Lumber: 1 piece white or yellow pine, 13/16x5 5/8x10 1/2 inches.
1 piece white or yellow pine 13/16x1 7/8x11 inches. (Cypress or Oregon pine may be substituted for white or yellow pine.)
Hardware: 6 flat head bright wood screws 1 1/4 inch, No. 8.
Fig. 11. Position to Hold Sand Paper and Sand Paper Block.
Fig. 12. Setting a Plane.
Sharp lead pencil, rule, try square, jack plane, handy saw, brace, 3/8 inch bit, No. 5/32 inch twist drill, countersink, screw driver.
Pieces. Finished Dimensions. 1. 3/4x5 1/2xl0 in.
1. 3/4x1 3/4x5 1/2 in.
1. 3/4x1 3/4x4 1/2 in.
Reduce all pieces to finished dimensions.
Draw a center line lengthwise of big piece.
a point on line just drawn 2 1/4 inches from one end and bore 3/8 inch hole.
Locate points on each of the small pieces for screws.
Bore holes for screws with 5/32 inch twist bit and countersink the holes.
Clamp all pieces accurately in position in vise and assemble with screws. If white pine or other soft wood is used the screws may be forced into the large piece without drilling a hole, but if yellow pine or other hardwood is used a hole should be made for starting the screw with a smaller bit than that used for the shank of the screw.
The screw driver should be held straight and pressed firmly so as not to mar the slot in the screw.
The hole for the head of the screw should be countersunk so that the bead is slightly below the surface of the wood.
Fig. 13. Countersinking a Hole.