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Issue 61

  • $8.00


Projects

  • Wide-screen TV cabinet

Add a wide-screen TV to this elegant cabinet and turn your lounge room into a cinema.

  • Dovetailed campaign chest

Traditional dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery, some veneering and brass fittings make this project a rewarding challenge.

  • Through dovetail jig

The principle behind dovetail jigs is that the angle of the fingers is the same as the angle of the cutter. Slice up a polyethylene breadboard and have a go at this jig.

Techniques

  • Steel drawer slides
  • Euro-style hinges
  • Random orbital sanders
  • 5 Easy sawhorse upgrades
  • Half-blind dovetails
  • Fitting brass corners
  • Driving screws
  • Wiping varnish
  • Plastic
  • Extras - tip-out drawers and crisp, clean cutouts