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Wood-working for Beginners

Charles G. Wheeler

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .as for the bench, depends somewhat on your own height, and may be anywhere from 18" to 2' 3". Experiment with boxes to find the most convenient height. If too low, you will have to stoop over too much. If too high, it will be awkward to rest your knee on a board, to saw, and to fit work together.

Fig. 106.

Fig. 107.

Fig. 108.

Fig. 109.

If you have a piece of fairly good joist, from 1½" × 3" to 3" × 6", you can use it for the tops of your horses. Saw off two pieces from 2' to 3' long. Mark the best sides for the top. Mark each end like Fig. 106 (showing top and bottom) with the pencil, measuring carefully so that the bevel or slant will be the same for both legs (see Bevel). Holding the work in the vise, with saw[89] alone or saw and chisel remove the pieces marked, so that the end will have the shape shown in Fig. 107. If you use the . . . Read More