The Craft Of Cabinet Making Articles

A series of articles written between 1991 and 1995 for “The Woodworker” magazine about the the life of a furniture designer in the old workshop in Bideford Devon

A tale of sash cramps and grinding wheels

1105 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

When it comes to sash cramps there is a choice that can be made between all metal cramps and cramp heads. Cramp heads are metal ends that mount upon a wooden bar. This allows you to make the bar to whatever length you require. We have got by in the ... [read]

Moving a veneer press

761 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015
veneer press

Well at last we have got into our new workshop. As I write, the workshop has been set up and we are now making things in both "old" and "new" workshops. I must admit to feeling quite pleased with myself for the entire operation from exchange of ... [read]

More production jigs and fine fixtures

812 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

I would hate to suggest we use jigs in our own workshop unthinkingly, heaven forbid, but I will talk briefly about two jobs we have in the workshop at the moment that have made extensive use of jigs. The first is a batch of ten dining chairs made by ... [read]

Dancing a nice jig

778 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015
production jig

I suppose the problem with jigs is that I can't make up my mind about them. I can't make up my mind whether I love them or hate them. When I see complex forms being created immaculately under a jigged system I love them, yet when I see the absence of ... [read]

Concrete floors and tin can machines

1155 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015
bench saw machine

OK, enough about dealers. What do you do when you have bought the things? Well you have got to get it back to your place and having got it back you have got to get it inside your place. Bear in mind these machines, as I said earlier, can weigh ... [read]

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