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By John D Alexander

Whilst a tree is felled, the wooden is eco-friendly and is simple to chop, cut up, shave and form. because it dries, the wooden shrinks and hardensQand it turns into enormously tougher to paintings. within the previous days, wood-workers depended on the convenience with which eco-friendly wooden might be labored to make the components they wanted, and at the approach wooden shrinks to carry those components jointly. those outdated methods have nearly been misplaced, yet are revived right here for the trendy woodworker. Make a Chair From a Tree is a full of life and informative creation to the outdated methods of splitting and shaping wooden instantly from the tree to make a mild and lovely, but rugged, chair. writer John Alexander provides an entire advisor to making this elegantly basic chair. He tells you the way to fell a tree, cut up appropriate items from it and form these items into the components of the chair, how you can end it, and the way to weave a bark seat. every one step is punctiliously defined and punctiliously illustrated with drawings and pictures. a hundred thirty pages. nine" x 9". tender conceal.

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Fit the bottom part of the lock in place, put the top part in position, mark, drill, and fit, using a supporting block (as shown). The finished box looking ready for travel. Inset detail shows the piano hinge. By drilling the remaining holes fractionally off-center, you can adjust the relative positions of the two halves. When you have the two halves lined up, drill any remaining holes dead center. Insert the screws and line up the screw heads in one direction for a finished look. his striking box will be the ideal place to keep your cards, whatever game you play.

Sand all surfaces smooth. Take a little time over this, as a good finish is very important. Carve the waste portion to any shape that meets your fancy, and smooth it well. Remember to leave a flat base to give it a good gluing area, and glue it in place on the lid. The finished box, resembling a modern sculpture as much as a box. The front swings out and up like a "gull-wing" door on a sports car to reveal a small, safe space inside. his unusual hexagonal box, in cocobolo, glass, and ebony, features an all-wood catch and hinges.

HEXAGONAL BOX • CUTTING OFF LID 59 HINGES AND CATCH Cut off the lid using a '/,6in router bit in the router table. Remember not to go all the way through, but cut the last '/32in with a craft knife. Trim and level all the newly exposed edges, first with a sharp chisel; then by working the pieces on a sheet of 240-grit garnet paper laid on a flat surface. Finally smooth with the grain using 240 and then 320-grit garnet on a small block. Sand all external surfaces smooth. Drill a '/Nin hole right through each of the four prepared ebony pieces, going across the grain as shown on the plan, %zin from the end.

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