Popular Woodworking 2005-02 № 146, страница 28




Popular Woodworking 2005-02 № 146, страница 28

Tricks of the Trade

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Hiding Reinforcing Dowels

It's common practice to use dowels to reinforce screws driven into end grain, but visible dowel ends are unacceptable in some cases. For example, I wanted to make some boxes with screw-joined sides but I didn't want the dowel ends to show on the outside of the box.

To solve the problem, I took advantage of a Forstner bit's ability to make a flat-bottom hole. I was able to drill the dowel holes most of the way through the box walls from the inside of the box for most of the screws. For

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the lowest screws, I drilled the dowel holes upward. In this way, all screws obtained good grip in the long grain of the dowels without exposing any of the dowels on the outside surface of the box.

Bradley Blair New York, New York

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Lag Screw Levelers

Certain shop fixtures such as independent table saw extension tables and freestanding lumber racks must sit level on the floor to do their job properly. Sometimes simply shimming under these items isn't the most practical solution, especially if you move them occasionally. You could, of course, buy table leveler hardware that mounts to the bottom end of a leg, but they're often not substantial enough to hold up to heavy loads being dragged across a shop floor. Instead, I drive hefty 3/8" or V2" lag screws into the legs. They are heavy duty, perfectly adjustable, simple to install and cheap. What more could a woodworker possibly ask for? PW

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