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A Simple Sharpening Cart


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I’m probably going to rile a few folks with this blog simply because talking about sharpening often borders on talking about religion or politics; everyone has an opinion and firmly believes the discipline they have chosen is the best. While I’m an advocate of using sandpaper on granite for sharpening, I’m also a firm believer that nearly every sharpening system is valid. Whether you are using waterstones, oilstones, diamond hones, sandpaper, powered disks, or grinding wheels, they all can make chisels and irons scalpel-sharp—with practice.

1The important aspects of a good sharpening system are simplicity, familiarity, and availability.

An overly complex sharpening regimen that requires multiple setups or complex jigs can lead to frustration and offers too many chances to wreck an edge rather than enhance it. Keeping the process simple is the best way to achieve a quick, keen edge.

Familiarity with any process is essential and the only way to become comfortably familiar is with practice. Practice sharpening and then practice some more. Like any discipline, you can’t understand and perform good sharpening by simply buying the “right” equipment and reading a book or watching YouTube videos. It takes hours of dedicated practice to understand what works for you with your system. When I want to spend some quiet time in my shop and don’t feel like working on a project, I sharpen stuff. Sharpening is a pretty low-stress task and requires enough concentration that you can get lost in the process for hours. Sharpening can be both meditative and productive, and you get consistently better at it.

One of the best things I’ve done for my sharpening system is to make it mobile. When I had a big shop, it seemed I was always far away from my sharpening station. So I would push a slightly dull edge until it was truly dull—with the resulting catastrophes that a bad edge can cause—before I’d take the long walk across the shop to my sharpening equipment. To cut down on the mileage and maintain my edge, I bought a three-drawer roll-around tool cabinet for $60 and turned it into a mobile sharpening system. I can hear it now: “You’re a woodworker and you BOUGHT a cabinet?” Yes, for less than the price of a good set of casters and three sets of drawer guides I bought a very serviceable solution, but I DID add a white ash and cherry top for holding my granite blocks!

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I have four stones on the cabinet, so it allows me to have eight different grits at hand (both sides of the stones have abrasive paper attached). The stones are the size of a full sheet of sandpaper (9 in. by 11 in.) for adequate room to use my honing guide or flatten and polish chisel or blade backs. The drawers hold all my sharpening jigs, camellia oil, sandpaper, adhesive, and other necessities. I also keep all of my card scrapers, cabinet scrapers, and the equipment needed to keep them sharp in the cabinet.

I move the cabinet to where I’m working and my tools stay sharper. When I have all my sharpening stuff at arm’s reach, I find that I am frequently honing and refining edges. I don’t have to interrupt my work process to put that sharp edge back on a chisel or plane blade.

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If your sharpening system consists of just a couple of stones and a jug of water, having a dedicated space that can be close at hand will result in better sharpening habits. And the drawers will be useful for storing bench hooks, shooting boards, and all the little tidbits that always seem to be in the way on the bench.

For those interested in sandpaper on granite (or glass), here’s how I use my system. The sandpaper is glued to the granite with 3M #77 spray adhesive. Apply the adhesive to the back of the sandpaper, place it on the granite, and use camellia oil as a lubricant on the paper when sharpening. Camellia oil is vegetable oil, won’t cause finishing problems, won’t rust your tools, and helps keep the sandpaper clean and cutting for a long time. When the paper finally wears out, pull up a corner and use a hair dryer to soften the exposed glueline. It takes just a few seconds to remove the sheet. Clean the glue residue off the granite with naphtha or acetone and put fresh paper on the stone. It takes less than a minute to replace the paper. I use 3M or Mirka paper but any high-quality paper will work fine. And I always use a honing guide. It keeps my stuff sharpened at consistent angles with sharp, square corners, and it’s fast (with a little practice).

If you have a question or a topic you’d like Rollie to cover, email talkingtools@finewoodworking.com.

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Coffee Break Edit: Michael Cullen’s Two Walled Bandsawn Box


Edited by Jeff Roos

This is an excerpt from Michael’s video workshop where he shows you in exacting detail how to make three of his boxes.

Michael also wrote an article on his boxes which was featured in issue #250.

Song: Traveling Alone by Kristen Cothron

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Drawing an Inlay Pattern in SketchUp

When I drew the SketchUp model for Kevin Rodel’s Arts and Crafts-Inspired Bed for the printed and digital plans, I found most of the bed was pretty straightforward. The poppy inlays on the head and foot boards offered a little challenge, though. It’s actually not difficult to draw if you are making up the design as you go but I had to make my drawing match dimensions that were provided by the author. Along with the dimensions I was given a copy of his pencil sketches. If the sketches had been drawn accurately, I could have probably traced them. Kevin drew them to suit his needs so they did the job for him but weren’t suitable for tracing in SketchUp.

In the attached video I’ll show you how I drew the curves for the center section and then I’ll draw the poppy. Later in the process of creating the plans, I did get a photo of one of the poppies so I wound up redrawing it by tracing the photo. Fortunately I made the original poppy a component so it was a simple matter of replacing the old geometry with the new and the change was propagated throughout the model.

I did some layout for the curved center section prior to starting the video so that the drawing process would be more continuous. I’ll admit this makes the drawing space a little cluttered. In practice, I generally don’t lay in quite so many guides before I start drawing. I also have a keyboard shortcut for Edit>Delete Guides.

To draw the most of the curves I’m using the Classic Bezier Curve tool from the Bezier Spline extension which is available in the Sketchucation Extension Store.

–Dave

DCB rodel bed sketch

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Built-ins – FineWoodworking


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Although strictly an oxymoron, since by definition “furniture” in the woodworking sense is generally understood to refer to movable pieces, the term built-in furniture may be taken to mean fixed architectural elements that provide the same function as their movable namesakes. Sometimes, indeed, the term may refer to a separate piece of furniture that has been fixed in place and which now employs part of the surrounding architecture as an integral part of its construction, such as a wall that forms the back of a built-in cabinet.

The concept is not new, the earliest examples being wall benches, settles, and aumbries that date back to the Middle Ages, all originally built as architectural features, but which subsequently developed into stand-alone pieces of furniture.

Examples of contemporary furniture that may be usefully designed as built-in furniture include various shelving (see Cupboards), beds, benches, bookcases, cabinets, mirrors, and entertainment centers. Fireplace mantels can also be categorized as built-in furniture, in the sense that these can be constructed with the same joinery and tool techniques as a free-standing piece of furniture.

Note that some built-in furniture can by definition only exist as such, for example, window seats and closets.

Graham Blackburn is a furniture maker, author, and illustrator, and publisher of Blackburn Books (www.blackburnbooks.com) in Bearsville, N.Y.

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Cabinets – FineWoodworking


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I produce a staggering number of full-size templates—sometimes exceeding a dozen for one piece of furniture. They are so easy to produce in SketchUp, and the more I create, the faster I can produce a piece of furniture. Not only are they used to re-create various arcs, tapers, and shapes, but also in the layout of dovetails and other joinery, turnings, inlay design, the location of pins, dowels, nails, and screws, and hardware installation.

If I had to produce these templates using plywood, or other wood and plastic products, my use of full-size templates would substantially diminish, and I’d be less efficient in the shop. It just takes too much time with these materials. I find thick poster board to be the best material. I buy it at art stores where I can obtain a thicker paper product than is available in typical school-grade poster boards. Using poster board allows me to use an X-Acto knife to cut the shapes.

Currently I’m building a Kitchen Dresser, circa 1750, with excellent bracket details and shapes. In fact, there are a number of beautiful shapes in this piece including the crown molding, scroll shapes in the sides and header, cutouts for the spoon rack, rounded feet, and dovetail joints. To re-create these shapes in the shop, full-size templates are critical.

Here is a view of the overall SketchUp model:

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Here is a perspective view of the side component that includes many of the complex shapes.

Side Perspective

And here are several of the templates needed in the shop – shown below in this order:

  • Crown Molding
  • Foot
  • Dovetails
  • Middle Bracket in Side Component
  • Spoon Rack
  • Upper Bracket in Side Component
  • Header

Crown Molding TemplateFootSide DovetailsSide Middle BracketSpoon RackUpper Bracket ShapesUpper Header

In the following video, I show how I produce templates in SketchUp with my home printer and 8 1/2 x 11 sheets. For my students, I use Layout and produce a PDF of full-size templates on large-scale paper. Thus students are not burdened with connecting multiple sheets of 8 1/2 x 11. But in my own work in the shop, I prefer printing on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets since the connecting of multiple sheets is quite easy and fast.

And here is a short video showing how I use the printouts from SketchUp to make the full-size templates.


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Chairs, Benches And Stools – FineWoodworking

Chairs, Benches And Stools – FineWoodworkingSleek and Shapely Coffee TableBook Excerpt: Pull Up A Chair by Mike DunbarMuseum bench

http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fftr.fivefilters.org%2Fmakefulltextfeed.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.finewoodworking.com%252Fcategory%252Fchairs-benches-and-stools%252Ffeed%252F%26max%3D5&max=5 Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228955 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>This table relies on graceful curves and sheer planes instead of ornamentation. It can be made entirely with hand tools, or with the combination of machines and hand tools that Michael Cullen uses here. MDF templates are used to lay out the curves and cutouts in the legs. The joinery is a combination of haunched mortise-and-tenons and doweling.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/228955/011260064.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:33:01 +0000 Michael Cullen article Sleek and Shapely Coffee Table – FineWoodworking Hand-shaping brings out the beauty in this elemental piece http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg summary_large_image Hand-shaping brings out the beauty in this elemental piece Sleek and Shapely Coffee Table – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062437/011260064.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/sleek-and-shapely-coffee-table Chairs, Benches And Stools http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228577 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p><strong><em><a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Pull-Up-Chair-Mike-Dunbar/dp/1511716010/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=&amp;sr=”>Pull Up A Chair</a></em></strong> is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume covers 2007-2011. Below we feature an excerpt from Jan 15, 2011: Tennessee Chairmaker Frank Tabor.</p><p>2/8/17: We have a winner. James is the lucky winner. Come back for more great giveaways.</p> <p>1-15-11</p> <p><a href=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054823/image005.jpeg”><img class=”size-full wp-image-228579 alignleft” src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054823/image005.jpeg” alt=”image005″ width=”456″ height=”563″/></a></p> <p>To the left is a photograph of Tennessee chairmaker Frank Tabor. I know this because the photograph was once printed in a publication, or perhaps sent out by a news service. This is most fortunate; as otherwise, the subject would be anonymous. He’s known to us because the publication or news service attached information on the back that identifies Tabor, as well as the place and time. Curiously, the time was four days after I was born.</p> <p><a href=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054818/image006.jpeg”><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-228578″ src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26054818/image006.jpeg” alt=”image006″ width=”456″ height=”343″/></a></p> <p>This typewritten info is shown in the lower photo. Anyone who has worked in a newsroom will recognize the editor notations written in pencil. I have not transcribed the text, as I think you can easily read it. Note that the typist misspelled Tabor’s last name, writing it as Taber. That error did not help me in my research.</p> <p>A Google search for Frank Tabor (as opposed to Taber) comes up with the same picture on file in the Tennessee State Library and Archive. The photo was also included in the 2004 book Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland by Michael E. Birdwell and W. Calvin Dickinson. They write about Tabor: “Chair making has a long tradition in the Upper Cumberland. Men such as Preacher Tinch would harvest and season timber, carefully selecting the proper wood to make a sturdy chair that would last for generations. The Frank Tabor family from eastern Cumberland County made ladder-back chairs from oak, selling them at the Lowe shop in Rockwood and Bilbrey’s store in Crossville. Using traditional hand implements – axe, adz, maul, drawknife, and plane – the Tabors produced chairs for more than 30 years. Frank Tabor learned the craft from his grandfather, who primarily made wagons. The patriarch made chairs on the side, which he hauled from Westel to McMinnville and points in between, trading for salt, coffee, and sugar.</p> <p>“To make a chair, Tabor first hewed out a log with an axe. Sections of log were split and further shaped on a shaving horse, and the spokes were dressed down with a drawknife and carving knife. Wood chisels expertly tapped with a hand maul hewed the legs. The slats for the chair back were split and shaped on the shaving horse with a drawknife and plane. Pieces of the chair were driven together with mallets without nails, screws, or glue. The finished structure was then bottomed with white oak splints. Simple, functional, and strong, the chairs were held together by the tension created as the wood continued to cure, made sturdier by the tight split oak bottoms. Tabor chairs proved so sturdy that a popular saying in the region was, ‘Always club your enemy with a Tabor chair ‘cause it won’t shatter when you flail him.’ Frank Tabor made chairs until his death in 1968.”</p> <p>The above quote reads like it was written by historians, rather than chairmakers. We have a much better understanding of Tabor’s process and would not make their mistakes. Tabor began by felling a tree with an ax, not hewing it. Wood chisels were not tapped with a hand maul to hew the legs. They were turned on a lathe as is obvious from the picture, and as the illustrated text recounts. We know that Tabor’s lathe was a foot powered lathe, and he only attached a small gas engine after losing one of his legs. I would like to know more about that detail and wish someone had recorded it. The historians also focused on something that always amazes me, as this is often written about my work. “He makes these strong, beautiful Windsor chairs without any nails.” Yeah, and your point is?</p> <p>I did love the line about flailing your neighbor with a Tabor chair, because when he goes down, he will be down for the count. The advice is so matter of fact, one wonders if beating people over the head with a chair is a regular activity in Cumberland County. When you go out on Saturday night, do you select a chair to bring with you? “I don’t think I’ll take a Dunbar chair tonight. Ralph Quick is in town. Better bring a Tabor chair; it won’t shatter when I flail him with it.” Tabor himself was more modest and merely claimed his chairs would last 60 years.</p> <p>The photo is important as it gives us so much insight into a tradition that has faded, that of rural chairmaking. Frank, who along with one of his legs, appears to have also lost most of his teeth, is sitting against a log building. Some of his tools are propped up behind him. He is sitting in a chair and has pulled another back towards himself. Drawknife shavings are heaped up around him.</p> <p>Do you remember the recent picture of the English guy caning a chair seat (8-15-10) that I identified as a staged photo? I am sure it also occurred with this picture. I know because I’ve gone through the same thing over and over, every time a newspaper sends by a photographer. “Let’s get a picture of you working. Take that chair and pretend to being doing something to it. Wait, let me sprinkle some of these shavings around.”</p> <p>In this case, the photographer said to Frank, “Let’s take that chair and go outside where there is more light. Sit there against that really quaint log building and pretend to be doing something to that chair.”</p> <p>“The chair is done, yer damned fool,” Tabor replies. “There’s nothin’ more to do, but put a finish on it.”</p> <p>“I know. I know,” the photographer answers. “Just pretend. Wait. Let me gather some these shavings scattered around the yard. I’ll pile them around you so it looks like you’ve been doing something. Wait. Wait. We need some tools. I like that club. It looks rustic. Fits right in.”</p> <p>“Damned citified idiot,” Frank mutters under his breath. “I’ll goof on him by doin’ somethin’ that makes no sense, like pretending to draw a line on this top slat. That way, any chairmaker who sees this pitchah will know I was havin’ this damned fool on.”</p> <p>Over the past couple of decades Frank’s rustic tradition has influenced the way some Windsor chairmakers present ours. That is too bad and these people should know better. Quaintness may appeal to some customers, but it is a perversion of our craft’s history. Windsor chairs were an urban chair, and had almost no association with Frank’s craft tradition.</p> <p><a id=”rcwidget_vtot4by7″ class=”rcptr” href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e146318946/” rel=”nofollow” data-raflid=”e146318946″ data-theme=”classic” data-template=”5570be15bbd760130b386658″>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a><br/></p> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:05:06 +0000 Michael Dunbar article Book Excerpt: Pull Up A Chair by Mike Dunbar – FineWoodworking Pull Up A Chair is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume … http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg summary_large_image Pull Up A Chair is a collection of essays by Mike Dunbar, founder of The Windsor Institute. For years he sent monthly essays about chairs to his students and this volume […] Book Excerpt: Pull Up A Chair by Mike Dunbar – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/26055444/dunbar.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/mike-dunbar-book-exerpt-giveaway Chairs, Benches And Stools http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=226744 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032-700×394.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center. Hurwitz refined the design in scale models and made a one-seat mockup to test the seat for comfort before he and his assistant built the real thing out of red elm.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/226744/011259032.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:51:15 +0000 article Museum bench – FineWoodworking Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg summary_large_image Simple but not boring was the goal for this bench, which incorporates two tilted planes for the seat and wide, solid legs pierced with a keyhole slot at the center Museum bench – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/11/29114944/011259032.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/02/museum-bench Chairs, Benches And Stools Design

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Arts & Crafts Bed

Article Image Designed after a four-post bed by Gustav Stickley, this queen-size version features a Glasgow-style inlay and can be adapted to suit any mattress height. The construction is mortise-and-tenon, the posts are tapered, and the head- and foot-boards are curved. Kevin Rodel made this Arts and Crafts classic in the traditional white oak.

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Design – FineWoodworking

Design – FineWoodworkingBreadboard ends in SketchUp – Cutting Board Part 2Shaker Classic, 2 WaysDuncan Gowdy’s Illustrative Carving

http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.finewoodworking.com%2Fcategory%2Fdesign%2Ffeed&amp;max=5 Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/26/breadboard-ends-sketchup-cutting-board-part-2 http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228249 &lt;img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26052903/killen.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/&gt;&lt;p&gt;In &lt;a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/23/sink-teeth-cutting-board”&gt;my last blog&lt;/a&gt;, I showed the first phase of constructing the Cutting Board for an undermount kitchen sink. I showed the development of the two main components, the center section and the two breadboard ends. In this blog, I finalize the construction by creating the joinery.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;There are many advantages to having breadboards in an application like this, but it also complicates the joinery. The breadboard grain direction is at right angles to the mid section, therefore creating a cross-grain issue with wood movement. The breadboard ends must allow expansion and contraction of the center section, otherwise it will create cracks. To allow this relative movement, the breadboards are not glued full length, rather fastened with screws (in this case) that can adjust within slots, rather than tight shank holes. I glue in the center tenon only.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Here is the exploded model&nbsp;(in back edges format) showing the detail joinery.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-228250″ src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded-700×516.png” alt=”Exploded” width=”700″ height=”516″ srcset=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded-700×516.png 700w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded-768×566.png 768w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded.png 948w” sizes=”(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px”/&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;The following video shows the detail joinery to allow this flexibility and relative movement of the components.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/dMH-zKqr7uk?feature=oembed” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””&gt;[embedded content]&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Tim&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; @KillenWOOD&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″&gt; &lt;div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″&gt; &lt;p class=”article__cta__heading”&gt;Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox&lt;/p&gt; &lt;span class=”js-close article__cta__close”&gt;×&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”&gt;(Why?)&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:29:22 +0000 Tim Killen article Breadboard ends in SketchUp – Cutting Board Part 2 – FineWoodworking Tim finishes up the model for his cutting board by adding attractive and functional breadboard ends http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/26/breadboard-ends-sketchup-cutting-board-part-2 http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14150310/Exploded-thumb-16×9.png summary_large_image Tim finishes up the model for his cutting board by adding attractive and functional breadboard ends Breadboard ends in SketchUp – Cutting Board Part 2 – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14150310/Exploded-thumb-16×9.png @KillenWOOD en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/26/breadboard-ends-sketchup-cutting-board-part-2 Design http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2010/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways &lt;img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2010/01/18124317/Shaker-Classic-2-Ways-wp2.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/&gt;&lt;p&gt;These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters the whole feel of the table. The rest of the construction is standard mortise-and-tenon joinery, a dovetailed top rail, and a dovetailed drawer. A simple tapering jig makes quick work of the square legs, while the turned ones require a lathe and add a bit more of a challenge.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;From &lt;em&gt;Fine Woodworking&lt;/em&gt; #210&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″&gt; &lt;div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″&gt; &lt;p class=”article__cta__heading”&gt;Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox&lt;/p&gt; &lt;span class=”js-close article__cta__close”&gt;×&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/9512/011210030.pdf” target=”_blank”&gt;View PDF&lt;/a&gt; &lt;div class=”store-project__plan”&gt;&lt;img class=”store-project__plan__image” src=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/app/uploads/uploadedimages/fine_woodworking_network/image_resources/in-house_ads/Project_Plans_th.jpg”/&gt;&lt;div class=”store-project__plan__copy”&gt; &lt;div class=”store-project__plan__text” readability=”32.5″&gt; &lt;h5 class=”store-project__plan__heading”&gt;Get the Full-Size Plan&lt;/h5&gt; &lt;div class=”store-project__plan__blurb” readability=”10″&gt; &lt;p&gt;Digital plans, a cutlist, and a SketchUp drawing for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;a class=”store-project__plan__action” href=”http://www.tauntonstore.com/two-classic-shaker-tables-011269.html” target=”_blank”&gt;Buy The Plan&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”&gt;(Why?)&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; Sun, 01 Jan 2017 04:00:00 +0000 Christian Becksvoort article Shaker Classic, 2 Ways – FineWoodworking Change the legs to change the look of this classic piece http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2010/01/18124317/Shaker-Classic-2-Ways-wp2.jpg summary_large_image Change the legs to change the look of this classic piece Shaker Classic, 2 Ways – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2010/01/18124317/Shaker-Classic-2-Ways-wp2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways Design Tables Shaker Tables – Side http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/14/duncan-gowdys-illustrative-carving http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=227418 &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;[unable to retrieve full-text content]&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;[unable to retrieve full-text content]&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;[unable to retrieve full-text content]&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;Part furniture maker, part illustrator, Duncan Gowdy’s carvings are a signature that makes his work unique Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:49:03 +0000 article Duncan Gowdy’s Illustrative Carving – FineWoodworking Part furniture maker, part illustrator, Duncan Gowdy’s carvings are a signature that makes his work unique http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/14/duncan-gowdys-illustrative-carving http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/12/14104802/gowdy.jpg summary_large_image Part furniture maker, part illustrator, Duncan Gowdy’s carvings are a signature that makes his work unique Duncan Gowdy’s Illustrative Carving – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/12/14104802/gowdy.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/14/duncan-gowdys-illustrative-carving Carving Design

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http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fftr.fivefilters.org%2Fmakefulltextfeed.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.finewoodworking.com%252Fcategory%252Fdesign%252Ffeed%26max%3D5&max=5 Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/26/breadboard-ends-sketchup-cutting-board-part-2 http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228249 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/26052903/killen.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>In <a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/23/sink-teeth-cutting-board”>my last blog</a>, I showed the first phase of constructing the Cutting Board for an undermount kitchen sink. I showed the development of the two main components, the center section and the two breadboard ends. In this blog, I finalize the construction by creating the joinery.</p><p>There are many advantages to having breadboards in an application like this, but it also complicates the joinery. The breadboard grain direction is at right angles to the mid section, therefore creating a cross-grain issue with wood movement. The breadboard ends must allow expansion and contraction of the center section, otherwise it will create cracks. To allow this relative movement, the breadboards are not glued full length, rather fastened with screws (in this case) that can adjust within slots, rather than tight shank holes. I glue in the center tenon only.</p> <p>Here is the exploded model (in back edges format) showing the detail joinery.</p> <p><img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-228250″ src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded-700×516.png” alt=”Exploded” width=”700″ height=”516″ srcset=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded-700×516.png 700w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded-768×566.png 768w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14145908/Exploded.png 948w” sizes=”(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px”/></p> <p>The following video shows the detail joinery to allow this flexibility and relative movement of the components.</p> <p><iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/dMH-zKqr7uk?feature=oembed” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””>[embedded content]</iframe></p> <p>Tim    @KillenWOOD</p> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:29:22 +0000 Tim Killen article Breadboard ends in SketchUp – Cutting Board Part 2 – FineWoodworking Tim finishes up the model for his cutting board by adding attractive and functional breadboard ends http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/26/breadboard-ends-sketchup-cutting-board-part-2 http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14150310/Exploded-thumb-16×9.png summary_large_image Tim finishes up the model for his cutting board by adding attractive and functional breadboard ends Breadboard ends in SketchUp – Cutting Board Part 2 – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/01/14150310/Exploded-thumb-16×9.png @KillenWOOD en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/26/breadboard-ends-sketchup-cutting-board-part-2 Design http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2010/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2010/01/18124317/Shaker-Classic-2-Ways-wp2.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters the whole feel of the table. The rest of the construction is standard mortise-and-tenon joinery, a dovetailed top rail, and a dovetailed drawer. A simple tapering jig makes quick work of the square legs, while the turned ones require a lathe and add a bit more of a challenge.</p><p>From <em>Fine Woodworking</em> #210</p> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/9512/011210030.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <div class=”store-project__plan”><img class=”store-project__plan__image” src=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/app/uploads/uploadedimages/fine_woodworking_network/image_resources/in-house_ads/Project_Plans_th.jpg”/><div class=”store-project__plan__copy”> <div class=”store-project__plan__text” readability=”32.5″> <h5 class=”store-project__plan__heading”>Get the Full-Size Plan</h5> <div class=”store-project__plan__blurb” readability=”10″> <p>Digital plans, a cutlist, and a SketchUp drawing for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.</p> </div> </div> <a class=”store-project__plan__action” href=”http://www.tauntonstore.com/two-classic-shaker-tables-011269.html” target=”_blank”>Buy The Plan</a></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 04:00:00 +0000 Christian Becksvoort article Shaker Classic, 2 Ways – FineWoodworking Change the legs to change the look of this classic piece http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2010/01/18124317/Shaker-Classic-2-Ways-wp2.jpg summary_large_image Change the legs to change the look of this classic piece Shaker Classic, 2 Ways – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2010/01/18124317/Shaker-Classic-2-Ways-wp2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/01/01/shaker-classic-2-ways Design Tables Shaker Tables – Side http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/14/duncan-gowdys-illustrative-carving http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=227418 <p><em>[unable to retrieve full-text content]</em></p><p><em>[unable to retrieve full-text content]</em></p><p><em>[unable to retrieve full-text content]</em></p><p><em>[unable to retrieve full-text content]</em></p>Part furniture maker, part illustrator, Duncan Gowdy’s carvings are a signature that makes his work unique Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:49:03 +0000 article Duncan Gowdy’s Illustrative Carving – FineWoodworking Part furniture maker, part illustrator, Duncan Gowdy’s carvings are a signature that makes his work unique http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/14/duncan-gowdys-illustrative-carving http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/12/14104802/gowdy.jpg summary_large_image Part furniture maker, part illustrator, Duncan Gowdy’s carvings are a signature that makes his work unique Duncan Gowdy’s Illustrative Carving – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/12/14104802/gowdy.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/12/14/duncan-gowdys-illustrative-carving Carving Design

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