500 Cabinets A Showcase of Design & Craftsmanship by Ray Hemachandra

By Ray Hemachandra

From a closed hutch and bedside desk to cabinets, curios, and a waterfall chest of drawers, those 500 striking modern cupboards exhibit the artwork and craft of excellent furnishings making. those newly made works have a good time form, joinery, detailing, colour, or the sophisticated mixture of all these features. exceptionally, every bit testifies to the layout and technical abilities of its author, and has that the majority worthy portion of all mind's eye.

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It consists of two pieces of plywood sized for the blade, two 1⁄2-in. square strips at the top that grip the blade, and a pair of 1⁄2-in. by 1-in. spacer strips at the bottom. S AW V I S E Cut out the two large pieces on a table saw. Crosscut the strips 15 in. long on the table saw or by hand. A stop block clamped to the bench, used with a miter box or a bench hook, makes this quick and easy. Use one of the pieces of plywood to adjust the position of the bench hook (B), then cut the strips to length (C).

An 8-in. or 10-in. second-cut mill file will handle most jobs. Because an auger-bit file is small and narrow, it can do a lot more than sharpen auger bits. From coarse to fine: bastard, second-cut, and smooth files. Abrasives 27 SECTION 2 OVERVIEW Six-inch triangular files come in several standard sizes, including regular taper, slim taper, extra slim, and double extra slim. Triangular files are used mainly to sharpen Western saws. 28 Abrasives Triangular files are single cut, taper in length, and are classed by length and width: regular taper, slim taper, extra slim, and double extra slim.

Round files are graded by diameter. They are useful for sharpening chainsaws as well as making custom knives for bead cutters. A file card is used to clean debris from the teeth of a file. one. Meanwhile, clean clogged file teeth with a file card. A bit of chalk rubbed in the teeth will help keep soft materials from clogging a file too quickly. Files are very hard (higher than R-65 on the Rockwell scale), so treat them like edge tools and store them carefully, preferably in a rack or tool roll so they won’t bang against one another.

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