39 - Modular Wall Storage , страница 7

39 - Modular Wall Storage , страница 7

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.

FIRST: "

RIP TOP TO ROUGH WIDTH OF 23/4" _

NOTE:

CUT MORTISE 1/2" DEEP

NOTE:

SEE DETAILS ON

PAGE 6 TO

LAY OUT DOVETAILS

WASTE

RIP BEVEL TO

MATCH--"

TAPER ON SIDE

SECOND:

BEVEL FRONT EDGE (SEE DETAIL 'a')

11/2"-DIA. HOLE

CROSS SECTION

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.

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