By Dirk Boelman, Kerry Shirts, Patrick Spielman

Stimulating and educational, this source for scroll-sawyers and woodworkers is going past the standard fundamentals guide, delivering a much wider diversity of styles and invaluable completing info. The vision-expanding projects—from such masters as Patrick Spielman and Kerry Shirts—help intermediates take that subsequent step and turn into entire artists. one of the appealing, skill-enhancing ideas are ornamental scrollwork; “painting” with wooden, utilizing segmented and stained items; and scrolling and sculpting. Craft swish decorative birds with elaborately scrolled feathers, and droop them from twine. a short and straightforward leaping Jack Santa toy might help make Christmas merry. Even newbies can entire any of the colourful and cute animal pictures in wooden. Or attempt dependent clock initiatives, domestic components, symptoms, and different favourite topics.

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50) SECTION 3 OVERVIEW This eighteenthcentury secretary shows how simple and complex shapes can add interest and functionality to furniture. earning to balance, proportion, and draw geometric shapes as well as freeform curves is essential to the design and construction of pleasing furniture. To cut a shape, you first need to define it, which usually means drawing it. Although shapes can be drawn freehand, achieving symmetry and accuracy is easier with measuring instruments and templates. A straightedge is a template for ensuring that a line is straight and true.

The challenge it to keep it flat. Old textbooks recommend gluing narrow boards together to create wide panels. But this method yields an unattractive panel with plenty of gluelines and mismatched grain. I prefer instead to use wide figured stock for tabletops, door panels, and drawer fronts. In fact, I typically use only one board for tops of small tables, lids for slant front desks, and raised panels in doors. Often To avoid problems matching the grain in wide panels, try to find wide figured panels.

A ➤ See “Taper on the Bandsaw with a Jig” at left. B C D E Straight-Edged Shapes 49 TAPERS Four-Sided Taper on the Table Saw Hardwood block pivots on screw. Use lowest steps for first cut. This step works in conjunction with pivot block. A 50 B C D E Straight-Edged Shapes The process for cutting a four-sided taper is much like the procedure for cutting a two-sided taper. The difference is the jig. There are two steps on the jig: one for the first two cuts and another for the final two cuts (A).

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