Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Band Saw by Lois Ventura

By Lois Ventura

Insight and Inspiration

Fluid, stylish and specific, Lois Keener Ventura's bins bring up woodworking to a latest paintings shape. you could catch a similar results on your personal paintings following this guide's step by step band observed techniques.

Whether you need to recreate those bins as they seem the following or upload your individual precise diversifications, this booklet offers the guide and concept you would like. From slicing to completing, you will discover styles, photographs and transparent instructions that make each step effortless to accomplish with simple instruments and materials.

Projects commence easily and growth into extra problematic designs, permitting you to construct your talents as you construct every one new field. better of all, those containers are as useful as they're beautiful, making them ideal items to promote or provide as gifts.

"There's an artist that hides within the middle of each woodworker, expecting that one notion to set him free."—Lois Keener Ventura

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53. To avoid splitting the wood when mortising near the top of the legs or when turning the narrow feet, I cut the jquare blanks about 7Yzin. oversize on each end. Next, I laid out the moftises and bored out the space betlveen ihe iayout lines using a brad-point bit with a diameter just slightly smaller than the width of the mortise. as shown in the bottom photo on the facing page. If you don't have a correct-size bradpoint bit, you could also use a Forstner or spur bit. A fence clamped to the drill-press table helped me align the holes.

3/+x23/tx34 Leg, beforetapering, 3/tx23 /+ x 17lz Leg tapers to 1 in. wide at bottom. Miter leg edges to 45" and glue them together. porary planer bed and screwed a lip to the underside of the plywood to keep the bed from being drawn through the planer. To laminate the curved rails, I applied glue to three of the strips with a narrow paint rolier, wrapped them in plastic to minimize the mess and held them tightly to the form with a 3-in. hear,y-duty band clamp After the first lamination had dried for 24 hours, I repeated the process for the second set of rails.

Per pass with a flush-trimming bit with the bearing mounted above the cutter. Be careful not to contact the template until you've cut deep enough for the bearing to ride along the template. Step 4: Position the mortise template on the frame's base block and rout awav waste in the center of the moftises. Again, keep the router bit away from the template until the bearing will ride on it. Souare up the moftise cornerswith a chisel. Becksuoort made tbis glass-top coffee ta,ble from tbick stock rescued from tbe scrap bin.

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