Carpentry for Beginners: Things to Make

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Moffat, Yard, 1917 - Woodwork - 248 pages
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Page 37 - ... varnish should be removed and the surface sandpapered fresh and clean. The back piece should be about a half inch thick and twenty inches long, although this measurement may have to be changed a little if the toweling is of some special width. The shape of the end blocks is clearly shown in the drawing. A hole about a half or three-quarters of an inch in diameter is to be bored in the center half-way through, after which the wood extending from the hole to the top of the block is to be cut away,...
Page 212 - The cord then be carried downward and out to onesideunderthebase. Quite the most difficult feature will be the construction of the shade. The dimensions of one of the four sections are given in the accompanying sketch. Accurately lay out the pattern on a sheet of paper and transfer it to each of the four pieces, which may be of several materials. If wood is used, the cross grain at the top and bottom must be reenforced with strips glued on the inside.
Page 149 - J remains to make two slots in the two upper crosspieces to receive the ends of this piece, and the whole chair iriay be assembled. Set up with glue, secure each joint with a small peg or wire nail, and clamp until set. Small square strips should be attached to the inner surfaces of the four seat crosspieces, after which the seatboard must be accurately fitted in and secured thereto with glue and screws.
Page 220 - At the outset it may be well to state that, in the construction of the rustic table, it is not imperative the top be circular in form, although a round one is prettier. The top is in two thicknesses, the upper one projecting about an inch beyond the lower all around. Each layer is made up of three or four boards, and the two circles are fastened together with glue and numerous screws set hi from the under side.
Page 84 - ... from underneath. A two and a half inch strip should then be placed underneath to support the overhanging portion. The back boards should be of about half inch stuff and may be attached with wire nails. Any desired arrangement of shelves or pigeon holes for stationery can be placed inside. Each door should be of but one piece and attached with long strap hinges of suitable finish. MILL BILL PCS.( 2 2 2 8 1 1 2 8 DIMENSIONS Ix 10^/4x64.
Page 115 - ... the whole temporarily fitted together in order to make sure that everything is all right. A three-quarter inch strip is now to be fastened along the inner surface of each of the seat crosspieces to support the false bottom. The back and side panels are now in order and should be worked out with a fret saw and accurately finished around the edges with sandpaper, after which cut grooves...
Page 125 - MUSIC CABINET Time was when music came only on sheets of paper, but now it comes on cylinders, on disks of three or four standard diameters, on rolls of paper, and on thin metal, so that the fitting up of the interior of the present design for a music cabinet must be left to the individual need. If for phonograph records, due consideration should be given to the MUSIC-CABINETrelative number of ten or twelve-inch records on hand.
Page 183 - White enameled furniture is not only peculiarly appropriate for the bedroom, but is well adapted to home construction, inasmuch as soft and inexpensive woods may be used and any slight defects in the wood or in the fitting may be puttied over. The use of putty further simplifies the construction by making it possible to use nails wherever desired. Those who have not seen new wood properly treated...
Page 138 - The four identical upper crosspieces are now in order, and will be tenoned to match the legs, after which the eight pieces thus far made will be fitted together so that the exact length of the diagonals may be determined. These latter will then be made ready, and each must be notched out, where they cross in the center, to one half its depth. The structure may now finally mortised for the top crosspieces.
Page 241 - HOUSE 243 woodpecker has a preference for nesting in a deep cavity. The accompanying sketches illustrate a house adapted to their needs, designed to be placed on a pole or on the stump of a branch in a tree. Bluebirds, it may be stated, appear to have an aversion for a house that is suspended from above. The special feature in the design of this house is the provision made for cleaning — a matter too often overlooked in planning bird houses.

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