Appendix A. Sequence

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Table A-1. Sequence of projects
Tool Project Skills

SHOP

Surface, clamp, boards, ruler, broom?

Setting Up Shop

Sanity

SHAPING

Knife

Cutting

Sandpaper

Cleanup

Plant/book marker

Cutting edges, understanding grain

Crosscut saw

Simple sawing

Tip cat and Bat

Cutting thicker pieces and curves

Boat carving

Hollowing with a knife

Compass, Dividers, and Straightedge

Layout

Chip carving

Dreischnitt borders

Rosette carving

Seven-sided rosette

Gouge

Carving

Mallet

Striking

Mancala Board

Basic hollowing

Pattern carving

Simple cuts

Scallop molding

Repetitive (molding) carving

Relief carving

Basic shaping

Chisel

Chopping, paring

Chamfered decoration

Chamfer

Curved edge

Making curves with a straight edge

Scratch Stock

(Molding Plane/Cornering Tool)

Molding edges

Hand drill

Making holes

Hook Board

Adding hardware

Spokeshave

Smoothing curves

Rasp, file, float

Rounding and shaping

Simple rounded figure

Rounding and shaping

French curve

Drawing curves

Coping saw

Cutting curves

Plate Board

Shaping and cleaning up large curves

SIMPLE JOINERY

Square

Marking knife

Two-level Trivet

Sawing and assembling

Countersink

smoothing screws

Screwdriver and Screws

assembling with screws

Plane stop

Assembly and positioning

Bench hook

Squaring

Block plane

Smoothing

Shooting board

Dimensioning

Glue

Assembly

Notepaper Holder

Clamping and gluing

Ripsaw

Ripping

Picture frame

Half-lap joints

One-dovetail shelf

Simple dovetail

Hammer and Nails

Assembling with a hammer and nails

Bat box

Nailing, Clinching

MATERIALS PREP

Jack Plane

Coarse (compare to saw)

Jointer Plane

Medium

Smoothing Plane

Fine

Scraper (and Scraper Plane)

Finest

ADVANCED JOINERY

Dovetails

Fireless Cooker

Lots of dovetails

Shoulder Plane

Table

Mortise-and-Tenon (mitered?)

Simple Shoji Screen

Detailed M&T, lap joint

Rabbet Plane

Rabbet

Plow Plane

Grooves

Tongue-and-groove

Dados

Box with sliding top

Sliding Bevel

Beveled box

Making a Drawer

Fitting a Drawer

Korean Scholar’s Desk

Making a Door

Fitting a Door

Dream sections - Go with tools. Workspace - Community shops, specialized shops Knife - Crooked knife Sandpaper - Polish and abrasives? Gouge - Carving Coping saw - Marquetry Rasp - Patternmaking Scratch stock - molding making Hand drill - Boring machine Screwdriver, countersink - Plugs Crosscut saw - Timber saws, logging Marking knife, square - ??? Block plane - shooting plane Clamps - Bending and forms Backsaw - Jointmaker Pro

Adventures - not necessarily as related - "Go look at…" Additional projects. Adventures go with projects. Letter opener for plant/book marker, for example. Drawbore for door.

Dovetails before MT - fewer tools needed (pins first and tails first versions)

Mortise and tenon (chicken roosts? bents?) Frame and panel Closing projects - Limbert trash can? Roycroft bookcase? Cloud lifts and curves? Cabinet Bench with crossbeam. (Through or half dovetailed corners, options for mortise and tenon.)

(Alt - Esherick chairs. More for a shave horse or turning book, though.)

Coarse, medium, fine as recurring theme where possible (Coping saw, rasp, sandpaper - Scrub, jointer, smoother - Sharpening)

Other Tools
Chapter Structure