Kevin Ley's Furniture Projects: Practical Designs for Modern by Kevin Ley

By Kevin Ley

Those positive tasks were featured separately in furnishings and Cabinetmaking magazine--and the following they're jointly, in a single good-looking, informative assortment guaranteed to whet any cabinetmaker's urge for food to begin paintings. Over 2 hundred images and eighty diagrams, drawn from a variety of layout types, will fast have you ever making those eminently invaluable and engaging items: an elm and burr elm coffer chest; chests of drawers (one within the Arts and Crafts demeanour, the opposite Shaker); an oak show cloth wardrobe; an easy nest of tables; a nook cabinet; and bosses' desks. Ley dispenses knowledge on tips to accommodate flow in wooden; on identifying, conditioning, and utilizing local woods; and on growing the proper furniture-making workshop. Even newbies can do those!

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In the wood, in order to prevent the glue from chilling while being used. When straight joints have to be glued, they must be made perfectly level both pieces must be brushed over with glue, and the two pieces rubbed together with some strength, in order to press the surplus glue from out of the joint, and then put on one ; side to dry. When a leaf or small piece of carving is broken ofi^, it is merely glued and pressed on, and held for a few minutes, or tied on with string, or fixed in its place — 21 v^atk is some other means Warping unless they to ; it is only in straight joints that necessary to rub the two pieces of is it together.

Be ground on a grindstone and 3 are ground on their convex side, at an angle of 23 degrees, turning them slightly all the while, so as to grind them evenly. When they are brought to a nice edge others may be taken up, Firstly, then, they must well wetted with water as Nos. 4 and 5 : ; the same method applies to these, except that they will require a are more curved. all thus, Nos. 1, 2, No. 6 more turning roimd, as they ground only on its concave side. little is No. 7, the parting tool, requires great care in grinding two outside flat parts must be groimd, but the difficidty ; the is to 19 do exactly as mucli to one side as to the other.

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