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By Gary MacKay

The fundamentals of box-making are coated during this handbook for the scroll observed, together with designs for hinged and lift-off lids, bins with drawers, and laminated containers. styles are supplied for 30 attention-grabbing diversifications of such goods as recipe and tissue packing containers, knitting trays, table organizers, jewellery containers, and containers decorated with stacked wooden to create checkerboard, diamond, pinwheel or pie-segmented results. Full-sized styles for field, lid, and lid insert are provided for all tasks and an introductory chapter covers wooden selection, lining fabric, instruments, adhesives, and colour photographs with transparent instructions to make this an informative guide for all scroll observed thoughts.

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You’ll also need a guide for your grinder. You can buy the two items individually or get a modular system that uses the same parts for both. Honing guide wheel— diameter determines Jig for setting blade honing angle overhang in guide Get a slow-speed grinder (1,800 rpm or so) and a soft wheel for sharpening. This combination runs cooler and reduces the chances of ruining the blade’s temper from overheating. Synthetic waterstones give the best edge, and you’ll need at least two grits. Depending on the brand, the coarser grit should be 3,000# to 4,000# and the finer 6,000# to 8,000#.

The shank is too thin for best performance. 1⁄ 2" shank bit A choice of collets. Most routers have interchangeable collets to run bits with either 1 ⁄ 2"- or 1 ⁄4"-diameter shanks. 1⁄4" shank bit 1⁄4" collet seen from below 1⁄ 2" collet seen from below With the right jigs and bits, routers can solve a multitude of problems. They can cut perfectly fitting inlays—either thin ones for decoration or thicker ones to fill a knothole or make a structural repair. Mounted on an arm pivoting around the center point, the router is an accurate and secure way to cut a perfect circle.

Bench Planes 39 Sharpening Tools I t’s been said that civilization began with learning to sharpen; improving the odds of the hunt led to good health and allowed enough free time to develop art. You can expect similar results in your woodworking. Until you get sharpening down cold, you’ll be struggling too much to have fun or get beautiful results. The sandpaper sharpening method described on p. 15 is a great way to get started sharpening, but when you begin building more complex pieces, you’ll need the best edges you can get (see “Five Steps to a Perfect Edge” on p.

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