Basic intarsia : with Lucille Crabtree by Lucille Crabtree

By Lucille Crabtree

Intarsia is a craft of precision and artistry. an image is created by way of slicing out after which becoming jointly many items of otherwise coloured and textured woods, very like a jigsaw puzzle. those items are then rounded and formed separately, to create reasonable contours and lend a 3-dimensional impression. while the items are varnished, outfitted jointly, and fixed onto a backboard, they make a superbly polished, professional-looking piece. step by step, this publication indicates you the way to make an intarsia teddy endure wall striking, excellent for a kid's bed room. The undertaking is perfect for somebody simply commencing to examine the paintings of intarsia, educating easy strategies (from settling on your wooden to putting your accomplished piece) and exhibiting tips to take care of universal problems and pitfalls. additionally integrated are styles for a lady teddy undergo and a dinosaur.

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Then saws will cut an extremely smooth miter that needs position the molding on the cabinet (D) and mark the no further handwork before assembly. miter at the opposite end (E). Now attach the front When attaching molding to a cabinet, such as the small, dovetailed box in these photos, I begin by molding first (F). Then apply glue (G) and attach the planing the joints flush at the intersections. Position side returns (H). the plane at a 45-degree angle to avoid tearing out A B C D E F G 36 Outfitting the Shop H SECTION 2 OVER VIEW site where clean crosscuts or miters are needed.

Between the head and tailstock. Before purchasing this specialized machine, SECTION 2 OVER VIEW ➤ HOR SEPO WER Consider motor horsepower when shopping for machinery. When you’re making a heavy cut or during extended periods of use, motors can overheat and temporarily shut down. This can sometimes be avoided by keeping blades and cutters sharp and using a slower feed rate. But underpowered machines are no bargain. Skimping on horsepower can limit the potential use for a machine. It’s important to compare horsepower when shopping for machines.

Trammel points, the compass, and dividers are useful for layout of circles and arcs. 28 Outfitting the Shop A reliable square is a tool that no shop should be without. My favorite is a 12-in. combination square. This multipurpose tool serves as an inside square, outside square, 45-degree square, depth gauge, and straightedge. Get the machinist-quality square; those sold at home centers lack the quality and accuracy for fine work. The sliding-bevel gauge is used for laying out and checking angles other than 90 degrees.

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