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By Tim Snyder

«The New Yankee Workshop».
In this booklet, the writer offers thirteen woodworking initiatives, together with a rocking horse, an Adirondack chair, a nook cabinet, a pencil-post mattress, a butlers desk and a backyard bench. the writer is a tv host of «The New Yankee Workshop».

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38 Z0835 I CHAPTER 3 pg. indd38 38 2/7/07 10:21:42 AM C R E AT I N G W O R K I N G D R AW I N G S A N D C U T L I S T S To dimension a piece from a photograph, use doublesided tape to hold the picture to the center of a piece of vellum fixed to a drawing board. Then hold a straightedge parallel to the outlines of the face view of the piece in the photograph and extend the outside height and width lines onto the vellum. To dimension the heights of elements such as drawer faces and doors, lay an architect’s rule across the extended overall height line and baseline.

In general, the smallest dimensions are kept closest to the object. the drawing process. If the photograph or sketch is from a catalog or design book, the dimensions are often given in a caption. Otherwise, you’ll have to make an educated guess based on standard dimensions for the particular type of furniture. If you’re lucky, the photograph itself reveals clues to the piece’s overall size. For example, I derived the dimensions for a Stickley bookcase from a picture in a catalog by using the height of the encyclopedias posed on the shelves as a scale reference.

I use this special circular rule, called an Angle-Ease, to quickly find the degree at which to cut the joints of components that must meet at compound angles—the tool gives me a direct readout once I dial in the outline angles. 60 Z0835 I CHAPTER 4 pg. indd60 60 2/7/07 10:28:14 AM M E A S U R E M E N T A N D L AYO U T T O O L S TOOLS TO LAY OUT FIXED SPACES These tools are used to lay out lines or marks that must be spaced to certain and uniform distances. While you can do this work with a ruled straightedge and a marking tool of some kind, in almost every instance the specialized tools we’ll cover here do the job more efficiently and more accurately.

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