By Bill Hylton, William H Hylton
That includes attractive tasks in a variety of kinds from a few of America's most interesting cabinetmakers, Chests of Drawers is the 5th publication in Taunton's furnishings tasks sequence. all the seven tasks comprises transparent directions, measured drawings and reduce lists.
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7) is langed to fit into a slot in the edge of the bench. This piece is also seen in figure 12. Figure 10 shows the side of the bench ready to receive the box, along with the retaining bar (G), The head of the box (E) also has a special function. As shown in figure 8, it links the screw to the box so that it will open when the screw is backed off. Two keys of iron, copper, or very hard wood ride in a groove turned in the shank of the screw. In figure 8 you can also see that the nut for the wooden screw is actually an iron case filled with a soft metal casting.
The dovetail does keep die face of the legs flush with the front of the bench. And it adds a larger bearing surface and some additional stiffness to the legs. He does say that when the bench gets old and die legs loose, the tops of the mortices can be enlarged and wedges driven in to retighten them. This relies on the strength of the mortice and tenon to resist racking of die rectangular form, ratiier than on the braced design of table legs. Like Roubo, Bergeron noted that the tenons on more sophisticated benches go only three-quarters of the way through die top; this is the case for the benches in the Dominy shop.
Narrow it slightly at one end to help it feed into the screwbox. See that the surface is smooth and unflawed. Small pieces can be held in one hand while the screwbox is held in the other and the two pieces twisted like a pepper mill. Bigger pieces need to be held in a vise. Soap, wax, or oil will help keep things moving smoothly. The guide plate needs to be removable so that, when necessary, you can "bull nose" the screwbox right up to a shoulder on the screw, such as you would find on a screw for a clamp.
Chests Of Drawers by Bill Hylton, William H Hylton