrasive belt cleaner quickly cleans sawdust-clogged sanding belts and disks, increasing their working life. The 1~-in .-square by 8 Yfin .-long Nu-Life product is made of dense "smoked rubber" so it cleans faster and breaks down slower than

.A. This Tool Rest Is Tough Veritas' new anodized aluminum tool rest replaces the flimsy one that usually comes with 6-in . or 8-in. bench grinders, and makes it easy to accurately sharpen edge tools. This rest mounts to a bench and adjusts or folds away quickly by simply loosening the two handles. The 4-in .-wide table accepts optional sliding and pivoting jigs for plane irons, chisels and skews. It wraps around grinding wheels up to 1 in. wide, providing support for operations on the sides of the wheel. (Price: $34.95) Veritas Tools Inc. , Dept. AWT, Box 1720, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-1720, (800) 667-2986. CIRCLE • <•!'> standard crepe rubber cleaners. It will also clean abrasives clogged with metal, plastic and even glass residue. (Price: $6.95) Abrasive Service Co. Inc., Dept A WT, 398 Broad St., Forestville, CT 06010, (203) 5842091. CIRCI.E -621!

...,. Pads Hold Clamps Upright Stand-Up Clamp Pads fit onto any br'.tnd of %-in. pipe clamps and hold the clamps upright so your hands are free to position the workpiece. These pads also protect the work from the clamp ' s metal jaws, so you won ' t h ave to hassle with wood clamping blocks. (Price: $8.31 per pair) Warren Tool Group, Dept. AWT, 10610 Freedom St., Garrettsville, OH 44231, (216) 527-4324. CIIICLE • 630


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KLINGSPOR ABRASI\'ES: Klmgspor's Sandmg Catalogue tltmlity sanding and linl~hing products for th(• professional or hobhiest. Free $5 gift certif~t·au.> 1n each catalogue.

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PERFOR:\tAX: Get to the limsh line faster with n Perfonnax. drum sunder. Don't spend hours with a hand·h<'ld bi>lt sander. Sand ultm-wide stock ultra ~ooth in JUst minute•'>. ~lcJdeh. start at $30Cl to $!J,495. $1.00.

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EVERLAST SAW: "The Made in America" blade- E\'erlast manufactures excelleni quality carbide blades for corian, melamine, plexigl~. aluminum, wood & special applications. Guaranteed ctLc;tomer satisfac-tion. Free 8-page catalog.

Page F ORREST MFG.: Get ready-to-glue 27 joint.<;, rip or cross-cut, right off your Ci rcle Wblcsaw with our Woodworker !I 72 blade t\o more bottom spllntering, scratchy saw cub or blade changing. $Hl9. 8{)(l-7:3-'3-71ll; in N.J (201)473-

52:36. Page F REE BORN TOOL CO.MP..\Y't': 74 ~1anufac"lurer of shaper cutters tipJX-d Ci rcle in either carbide or tantung. Catalog 50 offers full line of c·utten. for immediate dehvery. SJX-c•alizei in f;u,t delivery of ctL<>tom c·utters.

Page Mt\G~ATE: Full line oft{)p-quality 9 carb1d<>-llpped router bits and cutters. Circ le Free c·atalog availaiJie. Dealer inqu1rie,., 99 welcome. Page 10,77 Circle 1 ~, 19

MLCS: Nc>w :32-paj'\(> c>atalog features hundreds of high-quality carbidt•tipped router bit.o;, shatwr c·utters, solid c'arll1de bits, professional woodworking product.,, Pmmpt service guaranteed. OL SON SAW CO:\IPANY: r\ew 5" Scrollsaw Blades outperform and outla.o,t all other wood and pl;u.1ir· culling blad~:s. They have lhe longest blade life and prov1de the smoothest, mOlit accurate CUI.

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BOOKSNIDEOS Page THE GU m E to Pl'DLIS HE D 10 WOODWORKI!IIG PLANS & T ECIJCircle XlQUES: '\ew 1993 2nd. edition wootl19 workmg magazine index turns your wllret inn of woodworking m~int., into an indexed cncycloped.a of71l7 m~m~ Book and PC infobasc. Page 13 Circle l0 1

Ll:'IIDE:".' P UDLIS HI NG : Book pulllishcr s()f'Cializing m wuodwnrking. Current catalog U\cludes books on stairbuilding.joinery, wood turning. shapcr and more Send S I.IJ<I.

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:\1.\'\'\'Y'S: Our 64-pagt> mlor catalog ha-; 1he mcr..t complete •-.l.'lecl ion of woodworking hooks and vid<>o,., anywhc>re. \\'e al."<l t·arry fuud sawUindes and rtllll4;r bit,, f'reehorn !>haper t•utters and fmc Enghsh hand toob.

CARVING SUPPLIES Page J E'\~ 1:-/GS DECOY: Catalug pro7 vides wide selt>elion of carving tools Ci rc le and suppbh SpecialltJng in kiln-dried 9 northern ha."swood with m'l'r 600 cul· ~~ts. '1\Jpclf) and l>uuernut aL'iO available. 800~131-56 1 3.

P..ige SUGI~O : Proft-s'iinnal quality. ele<·· 1:} lTIC carving tool c·hisels wood up to Ci rcle 10,000 \'J)m. Safe, e--<~Sy·to-use. Pres28 -;ur<'-a!.:t ivatE'd head l'onl rots carving speed and depth. Carves faster than a mallet and chisel.

F INISHING SUPPLIES

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AMERICAN CLAMPING CORP0RATION: American Clamping Corporation is lhe U.S. marketer for the world's largest clamp maker, Bessey. Bessey products i.nclude hi,Wl-quality clamps for a ll aspects of woodworking.

GENERAL WOODWORKING CATALOGS

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Page GA RRE TT WADE: Our 1994 catalog 81 has 224 full-color pages of Uw wry Circ le best loots, books fin ishing .,-upplie,., 8.1 and shop accessones. Many ups and much information.

COLT C LAMP CO~tPANY : Ln business since 1881, C.olt uses all American materials and workmanship and offers a Lifetime warranty on all our products. Make Colt Clamp a logical c>hoi<:e.

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DMT: Diamond \Vhetstonl'S sharpen wilh milhons of micron diamonds. Fast--Clean-Durable-Versatile. Full line of whetstones and Olhf'r unique sharpening tools for shop, :,ports, crafts and kitchen.

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HARRIS TOOLS: Fine handmade tools. High quahty, lifetime guarantee. Tools are refined interpretations of classic designs wilh technological improvements for the modem craftsman.

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BA RTLEY GEL FIN IS HES: NMrly wipe-on & wipe-off, no sanding betw(>en coatS, no runs, dries to touch in mi nut<''>- Great for all wood. and fiberglass doors. 12 <~OIQI'l> and clear varni~h,

GRI ZZLY IMPORTS: Free 19»..J catalog is b1ggc>r and better 1han ever! Many new items along with our large sell>etion ofaffordably prked woodworking mach in~. tools & acressones.

Page lllGIJL.\'d> HARDWA RE: Free tool 14 catalog offers 1:30 pages of tl\e finest Circ le hand and power tools. hooks and sup81 plif's ln-clcpth product de~riptions and extra how-to information. Pagt' 1\tASO~ AND SULLIVAN: Free 7 doc-k t·aullog. :32 pages packed with Circle clock kit.-., mechanical und quart.-. 96 movements, tools and supplle. for lhe huhhyisL or craftsman. 800-542-9115. Dept. #93MB liT. P.~~

:\fc FEELY'S: Nc>w color t'aUll()g features U\'er 300 varieLies oftlw increcli· Ci rcle hlc .square-drive screw. We abo carry 51 WO<XIworking books, damps. carbide1ipped router bits and S8\\ bladc>s, and more 11

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TOTAL S HOP : 48-page catalog on woodworking machines, !-oUpplies, hand tools, many new handy tlem.s including details on t11e remarkabl(> ·rotnl Shop Mulu-PurpCl'>e machine.

C'a!ISII0-&15-9356. Page VERITAS TOOLS. I~C.: ll•gh-qual78 ny, innov-.ttive wonriworking tools for Circle 1l1e hobb1esl or profes.~lonal cabinet· 11 mak~:r. 90-day um·ondillonal gtL'lranlec, refund indud~ reLUrn (Xr.>tage. Free color c·atalog. 800-li67-2986. Page 24,78 Circle 71.70

WOODC RAFT SUP PLY: uwr 4,fl00 quality 1ools, bonks, ~mpplies, hardware 1n our J-lll-page <.'atalog. Toll-free t echnJ<:al assistance, ordcri ng and customer ~1'\ ice. 800-542-91 I 5. Dept. #9aWAI IM.

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WOODWORKE RS STORE: Nt>w I U93/n4 catalog wiUl ovc.>r 200 new Items: domt>stic and exotic hardwoods, vent>e!">, wood part..,, hanlware, kitchen at·c·es..'iOriCS, finishing supplies; many exdw;i~'l'. hard-to-find specialties. Catalog$2,

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ADJUSTA BLE CL AMP: Order your ('atalog to find out more alx>Ul our wide variet> of.Jorgensen. Pony and Acljust.able clam~. plu:. heavy and light-duty vises.

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LIE-NIELS ON TOOLWORKS : Mak-

ers of heirloom quallty hand tools. Free brochure of growing collection of

handmade bronze planes and olher tools. Call: 800-327-2520

Page RECORD TOOLS : A broad range of 89 hand and power tools including profesCircle sional, metalworking and woodwork12 ing vises, c-clamps, specialty clamps, bolt cuuers, planes, chiseb, woodtuming tools and lathes.

HARDWARE Page BALL & BALL: Since 1932 the leader 98 in the finest quality reproduction fumiCircle ture, cabinet, and household hardware. 65 Over 1,500 items. 108-page catalog: $5.00. Mini-catalog free. Page BUUSS FASTENERS: We offer a 8 free catalog of all types or wood CasCirc le teners, including a large selection of 1 square-drive, zinc-plated mdustrial screws. Page HORTON BRASS ES: These fine 7 l>ra.c;ses, matte in Connec:ticut, will enC ircle hance tlle beauty of your work. From 404 pulls and knobs lo hinges and cast.ers. we offer a wide, quality M'lecl1on. A bible for tht> furniture maker. $3.00 Page IMPORTED EUROPE.\ N liARD· 0 WARE: Quality hardware in a variety C ir':le of >;lyles ranging from iA>Uis XV to Vic30;, wrian to ()riental. Also ~>ffers ~;pecial service to match hardware or fi nd something different. $3.00. Page 17 Ci rc le 62

.JAMESTOWN DISTRIBUTORS: Free catalog for building. restoring or repairing. Filled wilh corrosion-resistant fasteners, indoorlouu:loor flnishel. glue., hardware, abrasive:., tools..

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WOODWORKER'S H ARDWARE: We !!pecializc in cabinel and furniture hardware, plus abras1ves., adhesm.os, knobs, pull:.. hinges, drawer slide!, kitchen cabinet accessories, and light· ing. Orders shipped next day.

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ADVERTISERS' PRODUC'T KITS AND PLANS P..tg(' ADA'\fS WOOD PRODl!CTS: Manu24 fal'l ur<..os wood fu mit ure paw;. f;-lt.'<' cut· Ci rcle alog illu~trates and pri<'<'s rndivi<tual t:J part~ and ready-to-assemble kit" fur chain; and ull>les. t\u minimum quantity. Will make to <·ustonwr S!)('('s. Page 16 Circle 2112

ARROWOOD DESIGN CG.:\1PA:"<Y: Furniture plans with full-srzc dl'taib and m;ucriallist. F'unttion;tl adaptations d.-,igmod in tht• Shakl'l', Country. Southwc..t.em & Mbsion .,lyle·.,. <'ala· log Ten Easy PiN-.-, $:.!.

t>ag<' DESIGNER FUR :'IIITURE PLA:"<S: 13 Build da."<Si<' furniture from our full-si;rR Circle plans. 50 best·S<:·Ilin~: items, induchng

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Comt>UWr Desk, Cradll', &•\\ ing C't:>nll·r and many more Order our Catalng $:l.OIJ.

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E'\1PEROH CLOCK CO:\fl'J\ 'iY: Do-lt-Your.lt'l f Kit,. l..argt' S<:·h't't ir111 c)f grandfather. wall. mantel d•wk kits; furnittlre kits in solid oak. dterry and walnut. Ruy ra,·tory din.><·t and ~aw.

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F UR!\ ITURE DES IG'IS: cInter your fulhi£<· pl.ltm; from our <'atalug- 2110 <W--;rgn." 10 di<Klse fmm! Plan.., ilwluck• Early Amt•rican. English C'hiPJX•udull!, <lu('('n Anne, Shakt>r, Spani~h. $:!.00.

Page GATTO PLAN SUJ>l' LY: Exciting 14 new lin(' uf reali:.ti'' wood hind< modl'ls

Circle you build wrth S('T"<I(J wocxl !lnd dnwels I05 und easy-to-follm\· inst mel tons. II is:hly ck•tailed plan.'>, 50-2f!O S(•paratt• part....

P11ge KLOCKIT: Create memumhlc rnn21 m<'nts tJ\rough tim<'. Our current cata· Circle log offers many 1\C'\\ prudm·ts for all l fi skilllev<'ls ;1nrl every pnce r<uli{E' Call or writt• for free <'lltal()g today Page :\10 UEL EXPO. l 'i'C.: For tht• ulti· .29 mate in museum quality rt'plkas you Ctrcle t·an build 'fO\ltSelf. Pre-cut wmxk•n I 10 pans, mt'ial and bra...., fitting...., doth S<tils. Send$I fur ,-atalog. Pa.g<' PRECISION MOVEME!\TS: Wt• 82 Mock a fulllinl' of quart.z dcwk m<M'· Circle menLo; and aC'c~sori~ mducli ng drab, 88 ht:'~cl'-t, w('.<;tt>rn instrument,., hanlwatl', music box mO\Iemt'nh and epoxy rl>sm finish. Free 50-page t·olor catalog.

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WOOI>WORKJms SOL Rt'l-:: I >vcr lum· Circle tx•r, plywrHxl, turning squan-s, howl 18 blanks and n•nt·t·r<. l'ustom c·uu ing antlt hin stm·k. Quantit) di'>~·ount... Ill

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POWER TOOLS Pag<• BETTER Bl' I LT: We manufanuw 2·1 the "affnrdaiM portublt>" sawmill. The Circle "l~liiSliW" \Wil(hs nnl\'-15 111;. ancl will 26 cut 20" diamN<'f 101(,.,· intn lumlwr. Two .-lt•ctrk and fwr flll" mcKit•ls m'llilablt•. l'<l!W CLAYTO\ \ 1 \C'lflNE: Sprndlt•

i :l sandt•r with llfl and c~>WII nS(·ilhllinK Circll' ,, roke tor nnwlr>-.s ('01\lOIIr sandinl(. Fe<l· fi!l wring nin<.• quic·k dtang<• ~pmdlt• sizes from 1/c" t<~ -l " dianwtr•r , &'\'l'lllll•Kk•h·.

Pag<• UELTA: \nmplf•tc li1w nftltmlity a \\ noclwnrkinl( mac·hincry and uc·c·c.,;soCi rclc: nc,., ll>r Jnclustry, mnstnlt'llnn trndc~ :!;) s<·hnnls and homr• wnJ k~hnps. I nnovaUw, rl'hal~e tools at affurdublr.• priC'C'-<. 8110-1!38-24!>1!. Cowr Er\LO:"' I\1f>OltT COR!'.: Wt• nfli•r 1 ;tl;ug<' s<•lc•(·tirm offil1f' wondwnrkin!( Circle madlirl<'rv,tnnls and :l<'t'l'Sst>ric•s li•r S your husr;wsc; ancl l~<•m<> wnr k"hnt>. '1\tkc· nch11ntagt• nf nur tir.rnd I lpming St><'l·ials' !!0(1-RAA-!MlfJi

PaJ.lt' EXCALtnllR )1.\('111 '\E COitP.: l·l !Jmm smrdi'P•. 1:.!" tu :li " lndust rial Cird~ quality fin seriou., amnll'UI's and prolb..1!11 -.ionals. Deliwr.- pn.~·i,ion 'ittndtng pc•r· friTIIHIIIl'l' (o) '>11\1111 & mt'lliUtn ~huJlS. Mad<.> in II.S.A 82 tuugh, uniqm· aptjllr·ant,, Fein in· Circle \<'llll>tlthe workl's frNI powc:>rtoul in 97 IHIJ!>. 1'-'nr I host• who demand mnre frum tht•UIXl\Wr touts th;urtnw tm<·<.•" HUO~I41 -9Hifl.

l'aJ;:<• Jo' R!<;Un: Prcmil•r lin•• of c·arhidl."16 IIIJP<'<I sa.wl~ades, router bas, ~hap<•r Circle nrllc·r.-. and ntlwr wmxlwnrking tools. 57 fuud uffl·~ a full line nr ant i-kkkha<·k c~rhrd<~tlp!Jf'<.l mutcr bib. A-;k f(>r fn:l', rww c·ntalc>l(. Pa!(c GI LLIO'\t \1FG.: Btuld your nwn iH JlC>wcr touts .u1CI suw! 12" uncl IH" bnnd-

NY LE: Savt• mont>y! Mak<' money! ... by kiln t.lrying for Qther-s As the ualion's l~t manufncturt•r •'f cll'tmmid· ification dry kiln.;, we supply ll1e same type of equipment u.s<...(.! hy nu\ior finn.,

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STEVE WALL LU:\1REH: Quality hardwoods and machin<.>ry for t.I"K" craftsman and educatinnal insutut~. <>ur ~·atalc'lg Ji<;ts over 311 clomcst it· ancl exotic' wood~ plw. plywood. \\-'c :;hip W<>rklwide. $1.00.

P:ll{<' IXTER'\ATIO:"'AL TOOL: lndus18-tn trialo(juality power tnoband an·~.,o­ Circle riL'S at th<> tuw~l prk~ anywhe~! 91 Free liPS slupprng on ;rUgruund urd<.>n.. Bosch and fuud routerhits 40% off list! 8(KI-:J:IR-:l:JX.I.

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LM:U!'\A TOOLS: hnponer of line EuroJ)('an woodworking mat·hines. Our line includes combination rnachines from Rol.lland Belgium. BandSU\\'s, shnpcr t•utters and large sliding panel "'ilWS.

Page )fA FELL !IIORTH A \1ERICA: Erik.'\ ...10 high pretr,.ion ~umhinalion table "a" Ctrcle pcrfonru. bolh t.abl<.> and radial arc sa\' 6:3 futwtion-.. Manufa('turing high-quality wooclwnrkmg power ICJOls for over tj(J years. Pug<• !\1ARLING Lu:\f8ER: Vl'!J' t·omiX'_74 titive prict>s, full Makita line, SOIU(' Ctrcle seiN·t llitachi toc>b, Sakum S':roll 55 saws- Fast depcmlahl,. service. UPS freight includeJ on mustt)Uf(:l\a.~ 8110-247-7178.

P:Jg(' PA1'\ASON IC: Pnnasoruc markets a .. :1-5 liM of pmfl-ssional tiUality rordless (. I rete powcr tool-.. featuring rn1r innovat i\.'t' 98 15-minut<.> "t-offcc-bn.•ak" charging :o.ystem. Pagt.fll C't,!'~ le ;J6

POWERM ATIC: Tlw industry lead<'r in ~:>tatinnury woudwurking m:whirwry mcludmg tablcsaws. "ha[ll'rs. planers. bandsaws,jomters. and sanck>n.. Man· ufaNurt'd in l\1<-Minnvillc, Tcnnes.s<."(' and known for its ru~cdncss, Ionge\'· rty, pn.>elsaon.

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R.B. INDUSTRIES: The pret'i~ion llawk st•roll saw, versatile -1-in-1 WotKiptaner, durabk Pan<.'ll\la.~ter door machine. Amcrit an-madc quality wrUt mer flO yean. of <.'Xperi<'n<:e. 800-187-262:3.

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RYOBI AMERICA: l'mfessional power tools fur the ('Out met t mdc. wood Wllrkcr and scnnus [J(Y('r. API 0 portabk• planer; Torque-Force driw.r/ ch-ill, BT :3000 10" Predsion WO!xkutting System, Detail Samk>r.

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TOOL CRIB OF THE NORTH: We stntk ov<.>r W.OOHt<x>ls1 <lur price-. an• low, our sall'speople are knowlcdgeable; and uur service b nrst-rnte. F'rw shrpping. 2011 + p~ c-atalog: $:3.00. 800..:358-3096.

Circle saw~ tahles;lw,.,, ;.hajx•r, ht'lt sa.rUIPr, H13 latlw, and latlwl clrill f>l'\''" Mt•IJtl part-. kits with simp)(• st<•t>·hy--.tep plall~.

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J ET: Buy your new Jt'Llool between now and Februal) ~- 199-l and gt:>l a rebate of up to $1 00! Hebate- available on all our most popular w()()(lworking tciQls.

PaJ:<· FE IX POWER TOOLS: Built for

Pa# GRA \IUJ<;RG IXTI.;RXATIO'IAL: Ill Manufacturer flf qualrty lirw of ehain Circle t'lt\\ ac·c'E>s'>~lrir.>s, induding Fih:-N~Inrnt 21 and Bn·ak·t'·Mt•nd. Writ<· nr t•ull: P t >. Bux ·125, RJ<'lnnnnd, CA 9-1807, 415-2:Ji· 20911.

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Page TOOLS ON SALE: Catalog ha.<> over 30-.1I 4,000 pages (>f t.hc mosl popular br.rnd~ Circle of power tools available anywhere. 8.') Saws, planers, sanck>r.... routen;, drills, cordless tools. Divisron of Seven C()fners A~e Hardware, Inc.


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WILLrA~fS & HUSSEY: Crt•atto 29 ..urwd or stra1ght mukhng \\ uh our Circle Anwrwnn·mntlc mukl<'r plam•t. A <1Utck :i twu-mmute kntfl· c·h;lngt:-11\i<'r. Owr 411

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SCHOOLS PnJ.!<• (.'OLLE<a: OF TilE REUWOOUS: 27 IJIIC'rnauuna11y "·mgniZI•d wo<xlwork· Cirrle ing <'tllli"'C that c•mphMii.<"JK'N>nn.l 75 cX<:('llcnc·c 111 t·tafl and sk11ls Pn~:c

TilE SCHOOL OF CL.\SSIC'.\1. 82 \\OODCAR\T"\G: To l1llthe dc·m:u~tl Circle for ctunluy ornamPnt:lllnn, Bnush 2!1 ~1:L'>ter ('11rwr Jan Agr.:-11 l'rcatf'(1 tlw &huulul t la'"ll'a1 \\'nudl'an mg Jn...,tructlclltl'o h} the tmdittunal h:lltti..,. on method.

TURNING SUPPLIES PIIJ..'e TllE C'O:\OYEH LATHE: AnK'rw:m 21 \\'nntkmft Tunl" m:mufac·tun>s th d., ... l'irclll 'ill'tllly t•lt"gant lath•·.,nnd thn•r~cl-hnxe, ~ I 111 :Sorth(•rn I llu11 IIP1rlonm quahty H<> UUSl I'OIL~Inll'll<>ll. !X'IlcJ lilT fH'O' l'lllaiog.

Pagl' CR.\n'SllPl'I.IES U.S.\.: W.• •offt•r 2R 11~ fnltlst ..c·k~·11on nf \\ ooclt urnlng Ci rcle madtuu·ry, tnols, chuc·k, .ult1,tci'C.'-" .. 201 ncs S<·ncl ~2.1111 for 52-page t".ltUtiCJI!, rcfuncll•d \\ tth ord<!r.

WOOD PARTS l'ng•· :\111)\\'EST 1)()\\ El. WORKS: IJual 73 11\ snurn• fur tkl\\t·l~. 1urmngs, spm·

Circle dJ{..., antlplu~'llllllfl~1 dulllPSII< ha~tl 211 \\<Kwh Abo )l(';trl.,, <".ltnrllc •·ups, \\h< d-. axlc·s and IMM'IIy itl'rns

Advertiser Aardvark Tool Company Act·ents Adams Wood Products Adjustable Clamp Adju~t,.O·Mat.k Clamp Airstream Oust Helmet• Amana Tool Corp. Amerit:an Clamping Corp. American Coaster AR.E. Mfg. Arrowood Design Co. Baii&Ball Barap Specialties Bartley Gel F'inishcs Edward J . Bennett ('o. Bl.'tter Buill Bil>scmcycr Mfg. Blue Ox Bmnd Hardwoods Bohel Bros. Bo.Jan Products Bruss F'asll•ncrs Cart.er Products Cascade Tools CF'W Engin<'cring Clayton Mac·him• CMTToo1s College oftht.' Rt.'d woods Colonial Hardwoods, lnl'. Coli Clamp t:Omp<~ny Conover Lathl' Craft Supplic's U.S.A. Creative Craft Plans Crown City Hardware Co. Delta lnwrnational Tool Designer F'urniture Plans OMT Ooy<'l Ent.<'rprist•s Oynami(' Engineering Eagle Amcrka Eagle Woodworking Et·on-Abra~ivcs

'Em~ror Cloek Company

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llla.Jnrt·ita..,mclucimg Chkag<l C'oCircle hunhu-.. flctmit, 'ntmp,l, T'\ 111 ('ufe., 15 I Junt.lro!<b 1of 11" >Is, supph£"<, demon· ~• r.111oo., ancl fn.>c \\nrk•;llOJI' 111

MISCELLANEOUS I'age FLEXIDLE LIGIITI:\G SYSTE.\lS: 9 C:oocl h~,thllnlt b "'~nllalto gnod Circle \\lll'kmanslup. Exammc 1!11• ht..,t' Thl' :u f~1n1flt• Tll.,k Lt~thttngS~sh·m. 1\ nh II«<JU~tahll• hPight, flPXIhlc ll<'<'k anrl ~I'<K>I ll<'all " ~· l1llaloJl,

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!'age WIIOLES.\LE GLASS DROKERS: 21 Save molll.')· on CW>Iom fabricated Circle heavy gla.'' from 1/!to I" th.1<·k. Gla.s!> !l6 tahl<>tops, stwlves, par tttiOrL'i ll1'l' easily nnll.-rcd from our catalog and l<ka book. Caii81)().288-&I.S.I.

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Now That's Rocl<in'! There seems to be a different style of rocker for everything we do, whether we're rockin' out, rocking the baby, or just dozing on the porch. Here'-s a sampling of rockers from a book called The Rocker, by Bernice Steinbaum (1992, Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 300 Park Ave. So., New York, NY 10010), that celebrates this American tradition. Sit back and enjoy! Rocker by George Gordon. Curly maple, leather. Dimensions: H: 42 in., W: 28 in., D: 36 in.

Rocker by David Ebner. White oak, cane. Dimensions: H: 32 in., W: 24 in., D: 36 in.

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"Rock 'n' Roll" rockers by Gregg Fleishman. Finland birch plywood. . Dimensions: H: 35 in., W: 24 in., D: 37 in.

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High- back rocking chair by Jeremy Singley. Cherry, hi ckory. Dimensions: H: 46 in., W: 27 in., 0:36 in.

A Double rocker by Greg Harkins. Red oak. Dimensions: H: 47 in., W: 45 in., 0: 36 in.

Natmie rocker by Greg Harkins. Red oak. Dimensions: 1-l: 47 in., W: 54 in., D: 36 in .

Rocker by Donald Green. M<1hogany, milk paint, leatlwr. Dimensions: H: 48 in.,\'(!: 20 in., D: 40 in.

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fiNAl... PA~~ The Nastiest Box of All We thought readers would rise to the challenge when we decided to hold a contest to see who could build the snappiest nasty box. (See AW #29.) But we didn 't figure we'd get so many works of art. Pictured here are the winning box, made by Robert Kulakofsky (left), and the work of our two finalists , Ross Mennie and George F. Farrell, Jr. Technically, Kulakofsky's piece isn't a nasty box. The creature inside doesn't jump out and snap your thumb when you pull the lid open; it just pops up to surprise you. Kulakofsky said he made the alter-ation because the Little figure represents a Kachina-a friendly spirit god of the Hopi and Zuni Indiansand it didn't seem appropriate to have it striking people. The sides of his boxes are painted with designs taken from ancient Indian pottery. Kulakofsky receives $100 for winning the contest. Congratulations to all contestants on a job well done! Pagan Idol Nasty Box, by George F. Farrell, Jr. , Central Square, New York. Shark Nasty Box, by Ross Mennie, North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Pioneer Turner Dies When artist, sculptor and teacher james Prestini died last july at age 85 in Berkeley, Califomia, he hadn't touched a wood lathe in nearly 40 years. Yet his impact on the world of wood tuming was profound. Prestini started experimenting on the lathe in 1933 and was one of the first to realize the potential of the lathe for creating objects of art. The elegant, thin-wailed bowls he produced set the stage for the experimental pieces of today's avant¡garde tumers. Albert LeCoff, director of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia, commented on Prestini's influence: "[His work] was the first time people looke d at an object made from the 100 AM E A I CAN

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lathe and realized this thing [the lathe] could be used to make art, not just industrial parts. " Despite the acclaim for his work, Prestini stopped turning in 1953 , remarking, "you can o nly make circles . Creative sculpture requires a maximum freedom of expression." In the years that followed, he won further praise as a designer, sculptor and educator. Today Prestini's turned works and wood and metal sculpture are part of the permanent colComing Next Issue: lections of more e Buyer's Guide to Aftennarket Tablesaw Guards than 250 mu se- e Making a Pennsylvania Spice Bax um s a round the e AW' s Excellence in Craftsmanship Winners world.


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they go w ild. This year, it all started with the new OSS450 Oscillating Spindle Sander - the first in its price range to combine up-and-down and rotary motion for burn-free finishes on

a huge array of shapes and contours. Which led to the new BS900 Band Saw for more intricate cuts and 9" capacity. Ah, then came the TDS4000K - the only cordless drywall and deck screw gun to operate at pro-standard 4000 rpm's. The RA202 Radial Arm Saw, w ith its patented Control Cut™ feature for operator-selected saw head advance and automatic return. Our ever-popular Detail Sander. And the handy AP12 Portable Planer with its quick blade changes and lateral adiustme nt of k nive s to eliminate scoring. Fact is, whatever the tool- benchtop, cordless or handhe ld- some Ryobi genius is always finding a refresh· ingly better, more accurate and efficient way to get the iob done. Are they really mad scientists? Probably not. Are they coming up with products you'll be crazy about? You bet.

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American woodworker no 35 december 1993