By Richard Raffan
The charm of woodturning is straightforward with just a couple of hand instruments and a lathe, notable effects may be speedy completed, together with appealing bowls, packing containers within the around, lamp bases, and furnishings elements. And for over twenty years, woodturners were turning to Richard Raffan for professional suggestion and notion. Revised and up to date to include the rise and development in turning instruments and lathes now out there, this up to date and multiplied variation of his 1985 vintage covers every thing from the lathe -- the way it works and the way to decide on the perfect version -- to fixings, slicing instruments, safeguard, measuring, centerwork, and extra. Raffan additionally features a fresh bankruptcy on crafting hole vessels.
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Plus, the legs on this table aren't iden¯ tical (Fig. 1b). The back legs are mortised on two adjacent faces; the front legs on only one face each. To create mortises, I like to drill overlapping holes and clean up each mor tise with a chisel (Fig. 2). And I typically drill them 1/16" deeper than the length of the tenons. This way, there will be room for excess glue. ROUT FLUTES. With the mortises cut, work can begin on the narrow flutes. The goal with the flutes is to get them spaced evenly and to get them to line up at the top and bottom.
So how do you go about cutcurved ting dovetails on piece? You don't. For the end « table, built "square" drawers with dovetails first and then "bowed" the front pieces later. BUILD DRAWER. This drawer starts out like most - the ½"-thick pieces are cut to size (Fig. 1). To highlight the dovetails, I used maple for the drawer . . sow-Front orswers OVERSIZED BLANK. To build up the thickness of the drawer added 1¾"-thick false front made from 8/4 walnut (see photos at right). And to accentuate the curves cut later, I chose board with grain pattern shaped like "bullseye" (photo at left).
8). Then drill a centered and counterbored hole through each of these guide blocks for a carriage bolt (Fig. 8a). Now you can just slide the guide blocks into the track. PIECES RM5S Note: If tight in the them as R6ES 1½ blocks the guide track, you can are lightly too sand needed for smooth operation. When routing a frame that will thicker than ¾", you'll need to shim be up the trammel arm so that it rides flat on the surface of the workpiece being routed. For the Oval Mirror, I needed to place ¼"-thick shims (D) on the guide blocks (Figs.