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Roubo Cabinet #11: Carcase Glue-Up

1154 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 8 comments »

You’ve heard of spot welding, as applies to metal? Well, the partitions in this cabinet are spot-glued, specifically with a brushed-out dab of glue at the leading edges of each. That should allow for movement with the seasons without cracking. The partitions ride in matched dadoes that must be lined up right and drawn tight between four large panels that are glued at the dovetailed corners. Oh, and the back panel floats completely in grooves in the side panels with a ‘button dowel’ at top ...

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How to Close Gaps Around Dovetails Without Fillers

1654 days ago by stefang | 30 comments »

Even the best woodworker sometimes get gaps around their dovetails or box joints, This is probably more of a problem for hand cut joints than ones done with a router jig. It can be pretty frustrating to get just one or very few gaps when the rest are all ok. The problem is that someone who wants to show off their craftsmanship certainly does not want to fill gaps with wood putty or other fillers because it’s pretty obvious. A couple of years ago I read in FWW magazine about how to fi...

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Cherry Bailey Hand Totes and Knobs #1: Cherry Bailey Hand Totes and Knobs

1397 days ago by newplane | 11 comments »

Hello Friends! I am finally back from Iraq (back to Germany with my family that is) and have started the process of making new Totes and Knobs for my Bailey collection for my #3,#4,#5.#6, and #7. I posted earlier about my “Deployment Gift” purchase http://lumberjocks.com/topics/18574 that included new Hock Blades. I was able to print out LeeValley’s Tote diagram and successfully rough new Totes for my entire Bailey collection. Tomorrow I will turn the front Knobs and hopefu...

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Woodworking Blogs I Follow

1479 days ago by swirt | 16 comments »

I enjoy reading woodworking blogs.  I find them a great source of information, ideas, and some personal tidbits that help give the rest some added context. I use Google Reader to read them all by way of their RSS feed.   This lets me read the new posts anywhere in the world that I can login to my Google Account (including on my iPod Touch).  If you follow even one blog regularly, it is definitely helpful to use Reader as your one stop to see what’s new.  Over time, Reader may even sugg...

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Playset #3: Up go the swings

1488 days ago by Roostermiester | 1 comment »

Progress: the swingset has been installed and the play area filled with playground chips. The depth on the chips is 6-”10”, I figure it’ll compact somewhat and I’ll add some more next Spring. The swingset works great (yes, I know there is not the recommended distance behind it, but what’re ya gonna do), and the legs where bolted to a bracket set in concrete so they should never move. Now the wife is pushing me to finish the play house part (which she’s m...

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