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Woodworking designs


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Woodworking designs from Marshall Middle School

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Woodworking designs

  1. 1. Middle School Woodworking Ben Kellman Marshall Middle School Billerica, MA
  2. 2. Side Table Project
  3. 3. SIDE TABLES • Side tables are made of ¾” poplar • Legs are ‘1x3’s( ¾ x 2.5”); taper is cut with bandsaw and then hand-planed • Rails are 1x4’s or 1x6’s • Top and middle shelf are edge-glued 1x6’s; top edge is finished with 3/8” roundover done with portable router • Fastening is done with countersunk 1-5/8” drywall screws, covered with wood filler • Tables are finished with polyurethane
  4. 4. Variation on table Includes 1” stripe of wenge laminated into top or pull-out drawer
  5. 5. Napkin Holder • The napkin holders use a common base of 1x3 poplar cut to 3” x 2.5” • Side pictures are drawn using templates, cut out on the bandsaw, and hand-sanded • Napkin capacity is 1.5” • Side pictures are fastened to base using countersunk 1-5/8” drywall screws
  6. 6. Merry-Go- Round • The Merry-go-round consists of a an 8” diameter carousel disk with a 5/8” diameter center hole, a 5” diameter disk with a ½” diameter center hole, and an 11” ½” diameter dowel • 4 figures ride on the merry-go-round; these could be laser-cut • The carousel disk is suspended by nylon string
  7. 7. Letters • Letters, cut out with a coping saw, are a fun project • Tops and bottoms should have a flat area for gluing together, using a ¼” dowel for added strength
  8. 8. Jewelry stand is made of a found stick attached into a 4.5” diameter disk of 1x6 poplar; brass hooks can then be added to the branches
  9. 9. Clock/Wall shelf
  10. 10. Clock Wall shelf • Shelves are made of 1x4 poplar • Top and clock face is 1x6 poplar • Shelves fastened with countersunk 1 5/8” drywall screws • Hours are marked with hardwood plugs sanded flat • Clock is battery powered quartz unit- see
  11. 11. Table Clock • Base and top are 1x3 poplar • Clock face is edge-glued 1x6 poplar • Hours are marked with 3/8” wood plugs sanded smooth • Quartz movement and hands from
  12. 12. Rocking figures • Rockers( 2) are from 1x4 poplar or pine • Figure in center is traced using template
  13. 13. Baskets • Baskets can be in all different sizes • Side strips are ¾” w x 3/16” thick, attached with brads and glue • End panels can be plain or whimsical • End panel can include a ¾” dia hole for dowel-handle
  14. 14. Figures can be made from ¾” pine notched to fit together without glue
  15. 15. Detail of deer figure
  16. 16. Paddle-Wheel Boat
  17. 17. Box with sliding top • Box is ¼” x 2.5” pine • Slot for top is 1/8”( cut on table saw)
  18. 18. Spoon • Spoon is mahogany, with blank 1.5” x 3.5” • Bowl cut with gouge, then rest on bandsaw