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Contents Introduction Overview: The Woodworking Process Chapter 1: About Wood How Wood Changes Moisture Content Relative Humidity Equilibrium Moisture Content Measuring Moisture Content and Relative Humidity How Much Expansion? Buying Lumber Furniture Stability Chapter 2: Safety Chapter 3: Flattening Lumber Jointer and Planer Safety The Jointer Planing Direction of Feed Jointer Adjustments Planer Practicalities Chapter 4: The Tablesaw Tablesaw Safety Guarding Arrangements Table Inserts Blades Rip Fences Miter Gauges and Crosscut Sleds Using the Tablesaw Cutting Rough Lumber Adjusting the Tablesaw Chapter 5: The Bandsaw Bandsaw Blades Machine Size Using the Bandsaw Guiding the Work Changing Blades Chapter 6: Routers Plunge Routers Router Features Guiding a Router Choosing a Guidance Method Router Tables Using a Router Using a Router Table Chapter 7: The Mortise-and-Tenon Joint Designing Mortise-and-Tenon Joints Mortising Jig Making and Gluing Tenons Chapter 8: Dovetails Dovetail Jigs Jig Requirements Routing Technique Dovetail Cutters Drawer Dovetails Drawer Sizes Setting Up the Dovetail Jig Procedure for Dovetailing Drawers Chapter 9: Essential Hand Tools Hand Planes Chisels Handsaws Card Scrapers Chapter 10: Drill Presses and Drills Drill Bits Chapter 11: Measuring and Marking Tools Marking Gauge Rulers Measuring Calipers Dial Gauge Micrometer Bar Gauge Heads Squares Chapter 12: Wood Screws Quality Driver Recess Head Style Sizes Using Wood Screws Chapter 13: Resawing Resawing Wide Pieces Chapter 14: Making Wide Panels How Straight Is Straight? Problems With Clamps Thick Panels Gluing Thin Panels Very Large Panels A Warning Chapter 15: Square Assemblies Chapter 16: Sanding Sandpaper Principles of Sanding Sanding by Hand Power Sanders Chapter 17: Gluing PVA Polyurethane Epoxy Clamping Pressure Chapter 18: Sharpening Edged Tools Flattening the Back Honing Chapter 19: Finishing Preparing the Surface Wiping Finishes Building Up a Sheen Projects Section Chapter 20: Chest of Drawers Project Description Parts List Lumber Selection Millwork Dovetailed Box Frame Components Frame Joinery Drawer Bearers Arrangements for a Chest Back Screw Holes for the Top Preparations for Frame Assembly Frame Assembly Frames-to-Box Assembly Leveling the Carcass Top and Bottom Leveling the Carcass Sides Front Stile Chamfers Sanding the Frames Cock Beading Drawer Bearers, Liners, Guides, and Kickers The Plinth The Top Drawers Drawer Stops The Chest Back, Option 1: Plywood The Chest Back, Option 2: Frame-and-Panel Chapter 21: Bookcase Project Summary of Procedures Parts List Dovetailed Box Front and Back Frame Components Screw Holes for Top Joinery Rabbets for Back Frame Center Back Rail Assembling the Frame Stopping the Back Stile Rabbets Frames-to-Box Assembly Plinth The Top Shelf Supports Shelves and Floor The Bookcase Back Chapter 22: End Table or Bedside Table Project Drawer Opening Top Fixing Bedside Table Parts List End Table Parts List Selecting the Lumber Making the Table Joinery Decorating the Legs Shaping the Parts Sanding Before Assembly Assembly After Assembly Cock Beading Drawer Bearers and Guides Making and Fitting the Drawer Drawer Stops Drawer Pull The Shelf The Top Drawer Kicker Final Touches Metric Equivalents Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Furniture making -- Amateurs' manuals.
Power tools -- Amateurs' manuals.