Coal Vases And Cabinets

Coal Vase.

The coal vase shown by Figs. 414 to 416 should be made in oak. The two sides must be got out first, these being of f-in. full board when finished. They are cut to the shape shown by Fig. 415, the above the extreme top point of the sides. It is cut 1 ft. Î in. long by 10 in. wide, f in. at each end being dovetailed on the under side to fit the grooves. The front edge is planed to a bevel ; the back edge comes to the corner of the rebate. The bottom, of ¿-in. board, is 1 ft. f in. long by 1 ft. 3 in.

extreme measurement being 1 ft. 5 in. long by 1 ft. 1 in. high. They are then grooved half-dovetail and rebated on the back edge, as shown by Fig. 417. The back and bottom are of ¿-in. board, and the rebate and bottom groove should be made accordingly. The top is of f-in. board, which should not be more than 2 in.

wide, the length being measured along the grain; it is then treated the same as the top. When this is done, the pieces are slid in place in the grooves, using glue, which must be hot and not too thick. See that the bottom is not out of square; then stand it upside down and glue four blocks at the corners as at Fig. 416.

Back of Coal Vase.—The back, with pediment attached, is 1 ft. f in. long by 1 ft. 3 in. high by i in. thick, the lower edge being cut out like the sides ; the upper part, wrhich forms the pediment, is cut to the design shown in Fig. 414. Five flutes which is added when the frame is put together (see Fig. 419). A flat ogee mould is worked round the edge of the face side of the panel, which is of, say, ¿-in. board. A nicely figured piece should be chosen for this purpose if the panel is left plain as

  1. 423.—Coal Cabinet
  2. 420.— Strap Hinge for Coal Vase.
  3. 418.— Section of Coal Vase Pediment.

Fig. 421

Fig. 419.-Section of Coal Vase Lid.

Figs. 421 and 422.—Shovel Holder for Coal Vase.

are then worked on the front with a f-in. gouge, and a piece of 1-in. by f-in. curved ogee moulding is put on top, as shown in section by Fig. 418. The back is then fixed in place with screws to the sides, bottom, and top. The foot piece at the front measures 1 ft. long by 3| in. wide by f in. thick. It is neatly fitted and secured by two sprigs through each of the sides, and to the front edge of the bottom, glue being also used. The sprigs should be punched below the surface, the holes being filled with a stopping to match the wood.

Lid of Coal Vase.—The lid is next taken in hand. Its frame should be made of 2£-in. by J-in. material, the joints being mortised and tenoned. An ovolo mould is worked on the inner front edges, and a J-in/groove is made to receive the panel,

Fig. 423.—Coal Cabinet shown, but of course it may be carved or inlaid according to the worker's taste or ability, in which case the plainness of the material used does not matter. The lid is hinged to the front edge of the top, after being planed to fit, and special hinges are to be had for the purpose, of the same make as those used for piano fulls, but shorter, shovel can be obtained to match, on which

Strap hinges in brass or copper may be may be put n wood handle of the sam»

used (see Fig. 42(1), and are much easier material as the Ik>x. Figs. 121 and 422

to put on, though they are generally used show the shovel holder, which is made from to give ornament to plain lids, which lj-in. by ^»-in. thick strip brass. This is

Figs 424 and 425.—Front Elevation and Cross Section of Coal Cabinet.

Figs 424 and 425.—Front Elevation and Cross Section of Coal Cabinet.

am »imply of board, the grain running vertically, with a narrow clamp at each end tn prevent warping. The coal vase is now ready for polishing. When this is dune, add the liftings, including two handles for th« side*, the lunges, and the brass knob towards the lower edge of the lid.

Coal Shovel and Holder.—A small brass «

easily hammered to the shape shown, and. wheu properly polished and lacquered, is screwed to the back. 5 in. from the floor. This holder keeps the shovel handy, though out of sight (see Fig. U5). A lining of galvanised sheet-iron should be made; but this, of course, is certainly a job for the sheet-metal worker.

Fig. 427.—Mitered Nosing of Coal Cabinet Fig. 429.—Nosing, etc., of Chief Shelf of Coal

Fig. 427.—Mitered Nosing of Coal Cabinet Fig. 429.—Nosing, etc., of Chief Shelf of Coal

Coal Cabinet.

The coal cabinet shown by Fig. 423 (p. 120) is ornamental as well as useful. The coal box falls forward wheu required, the coal and coal shovel being

Fig. 426}.

quite hidden from sight when the box is pushed back into place. An illustration of the pivot and grooved piece by me.tn» of which the rotating movement of the coal box is obtained will be given lati-r Fig. 424 is a front elevation. The construction is fully explained in the vertical crori section (on line a a. Fig. 424) shown by Fin. 425. Some instructive details are presented by Fig. 42G; this illustration shows the method of grooving, housing, mortising and rebating the sides to receive the shelf, rails, back, etc. Fig. 427 is a detail explaining the method of mitering the nosing at K (Fig. 424). Enlarged details

Coal Box.
Fig. «38. 8bMt Metal Coal Box for Cabinet

at H, c, 1». K and r respectively are shown by Figs. 428 to 432. An enlarged part horizontal section on the line a (Fig. 424) is presented by Fig. 433. The arrangement (already referred to) of supporting the coal box on pivots is illustrated by Fig. 434, the actual coal t>ox of iron, without its wooden container, being shown by Fig. 435.

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