Popular Woodworking - 054 -1990.pdf

Download Popular Woodworking - 054 -1990.pdf

Post on 07-Jul-2016




7 download

Embed Size (px)


<ul><li><p>oy Box Chair</p><p>I) 7148601355 605</p><p>US $3.95Canada $4.95 Fretwork Shelf With Mirror</p></li><li><p>CALL TOLL FREE:1-800 523-4777 (East of the Miss.)1-800-541-5537(West of the Miss.)</p><p>DUSTCOLLECTIONACCESSORIES</p><p>'rOUGH48S</p><p>UNIVERSAL &amp; JOINTER P14s'r,cEXHAUST HOODS (4" OUTLET)MODEL Gl838 6'1; X 6'1; Hood $9.95MODEL Gl839 Fits over 8'1; X 6'1; Chute $9.95MODEL Gl841 Fits over 7" X 8'1," Chute $11.95</p><p>TABLE SAW EXHAUST HOODThese 12" X 12" hoods fit on the inside of thetable saw with the 4" outlet facing down . Frtsalmost all 10" and 12" contra ctor-type sawswith open stands .MODEL G1837 ONLY $14.95</p><p>BLAST GATESWe are the largest suppliers of Dust Collecto rBlast Gates in the U.S.A.!3" MODEL G1842 ONLY $6.954" MODEL G1843 ONLY $7.95FLOOR SWEEP SYSTEMInstall these sweeps at different locations inId""==f</p></li><li><p>TOLE WORLD</p><p>Subscribe today!Guarantee: If atanytime, forany reason, you'renotsatisfied,tellustocancel and we'll send animmediate, unquestionedrefund coveringthebalance of your subscription.</p><p>Inspired finishes for yourwoodworking projects . . .</p><p>Just a little paint can add the perfect finish tomany of your special woodworking projects!TOLE WORLD magazine is packed with ideasto brighten up your gifts, decorate handsomeaccents for your home, and even increase yourwood sales.</p><p>In each issue you'll find 8 to 10 great paintingprojects that are sure to please your familyand friends. Colored photos, full-size patterns,and complete step-by-step instructions assuresuccessful results.</p><p>With all the care you put into making beauti-ful wood projects, why not let TOLE WORLDhelp you give them that extra finishing touch?</p><p>Paint a storage chest with a faux finish.</p><p>A sled, a sconce,a bench, and achurn becomebeautiful accentsfor the home withthese decorativefinishes.</p><p>1 - ------------------------------------1I ~YES , please enter my subscription for TOLE WORLD . II Io $15 for one year (s ix issu es) 0 $28 for two years (twelve issues)I Foreign subscriptions add $5 per year. Payment in U.S . funds only. II 0 Payment enclosed II Name Io I prefer to charge my order :I 0 MasterCard 0 VISA Exp. Date Street I: Card No. City/Town :I Signature State/Zip II Mail to: I</p><p>L_Thle ~rl~.O. BOX 5986~~~~A 9452~ Phone (415)671.98~ ~</p></li><li><p>Popular Woodworking ContentsEditorial StaffDavidM.Camp EditorWienChod Managing EditorPhil Fischer Associate EditorJ. A. Newell Editorial Assistant</p><p>Contributing EditorsWilliamH. McMasterAlanMarksHugh FosterJohnA. NelsonDonKinnamanPeter Good</p><p>Art DepartmentGinny Pruitt</p><p>CirculationMary Goldthorpe, Suzanne Eriksen</p><p>Customer ServiceMay Fayne, Susannah Harte</p><p>AdvertisingDeborahNowakAdvertising Manager1320 Galaxy WayConcord. CA 94520Tel. (415) 671-9852</p><p>55</p><p>4</p><p>Popular Wo()dworkin~ ( ISSN 088 4-8823) is publishedbimon thly by EGW Publishing Co . 1320Galaxy Way. Co ncord.CA 94520. Second-class postage paid at Concord. Californiaand additional mailing offices . POSTM ASTER send addresschanges to Popular woodworking. P. O. Box 58279. Boulder.CO 80322.</p><p>SUBSCRIPTIONS:A year's subscription (6 issues) is $25 .70; two years' wo rth (12issues) is $47 .40; outside of U.S.A. add $5.00/yea r. Send allsubscriptions 10 :</p><p>Popular Woodworki" KP. o. Box 58279</p><p>Boulder. CO 80322</p><p>Please allow 6 to 8 wee ks for del ivery .All rights reserved. Reproduction without prior permiss ion isprohibited. Copyrig ht 1990 by EGW Publishing Co .</p><p>Unsolici ted manuscripts. photographs. artwork and other mate-rials are accepted. but Popular w ood working cannot ass ume re-sponsibility for these materia ls. Writers who subm itarticles do sowith the understanding that the work. is original and done bythem. The author warrants that submissions and subsequen tprinting of any materials in Popular w ood working magazine donot infringe upon the rights of any third party and agrees to betotally liable for such claims. Submiss ions must be acco mpaniedby a self-addressed. stamped envelope for return. Address alleditorial correspondence to: Popular WoodK orkin g. 1320 Gal -axy Way Concord. CA 94520 .</p><p>The opinions expre ssed by the authors do not necessarily reflectthe policy of Popular Woodworking . Editorial corre spondence isencouraged . and may be edited for publica tion.</p><p>Advertisers and agencies assume com plete liabili ty for the copyin their advertise ments and warrant that it does not infringe on thecopy rights or trademarks of others . Advertisers and agenciesagree to hold publisher harm less from any liabilitie s arising outof such infringement and to reimburse publisher for any and allexpenses and costs incurred by publ isher by reason of suchinfringement</p><p>Produced and printed in th e U.S.A.</p><p>68</p><p>J I ~tJO[j~ i1.....------1;~~'1/-69_</p><p>On the CoverDan Evans of Benicia, California makes the centercuts in our "Fretwork Shelf and Mirror," a projectby Devore O. Burch. Instructions for making thisproject begin on page 36, and full-size patterns areincluded in the PuliOutTM Plans section in the centerof this issue. Hawk scroll saw courtesy ofRBI Industries, PO Box 369-PW, Harrisonville,MO 64701.</p><p>Popular Woodworking</p></li><li><p>Issue #54, May 1990 Volume 9, Number 6</p><p>Project for the ShopThree Centering Tools by Don Kinnaman 23A Popular Woodworking Project-PullOuFM PlansChild's Toy Box/Chair by Stan Fox 24Axel Lindgren Builds the Yurok Canoeby Deborah R. Upshaw 26The Indian Adze by Warren Asa 29 23A Popular Woodworking Project-PullOuFM Plans</p><p>.x:</p><p>Three-Dimensional Tic Tac Toe by Curtis Dillon 33 0:J""</p><p>A Popular Woodworking Project-PulIOuFM Plans ~--iFretwork Shelf and Mirror by Devore O. Burch 36A Popular Woodworking Project-PullOuFM PlansCutlery Box by L. M. Kueck 38A Popular Woodworking ProjectA Handy Step Ladder by Richard R. Steussy 55 38A Popular Woodworking ProjectA Computer Security Cabinet by Evan Madsen 60Panel Layout Form by Don Kinnaman 63A Popular Woodworking Project-PullOuFM Plans 64Making Windsor Stools by Walt Panek 64The Turner's PageEarly American Candlestick by John A. Nelson 68A Popular Woodworking Project-PulIOuFM PlansCaptain's Bed by James H. Schroeter 69 -&gt;</p></li><li><p>6Clear Cuts</p><p>Why can 't the world be open twenty four hours a day? I'm oftenworking round the clock ; I dream up projects or lay out articles in mysleep (somet imes they look it, I admit). But why can't everyone else bedoing their jobs when I need them? Why can't I get a few more 1-1/2"phillips flat head wood screws after six on a Sunday? That's alwayswhen I need them ...</p><p>I have a running list of projects (mostly remode ling stuff , still), andwhen I cross off one item , even if it's three o'clock on a Sunday , I go tothe lumber rack and start figuring out what I need for the next project.</p><p>By four twenty I've designed it, figured it out mathematically , andmade lists for the lumber yard and the hardware store. My Belovedalways tilts her eyes toward the ceiling when she sees me making thatmad dash through the house for my checkbook, wallet and keys at fourtwenty-seven. Seconds later, I'm on the road, pushing the speed limitmore than I usually do . I know that if I've got my materials , I can keepworking until nine o'clock.</p><p>Ten to five at the lumber yard : "I thought you closed at five thirty .""Nope, five o'clock." "Okay, well, this won't take long," I lie. "I justneed..."</p><p>I know that Hardware Emporium is open nearly all the time , and Iknow they 'll have everything on my other list. It won't be long till I'mcutting wood again, drowning out the neighbors' Sunday dinners. ThenIpull into the Hardware Emporium parking lot, just as their last employeeis pulling out. It seems they close "early" on Sundays because they stayopen so late the rest of the week. "Swell," I say. (You'd think I'dknow this by now. )</p><p>That leaves the loca l supermarket/drugstore to meet my hardwareneeds. Cross off the router bit. Cross off the drywa ll screws . I supposethese hinges will work instead of the ones I wanted ... Cross off orsubstitute most of the other items on the hardware list. At leastI'll be able to get cold juice and a candy bar to make skipping dinnereasier.</p><p>I glug them down in frustration as Ipull onto the freeway and discoverthat the truck has no problem going from zero to twelve in four point eightminutes . I join the herd of motor homes returning from the lake, manywith boats trailing behind them like calves. Many look familiar to me fromprevious Sunday-night supply runs.</p><p>Do you suppose they laugh if they recognize the red T-shirt stapledto the ends of my ten-footers? It's the same flag I'm always flying, everySunday night.</p><p>I pry away from the cattle at seven fifty-four; I get home ateight-o-seven. I begin to accept the fact that I probab ly shouldn 't turnon a machine-if not for the neighbors ' sake, at least so Iwon't be lockedin the garage for the night by my wife.</p><p>At least I can unload the stuff neatly into my lumber rack; I'll be readyto go bright and early next Saturday; I'll have everyth ing right here.</p><p>But it won 't matter. I can start cutt ing at eight AM Saturday (neighborsbe damned) . You can be sure that I'll finish that job at three o'clockSunday . Then I'll want to start in on the next one.</p><p>LettersPopular Woodworking welcomes yourcomments, pro or con, about articles wepublish. Send your letters to:Editor.PopularWoodworking, 1320Galaxy Way, Concord.CA 94520 . Letters may be edited for publi-cation.</p><p>Eight Well Furnished ParlorsAs the father of eight daughters, I make</p><p>their Christmas presents every year. Thisyear , I made them each a parlor cabinetfrom the PuIlOut ' \1 Plans in your Novem-ber Issue (#51).</p><p>I changed the length of the legs to 48"instead of 39". I built the first one accord-ing to plan, but the girls wanted to havethem higher. Made of oak at $5.49 a boardfoot, each one cost about seventy dollars.</p><p>Ienjoy your magazine very much ;keepup the good work.</p><p>Richard L. DibbleKenosha. WI</p><p>Chief Joseph by the NumbersI'm a novice woodworker after having</p><p>worked in steel as a die sinker for manyyears.</p><p>In the November 1989 Issue (#51) yourFocus on Carv ing column ("Carving anIndian Portrait") caused a real problem forme, as the dimensions are given in milli-meters . I have a millimeter scale,and I laidout the top view and then looked at Figure2 and did some measuring prior to anycutting. I found that if I cut 24mm and28mm from the centerline of the head Iwould be cutting off part of the head (side)of the carving. Can you please help me(and perhaps others) by giving dimen-sions in good old American inches? Anyhelp in understanding this carv ing of theChief would be appreciated.</p><p>Your inclusion of articles on carving ineach issue is a good selling point andwelcomed.</p><p>Norman ChapinNewnan. GA</p><p>The author replies: thank you forpointing out my error. Figures 1, 2, and 3were prepared in half scale. When themeasurements were made, I forgot toscale them up for Figures 2 and 3. Figure1is OK. The measurement values in2 and3 should be twice those printed. I regretany incon venience this oversight has</p><p>Popular Woodworking</p></li><li><p>REOHILL CORP .. P.O. Bo x 4234 , Gett ysburg, PA 17325(800) 822-4003 FREE CAT AL OGUE</p><p>~~';!.:.u:~=rlo$C~.It" or. lthout nollc. we honof IE</p><p>Ad he s inClo th Bac:k~d</p><p>DiK S5" 80C6" 90e8 " 5 1.30s-' $ 1.6 5</p><p>10 " $1.8512 " 52 .25</p><p>$8,50/50</p><p>Wholesalepnces</p><p>GLUE GUNS</p><p>5 ~MO~ELS 7'GLUE STICKS</p><p>965 W. VEN ICE BLVD.LO S ANGELES. CA 90015</p><p>1213} 7496441</p><p>6" ABRASIVE</p><p>I; SCUFF::::.= PADS goo I 6".... - 9"- . - - $10.00/20TACK CLOTHS</p><p>In Individual polybags t------''--'-'''----.--==---j</p><p>se- $4.25/12PREMIUM SANDPAPER</p><p>a'' J( 11"</p><p>t .::.:. ;, ~ .''I .s~r2:~i~~~~~~wen- : .. ~~ 40G SOPK $16 ,00::' ~ ~ BOG SOPK 14 00</p><p>- .. " .. , 80G SOPK 13.00l00.120 ,15OG l00PK 22.00 I"====-=-:=:= :=-=:-::-I180 . 2200 l00 PK 19 00WATERPROOF BLACK</p><p>180 l 200G - l00 PK $23 00NO LOAD-WHITE</p><p>180 4OOGl 00PK 520 00</p><p>$~Refinishing Products</p><p>ALL-IN-ONE... Bar Clamp Straig h t Edg e Fence Powe r Tool GuideA, FENCE (X G UIDE, It artecnes len limes tasterfhan 'C' damping and won 't surface ma r wood . As aBAR CLA MP. l~e umq ue low prohle laws enab le yQU10 clamp burt.jo nted comers (down 10 Y2~ ma terial)and also allow edge clamping. These clamps alwayslay " al lor easy assembly set-ups. \'Vorld"sfastest.most versatile bar clamp'</p><p>TWO SIZES AVAILABLE:24~ Grip $22.9550~ Grip (panel size) $32 .95ORDER TOLL-FREE!1 800 428-3809 (Inside Calnor"la)1 800 228-1806 (Outside Califomia)Maste, Card. VIsa,C~k Of Money Ot"d9l' If, CaMorn,a. add 6" sates la .WE PAY FREI GHT wrthln Contln4mtal U.S.A.</p><p>~man,Q);ANI CQMPl\NY.~</p><p>continued on page 8</p><p>Harold JamesSomervi lle, New Jersey</p><p>Oil UpdateTo update my ar ticle "Household</p><p>Cooking Oils as Wood Finishes" (#52),readers might like to know that Livos PlantChemistry has moved to a larger facility.Their new address is: 1365 Rufina Circle ,Santa Fe, NM 87501 .</p><p>tion.When flying over the Cascades, I feel</p><p>sick at all the clear cut areas. Seldom canI spot any new planned tree growth. Nowthe timber companies want to cut oldgrowth , as apparently they have run out oflogs to ship overseas to Japan. Korea.China. Taiwan. etc. with no regard for lifehere. From where I sit and write this, I seelog rafts being towed to the Port of Ta-coma for shipment daily.</p><p>Last spring, the Weyerhaeuser Com-pany advertised over local radio that theyplanted over 400 ,000 thousand seedlingsdaily during planting season. When Istud-ied forestry in Finland, it took an averageof 30 minutes to properly plant a seedlingand hope it would grow into a tree. Calcu-lat ing 400 ,000 trees, that com es to200.000 man hours , or 25.000 men work-ing eight hours a day. In discuss ing thiswith friends, we concluded that the publicwas fed another snow job.</p><p>Nils LucanderTacoma , WA</p><p>Organic Oil ObjectionThe article on applying cooking oils to</p><p>wooden bowls was very interesting to me.Even though the "experts" use them andclaim that others should , too, there is anobnox ious rancid odor that develops inwooden articles when salad oil is used.Since they are organic, they will not stayfresh for very long before becoming rancidand foul-smelling. Some will say that itcan be eliminated by rubbing in a little bitof garlic, but garlic is also organic, and intime , it will add to the odor .</p><p>I prefer to rub in several coats ofwater-elear mineral oil from the localpharmacy. The oil is not organic, can betaken internally (in small amounts), as in abowl finish-very little of which comes offwhen in use.</p><p>Popular ProjectThe butter fly figures from Issue #52</p><p>(January 1990) were quite popular withmy family and friends. Ienjoy your projectsvery rnuch l</p><p>Steve MoorePomona, CA</p><p>caused my fellow carvers.As far as measuring units go. inches</p><p>are not an American system but an Eng-lish system based on the length of a king.sarm ; its advantage is that it is easy todivide by half. This is all right for straightmeasurements ; but when you need toscale by multiplying anddividing.as Ioftendo in carving. then it becomes very cum-bersome and prone to error. It is so un-wieldy that even the English who inventedit have abandoned these units in favor ofthe metric system. which is built on a baseof ten. You already use this system torcounting. drink ing. and paying your bills,so...</p></li></ul>