Paper Catcher

One of the nicest features on this stand is the paper shelf (L). This shelf swings up to catch and stack the fan-fold paper as it feeds out, refer to Fig. 13.

shelf stock. I made the shelf by edge-gluing 4/4 stock to get a blank 23 Vz by 12'//. This blank is trimmed to final length to fit between the legs with Vw clearance on each end (22%" in my case). The width of the blank equals the distance from the top of the base back (E) to the top of the top surface, less '/is" for clearance (ll'Vifi" in my case), see Fig. 10.

finger opening. After cutting the shelf to size, bore a l"-dia. finger hole centered IV/ up from the bottom edge, see Figs. 9 and 10.

install hinge. The shelf is mounted to the top with a piano hinge, see Fig. 9. Begin by cutting the hinge to fit between the legs. Then hold it in place against the back edge of the top so the center of the knuckle is aligned with the top edge and mark the pilot holes, see Fig. 10.

Next, hold the hinge so the knuckle is centered on the edge of the paper shelf and mark these pilot holes. Now, drill all the pilot holes and mount the hinge.

shelf stops. To keep the shelf from swinging in and straining the hinge, I fastened vertical shelf stops (M) to the inside faces of the legs, see Fig. 8.

Cut two stops x and pre-drill holes for the wire brads that hold them in place. To position the stops, let the paper shelf hang straight down. Then nail the stops so they're flush against the paper shelf and the base back (E), see Fig. 10.

secure base back. After the stops are in place, I secured the base back (E) to them. Drill a counerbored hole for a No. 8 x 1" screw and then screw the base back to the stop, see Fig. 8.

turnbuckij:. Now all the paper shelf needs is something to hold it up. We found that a turnbuckle (R) made from a XV* x 12" piece of 4/4 stock was the most sensible means of support, see Fig. 11.

To make the turnbuckle, cut a workpiece IVa" wide by 12" long. Then drill a counterbored shank hole centered on the length. (This is for the screw the turnbuckle pivots on, see Detail in Fig. 11.)

notch. Next, cut a 6"-long by %"-deep notch off one-half the length. This notch compensates for the different levels of the surfaces of the top and paper shelf, see Fig. 11.

mount turnbuckije. To mount the turnbuckle, turn the stand upside down and screw the turnbuckle into the paper shelf.

PAPER DRAWER

To complete the stand, I added a drawer to hold the fan-fold paper. This drawer is sized to hold 300 to 400 sheets of fan-fold paper. There's also enough room for several extra printer ribbon cartridges.

cut to size. The front, back, and sides of the drawer are cut from 4/4 stock. First, rip the front (N) and sides (P) 2,r/i6" wide. This width should equal the distance from the bottom of the front edging strip down to the front comer of the leg, less Wi" for clearance, sec Fig. 13. Then rip the back (O) only 2V7 wide to allow space for the turnbuckle, see Fig. 12.

  1. To join the front to the sides, I cut a rabbet on both ends of the front, see Detail in Fig. 12. The back is butted between the sides and screwed in place.
  2. To mount the plywood drawer bottom (Q), cut a W'-deep groove to fit the plywood bottom near the bottom edge of all the pieces, see Side View.

Then, to mount the drawer on the guides, plough a %"-deep by 'VW'-wide runner groove V/ic" down from the top edge of each drawer side. Now slip in the plywood bottom and screw7 the drawer together.

finishing. The last step is to round over all edges of the stand (except those around the drawer and the drawer front itself) with a -Vx" round-over bit. Then I finished the printer stand with polyurethane.

FIGURE 12

FIGURE 12

MATERIALS LIST

Overall Dimensions: 26 Ww x 16Vj"d xl9"h

MATERIALS LIST

Overall Dimensions: 26 Ww x 16Vj"d xl9"h

  • ply 14'Vi* x 23 % ply 1 5% x 23
  • x 1 Vi - 23 x 3V. - 23 "/>» x 7 - 23

A TOP (1) B BASE SHELF (1) C TOP FRONT (1) D BASE FRONT (1) E BASE BACK (1) * F TOP CLEATS (2) G BOTTOM CLEATS (2) H CORNER BLOCKS (4)

I FEET/ARMS (4)" J LEG UPRIGHTS (2) K DRAWER GUIDES (2) L PAPER SHELF(1) * M SHELF CLEATS (2) N DRAWER FRONT (1) O DRAWER BACK (1) P DRAWER SIDES (2) Q DRAWER BOTTOM (1) R TURNBUCKLE (1) * EDGE GLUED FROM THREE PIECES ** MORTISE BEFORE GLUING

V* x % * 14"/,» '/a x 2s/. - 14% 3/a x Va - 2Va IV. x 5'/.. - 16Vi l5/. x SVa - 16'/a */i*x %- 14 * Via x 11 'V.. - 227/» Va x Va - 14v. "/.« x 2'V>* - 22%

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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