Final Blog Series VideoWatch this video to view my finishing techniques on the Dr. White’s chest. This has been a fun project to build. I took my time through the finishing process since I no longer had a deadline. I’m pleased with t...
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Retired military pilot. Started woodworking in about 1975 in junior high shop class and haven't stopped since! I've built most of the furniture in my house, three kayaks, and a small ski boat.
-- Mark, Minnesota
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Sanding the DrawersI’m at the dreaded sanding stage of this large cabinet project. Watch this video to view some of the tools and methods I use to sand the drawers. The tools pictured in the photo above, from left to right, are the scrapin...
Dovetailed DrawersThere are many functional means of building drawers that will stand the test of time. I believe a fine case piece, such as the Dr. White’s Chest, warrants drawers assembled with dovetail joints. Watch this video to see my...
I like to turn the knobs on the cases I build. Dr. White’s chest has a total of twelve knobs. I’m not a skilled turner, but that hasn’t stopped me from building a lot of furniture with turned parts. Turning a batch of knobs that is “identical” ...
Mortising the HingesHanging doors involves a mixture of precise work and some trial and error. The first step is to choose a hinge and then mortise the case frame to receive the hinge. A common approach for hinge placement is to locate the top o...