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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 1557 days ago 1267 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Solid, Flat and Heavy! Part 2 of Torsion box work bench series Part 3: Bench on cabnits »

So you get work done when no one drops by, so it’s been a good day in the shop

Pictures show right side cabinet with 2 doors mounted and adjustable shelf

4 drawers sit on top waiting to go into the other cabinet. first time trying box joints made a jig for the router table but wished I had a 1/2’’ up spiral bit, had more tear out then I would have liked.

Also oak drawer fronts

Top just waiting for the last layer of mdf which is removable after hopefully a long time!





-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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NBeener

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#1 posted 1557 days ago

Wow.

Beautiful job on the panels. Beautiful job on the joinery.

Looks great!

-- -- Neil

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SPalm

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#2 posted 1557 days ago

Nice, and massive.

Looks like you have been fun with a dovetail jig too. Good job on the straight board joining. Or a board stretcher as we use to call it. Some of the boards look pretty long to stand on end in a jig. Do you have a hole cut in the floor? Any hints on how you did it?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 1557 days ago

I do like using my leigh jig it’s a D4 that i’ve had for over 10 years, just started using ita again this is the 4 project in 2 months i’ve used it.

The boards at 2.5’ long so they fit under the jig no problem, the key to the jig is make sure everything is tight ( I have a few screws loose ) but not my jig, also I use 3/4 mdf as a backer board and use 1/4’’ mdf as a front board to prevent tear out at the front of the board, especially with walnut which seems to tear out with long fibers when using this jig.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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stefang

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#4 posted 1555 days ago

Looks like great workmanship. There is hope for those box joints, plus they are pretty darn good anyway.There will be a blog on this in the next few days.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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