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Blog entry by DannyBoy posted 01-08-2009 06:43 PM 5372 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every woodworker has scrap wood setting around the shop just waiting to be purged or merged. I’m no exception and I’m sure I’m not alone in the thought that I just can’t seem to part with the 3/4” plywood 6” by 9” piece because it could be useful sometime in the future. In particular, I have several scraps of 1x material laying around. In an effort to clean up my shop, I’ve decided to make something out of some of my scrap rather than just throwing it out.

At midnight last night my wife finally coxed me out of the woodshop after I got into a groove building this:

Jenny's Garden Box (It’s not finished yet, hence the sketchup.)

As I started building the thing, I came up with a challenge for myself: not metal. So, this is a prime opportunity for me to use something I just purchased online that I’ve not gotten the chance to try out yet: my antique Stanley Dowel Jig.

I have to say, that this is oddly rewarding. Something about putting everything together with just the wood is kind of cool.

Like I said, it isn’t finished yet, but I’m close. Almost all of the parts are cut and most of the joinery is done and ready for glue. Just a few more holes to bore and I’m there.

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/



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sarge

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#1 posted 01-08-2009 06:48 PM

NOW YOUR GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR SPRING SO YOU CAN GET THE REWARD OF WATCHING YOUR WIFE USE IT TO PLANT SOME BULBS. GREAT IDEA.

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.

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#2 posted 01-08-2009 06:52 PM

OH BY THE I GOT 4.4 ON THE EYE GAME.

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.

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#3 posted 01-09-2009 01:40 AM

Dowel joints were probably the first “real” joint that I learned in Indutrial Arts classes in the 1960’s. Sure, we eventually talked about rabbets and dados, but dowels were so cool! Back then, the dowels you bought in hardware stores were made from real birch (from Madison Mill in VA), and fluted and spiralled dowels hadn’t even been invented yet, not to mention biscuits! Mr. Smith, Mr DeOld, Mr. Gordon… if you are reading this, thank you! I still have a couple of doweling jigs and dowel centers and all.

Danny, thanks for your post and be sure you post photos of the finished product. Also, check-out my tool totes on this board under the “Jay Tray” and “A Pair of Trays.”

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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