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Blog series by DoctorDan updated 07-18-2010 08:38 AM 2 parts 1936 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Looking for Feedback on my Dovetails

11-19-2010 04:23 AM by DoctorDan | 12 comments »

Over the past two days I’ve been working on the dovetails on my Wax Melter Project. I haven’t had to use dovetails for about 9 months and am using new toys I’ve acquired in that time, including saw and bench. I’m interested in any feedback from people on my technique, design, planing, prevention of errors, anything. The rest of the WIP is on my blog. The twin leg vice combination truly excels at this task. It securely holds edge side the entire length of the ...

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Part 2: Layout Tips

07-18-2010 08:38 AM by DoctorDan | 4 comments »

When laying or marking out a project, depending on the task at hand I’ve been known to use a carpenters pencil, a mechanical pencil, a blue pen, a piece of chalk, and a marking knife. As I had the camera in the shop for a few progress pics of the shaker table I took a couple of photos to show how I attempt to accurately mark out cuts. Step 1: The Marking KnifeThe marking knife is the most accurate as it leaves the thinnest line. It also has the advantage that you can place a chisel e...

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