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A Two Versions. You can use hand-cut dovetail joints (see photo at left) or rabbets, woodscrews, and plugs (right) to hold the rack together. Either way, it creates a strong, mechanical joint.
RIP TOP TO ROUGH WIDTH OF 23/4" _
CUT MORTISE 1/2" DEEP
SEE DETAILS ON
PAGE 6 TO
LAY OUT DOVETAILS
RIP BEVEL TO
TAPER ON SIDE
BEVEL FRONT EDGE (SEE DETAIL 'a')
sides. The rack starts out as itwo sides (A) that are mirror images of each other, see Exploded View on opposite page and Fig. 1 below. To accept a tool rest that's added later, there's a narrow mortise that runs horizontally across each side.
The location of this mortise establishes the final position of the tool rest. So it's a good idea to check that the tool rest will be high (or low) enough to support the blades of your turning tools.
After laying out the mortises, it's a simple matter to cut each one. Just drill a series of overlapping holes, then clean up the sides of the mortise and square up the ends with a chisel.
tapers. Once the mortises are complete, the next step is to cut a gradual taper on the front edge of each side. The tapered sides give the rack a low profile, so it doesn't stick out too far from the wall. . Note: To create a short "flat"
where the base of the rack meets the sides, I started this taper 3/4" up from the bottom.
top & base. At this point, you can set the side pieces aside and concentrate on the top (B) and base (C), see Figs. 2 and 3.
Both of these pieces are cut to final length. And the base is ripped to final width. But to match the taper on the sides, I first ripped the top to a rough width of 2%". Then I beveled the front edge to match the angle on
the sides, see Fig. 2a.
dovetails. Now it's just a matter of laying out and cutting the dovetail joints, see Joinery Details on page 6. Editor's Note: For step-by-step instructions on cutting dovetails by hand, refer to ShopNotes No. 18.
pockets. There's just one thing left to do to complete the base. That's to drill a row of large, shallow holes that form "pockets" for the bottom ends of the tool handles, see Fig. 3.