Back at PFW it was time to cut and assemble the drawer for the desk. That meant half-blind dovetails at the front of the drawer. Mario imparted some wise advice. Always cut at least 2 dovetails with the same material and to the same thickness a...
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Location: Freehold, NJ 07728
I was drawn to woodworking later in life and I'm not really sure why. As a teenager, I learned to hate tools and what they represented in my life. I grew up in a house where my step-father made it abundantly clear from the start that he never wanted to see me touch his tools. And when a tool wnet missing, I was blamed immediately. Sometimes a friend who was over would actually be blamed for stealing tools.
So I grew up with practically no skills in fixing anything. I imagined that other kids grew up helping their fathers fix the car, or worked on pine derby race cars, but it certainly wasn't my experience.
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After the first PFW class, Mario assigned us some homework. Recess the writing panels to accept the baize, a material similar to felt on a pool table. Also, we routed and cleaned up a recess to accept the notches for the easel. The rece...
I’ve attended a few classes at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop in the past. Classes on Sharpening, hand-cut dovetails, but I never had the chance to take a project class. When the Jefferson Lap Desk was offered, I jumped at the chance. I...
Completed the second mortise this weekend. It seems to be getting faster, but I have many more to go. It’s a slow process still cutting them by hand. The first mortise pictured below fits well, hoever I noticed a small hump in the middle of ...
I’ll classify today as the first day of building the base for my bench. Beginning this weekend I tried a practice mortise, since I’ve never tried this before. I have to say that I find mortise and tenons a bit intimidating. I’ve...