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Blog entry by AlexHarris posted 1103 days ago 1990 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ!

Sorry to anyone who got the wrong video first time they viewed, I embeded the wrong video but that has now been rectified.

I am by no means what you would call an experienced hand tool user and I tend to use them in conjunction with my powertools. Nevertheless following a hand tool project where I made some bookends which I did a few weeks ago… you can check that out by clicking on the link… Here!

Anyway after that video I was asked about cutting dovetails so here is the video which I posted.

Enjoy!

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com



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Ritty

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#1 posted 1103 days ago

there was no dovetails involved here. i dont get it?

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 1103 days ago

Yep, incorrect title to this post. Tough way to bevel ends of boards, too. Try the block plane instead of rasp and sandpaper. Nice bookends, and great scraper skills. Well done.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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AlexHarris

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#3 posted 1102 days ago

MESSAGE TO ALL!
Sorry for the confusion, I embeded the wrong video when I posted this the first time. I have now sorted this out and the correct dovetail video is on, sorry to anyone who was disapointed.

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 1102 days ago

You have many great projects in your future. I am inspired by your youth and talent.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 1102 days ago

great job

-- Norman

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bigike

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#6 posted 1102 days ago

very nice vid, keep up the good work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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huntter2022

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#7 posted 1102 days ago

nice vid thanks for your time

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1102 days ago

There’s nothing better in woodworking than getting started at a young age. Keep up the good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bob N

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#9 posted 1101 days ago

Alex,

Watching your videos always puts me to shame. At such a young age you have developed so many excellent woodworking skills that many of us older folks can only drool over.

Keep up the great work of sharing your knowledge and being an inspiration to the rest of us.

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mnpete

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#10 posted 1101 days ago

Nicely done Alex! Keep up the good work bud.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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woodklutz

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#11 posted 1101 days ago

Nice presentation, to the point easy to follow. Well done!

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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