Making garden furniture from wood by Anthony Hontoir

By Anthony Hontoir

No backyard is whole with out sympathetic furnishings. utilizing simplified woodworking strategies, this publication covers fourteen items starting from tables and chairs to poultry homes and fencing: all are either worthy and pleasant additions to any backyard. comprises tasks ranging in trouble for beginner and skilled woodworkers to take pleasure in; suggestion on instruments and fabrics; rationalization of jointing suggestions; transparent step by step directions for every venture, with slicing lists; supported by way of over one hundred sixty color photos and line art

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Occasionally you may find a slight discrepancy between the diameter of the dowel material and the drill bit used to bore out the receiver holes, giving you a dowel that is either too loose in its hole or too big to fit. For this reason it makes sense to carry out a trial run on a piece of scrap wood before you begin preparing your dowel joints in the workpiece. Ideally, the dowel should slide into its hole with no more than firm pressure from the fingers. The dowel joint. There are two distinct types of dowel joint used in this book.

Provided the knot is live and quite small, it should present no real problem, but large dead knots are a liability and ought to be avoided. They are distinguished by a surrounding black mark, and often the centre of the knot is ready to fall out, if it has not already done so. Knots such as this one are hard to avoid in softwoods such as pine. Knotty wood is quite acceptable for garden furniture, and besides, when you give it a thorough application of wood preservative and finish, which often contains a colour, by the time you have finished treating the wood, the knots are hardly noticeable.

The more expensive models of jigsaw have a variable-speed cutting action, governed by the amount of finger pressure exerted on the switch. Chisel It is advisable to have a set of good quality chisels covering a range of sizes so that you can select the most suitable width of blade for the job in hand. Typical blade widths would be 6mm (¼in), 9mm (⅜in), 13mm (½in), 16mm (⅝in), 19mm (¾in) and 25mm (1in). The firmer chisel has a strong cutting blade with square edges, whereas the bevelled chisel has two sloped edges, making the tool ideal for cutting dovetail joints, although dovetails do not appear in any of the projects in this book.

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