By Ray Hemachandra
From a closed hutch and bedside desk to cabinets, curios, and a waterfall chest of drawers, those 500 remarkable modern cupboards show off the paintings and craft of excellent furnishings making. those newly made works have fun form, joinery, detailing, colour, or the sophisticated mixture of all these characteristics. chiefly, every bit testifies to the layout and technical talents of its author, and has that the majority useful component to all mind's eye.
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Draw a horizontal line slightly longer than the length of the ellipse, then draw a vertical line slightly longer than the ellipse width. Make sure the lines are perpendicular to each other. Mark Points X, Y and Z on a straightedge made from cardboard, stiff paper or a thin piece of wood. XZ should be equal to one-half the length of the ellipse and XY should be equal to one-half the width of the ellipse. Position the straightedge so that Point Z falls along the vertical line and Point Y falls along the horizontal line.
Since dovetail angles are often specified as slopes, the chart below lists common dovetail angles and their approximate slopes. NGLE DOVETAIL ANGLE APPROXIMATE SLOPE (degrees) 7 8 9 11 14 60 1:8 1:7 1:6 1:5 1:4 CHAPTER TWO Dowel Joints • Use a dowel diameter that’s between one-third and one-half the stock thickness (for example use a 1 ⁄ 4", 5 ⁄ 16" or 3 ⁄ 8"-diameter dowel for 3 ⁄ 4"thick stock). • When boring dowel holes, add 1 ⁄ 16" clearance at each end to allow for excess glue. • When using dowels to help align edge-to-edge joints, space the dowels 8" to 12" apart.
Although they work just fine for most applications, keep in mind that these rules are not absolute, so there will be occasional exceptions. Mortise-and-Tenon Joints • When the mating parts are the same thickness, make the tenon about one-third the stock thickness. • When cutting a blind mortise and tenon, make the mortise 1 ⁄ 16" to 1 ⁄ 8" deeper than the tenon length. The added space provides room for any excess glue to collect, allowing the joint to fully close when clamp pressure is applied.