Archived Project Plans
IN THIS ISSUE
|The Gateleg Table Plan|
|All American Picnic Table Plan|
|Slanted Gourmet Knife Block Plan|
|Basic Drawer Construction Tips|
|Keep Your Thickness Planer Running Smoothly|
|Urethane Bandsaw Tire|
|Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You|
|National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH|
|Online Accessory Catalog|
|Request Printed Accessory Catalog|
|Links Worth Visiting|
|Free Woodworking Tips|
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Woodworking Plans and Featured Articles you will find inside this issue
A beautiful folding table that will look great, wherever you use it
handsome twin leaf table folds flat, out of the way when not in use
1: Prepare your turning
stock by cutting wood to 1-1/4” square, being sure to make each
piece is 1” longer than your intended finished length. To be sure
your stock is square, start by jointing one side of each turning blank
on your Jointer . Then,
place the second side against your Jointer’s fence and joint the
second side, square to the first. Mark these two sides.
This classic A-Frame-Style Picnic Table is easy to build – made to last
a simple weekend project that will pay you back EVERY weekend for years
to come! Back
yard picnics are as American as fireworks on the Fourth-Of-July! In fact,
one of our
1: Select your stock.
Redwood is our first choice for picnic tables. Yes, it’s a bit expensive…BUT…it’s
attractive, easy to work with and naturally weather resistant, so you
don’t have to apply any finish to it at all, if you like (although
we prefer a UV-resistant outdoor polyurethane or similar clear finish).
Cedar is also acceptable….as is teak, cypress and other weather-resistant
woods. We don’t like using pressure treated woods for surfaces that
come in contact with food, but that’s just our preference.
The Slanted Gourmet Knife Block
Slanted holder keeps your knives in easy reach – keeps them sharp, too !
the sharpened blades of your kitchen knives with this attractive holder
Preparing the Body stock
The body (A) is made
up from seven pieces of 3/4” x 8” x 12” red oak, glued
face-to-face. The easiest way to do this is to start by gluing up two
halves, made up of three or four pieces. After the two halves have dried
for at least 24 hours, joint one edge of each half and then glue the two
halves together. Be sure to carefully align the jointed edges. Once the
glue has dried, belt sand everything flush with 100-grit paper.