[Building A Crosscutting Sled

A crosscutting sled is one of the handiest and safest lable saw accessories you'll ever own. They are simple to build and a real pleasure to use when cutting wide panels. There are a number of options and safety features that can be added to your crossculling sled. One woodworker painted the blade guard board red as a reminder ol the danger zone near the blade. Some have Installed Plexiglas guards above the saw blade path, and a few others have built a small enclosed box on the back of the sled...

Metric Conversion Chart

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Building a Laminate

There are two thicknesses of high-pressure laminate materials. The thinner version is used to manufacture post-formed countertops that are common in almost every kitchen and bathroom. The thicker general purpose GP laminates are used for applications like the top you're about to build here. The GP material is able to stand more abuse because of its thickness. This great-looking wood-edged countertop style has a number of uses. It can be used as a kitchen or bathroom countertop, a work center...

Laminate Tabletop Construction

There is a countertop style that's easily made and well within any woodworker's capabilities. The process involves attaching a wood edge trim to a panel, called the substrate, and covering the top with a high-pressure laminate. These laminates are made with decorative surface papers impregnated with melamine resins that are pressed over kraft paper core sheets. These sheets are then bonded at pressures of 1,000 pounds or more per square inch with temperatures approaching 300 F 149 C . The...

Knockdown Hardware

Furniture that can be taken apart is a necessary requirement for some people. That need has led to the development of a whole range of joinery bolts that allow for quick disassembly without damage. Cabinet and furniture makers have developed many applications for this type of fastener. It's often seen on children's beds and storage shelving systems. The Europeans have expanded the use of these bolts and developed an extensive line of knockdown furniture.

Decorative End Caps

Another version of decorative bolt joinery uses a finished end cap. The bolt Is often hidden and only the cap is visible. The head is about 14 in diameter and is drawn tight to the material surface. These cap nuts provide a sound mechanical connection. They are also used on high-stress joints such as bed frames. Some quick-connect hardware requires a hole. Once the locking cam is secured in the hole and the pin is installed In the piece to be joined, a cam is turned to lock the pieces together....

Standup Desk

If you think better on your feet, then you provides a place to sit if you want to rest definitely need this desk. You can put your your feet. foot on the front rail and get really corn- Many of the techniques used to build fortable. The two drawers have pencil this desk are the same as are used to build holders and plenty of room for paper stor- the walnut writing desk in the previous age. The top has a faux leather panel that chapter. Just refer back to that chapter to provides a nice writing...