Popular Woodworking 2003-10 № 136, страница 22

Popular Woodworking 2003-10 № 136, страница 22

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Tricks of the Trade

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Flattening a Cupped Board

Often the best way to deal with a severely cupped board is to rip it, dress the pieces straight, flat and square, then edge-join them together again. The usual approach is to rip the board down the center into two pieces. But if the board is flatsawn - as most are -this method yields an unattractive grain pattern in the reglued board.

A better approach is to rip the board through the straight-grained areas near the edges of the board. Although this involves a bit more work, the resulting joint lines in the straight-grained areas will not be nearly as noticeable.

John Franks Santa Monica, California

Rip through straight grain areas

File Your Tool Rest for Smoother Turning

When turning smooth, flowing profiles on lathework, scratches or dings in the tool rest can interrupt the motion of the tool, creating flaws on the workpiece. Whenever I notice that my skews or gouges are starting to catch on the tool rest, I smooth its edge with a 10" mill file to remove any roughness. Then, to really make things go easily, I rub some paraffin on the edge of the tool rest and on the shanks of my turning tools. It's amazing how much a little lubrication can aid smoother cutting.

Kenneth Burton New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Putting Your Junk Mail to Work

I've finally found a great use for those pesky plastic cards shaped like credit cards that come in the mail. I just wrap a piece of self-stick sandpaper around one and use it as a sanding block. The thin edges allow for sanding right up to corners and protrusions, as the card will slip into grooves and other tight areas. You can make as many different grit cards as you like, cutting them into any suitable shape if necessary. They work like a charm.

Nathan Dixon Fort Fairfield, Maine


Popular Woodworking October 2003

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