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By Lucille Crabtree

This ebook offers a large-scale undertaking for intarsia enthusiastsa lazy lion stretched out within the solar. certain, step by step directions will clarify the way to choose kinds of wooden, use a trend, minimize and form items, healthy them jointly accurately, and end your piece. Crabtree offers many insiders secrets and techniques.

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I used a paint tin to mark the quarter-circle but you can use anything with the correct diameter. Clamp the board to your work surface with a quick grip clamp and use a jigsaw to cut the quarter-circle as accurately as possible. As you will router along this edge, any imperfections in the cut will be magnified so ensure that you work accurately. Nursery Shelf 55 5 Use a half-round file to smooth the edges of the quartercircle, as shown. As indicated in What Would I Do Differently Next Time (see page 52), this quarter-circle would be more accurate if cut with the correct diameter hole saw.

Use the flat side of a half-round file to smooth the inside edges of the half-lap joints, as shown in the photograph. Tip: The smoother the surfaces that meet in a half-lap joint, the stronger the final construction. Tip: If cutting from scratch, use a try square to ensure that the corners are true right angles. 2 On the rectangular cutout for the crosspiece (B), mark the positions of the two half-lap joints and cut out with a jigsaw and wood chisel. Tip: Make sure there are no knots on the edges of the wood in the cutouts because they will weaken the construction.

Have the wood cut to size or measure and cut it out with a jigsaw. The wheels are called casters and should be available from most hardware or building supply stores. 2 Use a steel ruler and pencil to measure the location of the pocket holes on the short sides (B x 2). Typically this will be 20% of the width from the edges, as shown in the photograph. Due to the nature of this joining technique these holes will ultimately not be visible on the finished product so the position does not have to be perfect.

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