Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 28, 2000 · Page 28
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 28

Ukiah, California
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Friday, January 28, 2000
Page 28
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8—FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2000 ON THE MARKET Kingsley includes cottage for semi-separate living By Associated Designs The Kingsley is actually two houses in one. A covered walkway connects the main house to a small cottage at the back. This space is ideal for older children, not quite ready to fly the nest, Laundry appliances, deep sink, and a roomy pantry are mere steps from the kitchen, housed in a combination utility/mud room that's also accessible from the patio. Storage space is abundant in the bedroom wing. Three closets nestle into spaces in the hallway, and the who enjoy their privacy but also appreciate sharing time with the family. Its kitchenette is adequate for breakfast and lunch preparation, but not designed for com- 3** master suite has two roomy walk- in closets as well. In bedroom two, a closet fills one whole wall. The Kingsley's master bath is fully outfitted with a double vanity, shower and private water closet. Space that could have been used to create a more luxurious bathroom has been devoted to a private den. Connected to the master suite by a hallway, this room could also serve as a small home office. For a review plan, including scaled floor plans, elevations, section and artist's conception, send $20 to Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Dr., Eugene, Ore, 97402. Please specify the Kingsley 30-184 and include a return address when ordering. A catalog featuring over 250 home plans is available for $ 12. For more information call (800) 634-0123. Inside the main house, the skylit kitchen is much larger. Standing at the sink, you have a panoramic view of both gathering spaces, plus scenes framed by windows in three directions. You can even enjoy watching flickering flames in the gas log fireplace, Outfitted with stools, one jtrelch of the kitchen counter serves as an eating and conversation bar. A vaulted ceiling expands the volume of the living room, and in the dining room, French doors open onto a partially covered patio. Local news, weather & sports in the Daily Journal Making a job faster, easier By POPULAR MECHANICS For AP Special Features Whether you're a serious home craftsman with the skill to create ornate finished furniture, or just someone who enjoys puttering around in the shop working on simple projects, here are some clever shop techniques that can make a job go easier and faster, and even help you out in a pinch: 1. When trying to use a jointer plane to make a sharp; square edge on a board, a wooden guide attached to the bottom of your plane helps you keep it from tipping to one side or the other. Choose a square-edged piece of three- quarter-inch stock 3 or 4 inches wide and cut it about 3 inches longer than the plane. Cut a notch one-eighth inch deep by one-half inch wide in the guide's top edge to clear the protruding plane iron (blade) so the guide will sit flat against the plane's base. Bore two three-sixteenth-inch diameter mounting holes through the plane's base three-eighths of an inch from the edge. Attach the guide to the plane with two 1-and-one-quarter-inch No. 8 sheet- metal screws. To use, simply keep the guide flat against the face of the workpiece while planning. The guide will keep the edge square and prevent the plane from tipping. 2. Sawdust that collects along the fence of a radial arm screw can cause inaccurate cutting. The sawdust forms small mounds that keep the workpiece from fitting tightly against the fence. Spacer blocks made from one-eighth- by-three-quarters by 1-inch softwood spaced 6 inches apart along the fence leaves a slot that allows the sawdust to escape. Attach the spacers to the outside surface of the fence flush with the bottom edge with small nails. Position the fence on the saw so the spacer blocks face forward below the worktable's surface. Don't put a block directly under the saw-blade path. Tighten the fence lock knobs to hold the fence securely in place, 3. Cutting wooden rings using a saber saw or jigsaw requires time consuming setups. Using a multiple blade hole saw and a drill makes perfect rings (and neat holes for tools or glasses in the board you can cut them from). Mount two blades in the hole saw's toolhead at the same time picking them to produce a ring of the required thickness and diameter. You can use either a handheld electric drill or a drill press. 4. You can make small-diameter decorative finials and knobs without a wood lathe by mounting a dowel in the chuck of a drill press or an electric drill mounted in a drill stand. Working with files, rasps, abrasive tapes and cords, you can easily contour the dowel to the desired shape. For best results, run the drill at its highest speed and use the fine-grit abrasives for the finishing touches. 5. Cutting dadoes in the uprights to mount shelves often leaves splintered edges where the saw tears the cross- grain, especially in plywood veneers. To prevent this, score two lines just outside the lines of the cut with a sharp razor knife. The cuts make clean dadoes with saws, routers, or shapers. MORTGAGE RATE SURVEY • UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL i ^Al"l*;iO .U.LAHAUJU^bll (.U.IOHi.lllH. Work) Savings 548-8370 $100 8.270 30 ifcBffiiffllfflytffB 8-000 1.000 STsSsM \p£?3S « fflpn •^Mr l £$ffl.i--&Kr*iPP £*VW^'.'ffi[*? VyMfMnfrw liX»»i*»Hn>*<to'to HOM miM 1 «i>^» i • • . . AtM vmltmiilimmMmMim . UTi RATES COLLECTED!juu>fw »•>«»> Inf « J,tu ! Jinmty

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