By Xavier Roberts
This e-book presents a primary direction in Carpentry.
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O Cut to size. Place the wood across a portable bench or a sturdy surface, and cut the wood according to your measurements. o Screw the doorstop to the frame. Place the top of the doorstop in position and drill it in place. Use at least three screws to secure the doorstop to the frame. When you have successfully fitted the top piece, repeat this process for the two remaining sides of the doorstop. Warnings • • • Drill Safety: Wear goggles and keep loose items of clothing, hair and jewelery tucked away.
O Dust ejector. A few newer saws are equipped with a dust ejector to blow the sawdust away from the operator's face and from the mark where the cut is being made. o Laser tracking light. Some newer saws are equipped with a laser that projects a bright, red line down the path of the blade travel. These can also be purchased to retrofit on older units that are not factory equipped with them. o Blade guard. This should be considered a essential safety feature on any saw, and has two parts, the fixed guard over the top of the blade, and the floating guard, which rolls out of the way as the saw is pushed into the work piece.
O Open a hinge and place it on the door in line with the mark you have just made. Draw around it with a pencil. Repeat this for the other hinge. o 7. Cut hinge recesses (mortises). Use a chisel to make shallow recesses, called mortises, in the door, within the pencil marks. Strip away the surplus wood and trim the recess until the hinge is flush with the wood. Be conservative; if you chisel out too much, it will be very hard to fix. 8. Drill pilot holes. With each hinge flap in its mortise, mark the screw positions with a pencil.