By Colin Eden-Eadon
It is a step by step photographic consultant. even if you need to construct your individual mattress or positioned a bookshelf jointly, how you can take on your preferred woodwork job with self belief, utilizing this step by step advisor. the best way to grasp the major woodwork thoughts, from basic abilities to elaborate carving, following transparent directions and images. the best way to use hand, strength and desktop instruments and observe the strengths of over a hundred various woods. filled with inspirational and sensible craft tasks which are easy-to-follow, this can be the one ebook to offer you an entire illustrated woodworking direction. it truly is excellent for lovers who are looking to enhance their abilities and perfect for the newbie, intermediate and complex woodworkers alike.
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It is better to mark the wood with several light passes rather than a single heavy one. Place the stock on the side of the workpiece. On the end grain, centre the two prongs of the gauge by eye. Tighten the gauge and score marks from one edge. SETTING A MORTISE GAUGE When setting a mortise gauge it is important to set the distance between the pins using the chisel with which the mortise is to be chopped. Do not rely on a standard measurement alone, as the chisel may vary slightly from its nominal size.
If required, adjust the height of the remaining stops using a screwdriver; this will allow you to make different depths of cut without having to re-set the depth-stop rod. Fix a short length of smooth timber to the fence. This timber will butt up against the workpiece and, being smooth, will glide easily along its surface. Slide the fence into the holes in the router’s sole plate. Remember to attach it to the correct side of the router to allow for the direction in which the cutter rotates. Make trial cuts for each depth of cut setting in offcuts of wood.
First spray on the cleaning agent, and then scrub the cutter with a tooth brush. 72). Do not hone the bevelled cutting edge or you will alter the diameter of the cut. Leave the cleaning agent to work for a few minutes until the resin is soft enough to remove. An old toothbrush is ideal for removing the softened resin. After brushing off any loose dust, apply the cleaning agent. If several cutters need to be cleaned, it may be easier to stand them in a small pot of the cleaning agent. Sharpen the inside edge of the cutting blades using a diamond “credit card” sharpening stone.
Woodwork: A Step-by-step Photographic Guide by Colin Eden-Eadon