I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects - Updated and Expanded
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Updated and Expanded!
Beginning woodworkers are constantly stymied by the apparent need for thousands of pounds worth of tools to start their hobby. Once they have the tool, they face a learning curve to understand how to use the tool. The next problem is finding wood to build the projects. Not everyone has a lumberyard nearby.
This book shows you how to build quality furniture projects that can be completed by any woodworker with a modest (but decent) kit of tools in less than two days of shop time, and using raw materials that are available at any home center. The enclosed tool manual explains all the tools and shows you how to perform the basic operations in a step-by-step format.
screws are more brittle than woodscrews, but work fine in most cases and cost less. The downside to the Phillips head is that the end of the bit will eventually wear out. When a Phillips-head screw is fully tight, the bit slips out of the recess in the screw head. This helps you keep from over tightening or stripping the screw, but it is hard on the driver. Get several extra bits of this size. The magnetic bit holder chucks in your cordless drill and uses replaceable insert bits. The #1
is required. Use a pocket hole jig to drill a hole at the lower edge of each of the rails. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to create the pockets. After the pieces are fit and readied for the screws, attach the pieces to the leg assemblies with the recommended screws. Drive nails into the side rails, three per side, and through the end rails into each piece that makes up the top and shelf. Two nails per piece — one ½ from each edge. Use a drill bit or begin the hole with the nail itself in
found in this article are based on a “clean” top built with 1x6 dimensional lumber. The goal is to have a top 27" deep and 44" wide. Two 1×6 × 10' boards of No. 2 pine will be enough lumber for the top (and it’s easy to find at the home center). But if you prefer a more rustic look, ask at your local grocery store if you can grab a few pallets (or check outside by your office loading dock) and pry off more boards than you think you’ll need. Sand down a spot on each board to help you select
from the bottom edge, grabbed a handy bucket off our shop shelves, and used that to draw my arcs. The arc ended at 6" from the side’s bottom edge, so that’s where I installed the shelf later in the process. The position of your shelf can vary based on your radius — or based on what you think looks most attractive. There’s no structural reason that the shelf be aligned with the curve. What’s on hand. You don’t need a compass to draw an arc. Just grab whatever’s handy around the house. I used a
whatever shape you like) on top, and cut it out with a jigsaw. Clean up the cuts with sandpaper, drill a hole for eyes (and hanging), and you’re done. Project 34 Knife Block Flexible protection. This simple knife block allows you to store any size knife. BY CHRISTOPHER SCHWARZ When we build an “I Can Do That” project we buy all the materials from a home center. For this project, however, I also had to stop at the grocery store on the way back to the shop. That’s because this