LumberJocks

Technique Thursday #1: November 4, 2010

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 11-04-2010 02:32 PM 3907 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Technique Thursday series no next part

I thought I’d post something for each day of the week. Thursday’s will be Technique Thursday. I’ll tell about some sort of technique that I use in woodworking.

Templates: Can’t stress how important templates are. I’ll build them from 1/2” material to form the shape of a cut out. I always use a mechanical means of making a straight cut or a perfect arc (fence, straight edge, compass). It will then be used to trace onto the good piece, rough cut with a jig saw, and the cleaned up using the template, router, and a pattern bit. Notice in some of my building pictures the perfect cuts on cutouts. Example: the face of a murphy bed where the leg hinges connects. Maybe not needed, but it is pleasing to the eye to have perfect straight cuts and slightly rounded corners.

Here is a video of a leg hinge hole being cut in a murphy bed face panel: Template Cutting


Hole for leg hinge on murphy bed face


Holes for lights in murphy bed header

For more building pictures, see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com.

Watch us live:
Watch Live

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm



1 comment so far

View Toolz's profile

Toolz

1003 posts in 2464 days


#1 posted 11-04-2010 10:09 PM

Great reminder Chris. Thanks

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase