By Ray Hemachandra
From a closed hutch and bedside desk to cabinets, curios, and a waterfall chest of drawers, those 500 amazing modern cupboards show off the paintings and craft of good furnishings making. those newly made works have fun form, joinery, detailing, colour, or the delicate mixture of all these features. exceptionally, every bit testifies to the layout and technical talents of its author, and has that almost all beneficial part of all mind's eye.
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I recommend that you buy four or five 3-in. faceplates so you don't have to mount and unmount them all the time. You'll need a larger faceplate only if you plan to turn large-diameter, heavy work, and even then you can usu ally get away with attaching a large glue block to a smaller faceplate (see the illustration above left). Faceplates are manufactured to fit standard spindle sizes (see the chart on p. 1 3 ) . If you have a lathe with an oddball spindle size, you can make 46 Holding the Work your own faceplate, provided you can find a nut that fits the spindle.
Length between centers: not much much more than 24 in. (on a true bowl lathe the tailstock is minimal, meant only to provide support during roughing) Omamental lathes (OT lathes) • OT attachments do end-grain Capacities are typically modest-no more than 6 in. center height. cutting, side-grain cutting, and threading. • True OT lathes do omamental pattems but are hard to find and expensive. How Much Can You Spend? D ecide how much money you have to spend before shopping for a lathe, and remember that you will need at least $150 for some tools and accessories after you p u r chase you r lathe.
Paper joints need to have a reasonable area in proportion to the diameter of the work. A good starting point is one-third the diameter of the work- Faceplates 51 piece, so a 1 2-in. -dia. glue block. But much depends on the skill of the turner. The beginner who catches now and then will need the paper joint to cover plenty of area, while the seasoned old hand can get away with much less. Mortise-and-tenon joints Bowl turners most often use this method of glue-block chucking. It is particularly useful when something on a face plate (or screw chuck) needs to be turned around for further turning, such as a bowl.
500 Cabinets A Showcase of Design & Craftsmanship by Ray Hemachandra