Taper Back Uprights

Before assembling the pieces to make the side frames, a taper is cut at the top of the back uprights (A). Note: The uprights have been identical up to this point. But now you have to make sure the taper is cut on the front edge of the upright.

lay them out. To do this, dry-assemble the side frames and lay them dowTi as showTi in Fig. 7. Note: You want to lay the frames down so the rails (C) cross over the uprights on the "inside" face. (This is really just for appearance — the uprights should look like they extend to the floor on the "outside" of the frames.)

mark taper Now draw lines to indicate the taper cut. The taper starts 4" down from the top and ends at the top end, leaving the top lVz" wide, see Fig. 6.

mark centerline. Also, (Iraw a line parallel to the taper line and back V*, see Fig. 6. (This line is used later to align the holes for the connector screws.)

taper cut. After marking out the lines, I cut the taper on a band saw and planed the cut edge smooth. Then to complete the top, I rounded the top corners to a W radius, see Fig. 6.

assembly. Now all the pieces can be glued and clamped to form the frames. After the glue is dry, round the three corners to a 1" radius, see Fig. 7. Then round over all the edges with a V* round-over bit in the router table.

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FIGURE 7

TENON JIG FEATURED IN WOODSMITH ISSUE #24

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TENON JIG FEATURED IN WOODSMITH ISSUE #24

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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