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Monticello Lap Desk #3: The Second Class Session

830 days ago by jcontract | 0 comments »

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 as you will use in the project. That’ll give you a good feel for the material and how it will react when you cut the real ones. Great advice. Got to work for the first time on a Moxon vice. This thing was awesome! Allows you work to be right where you need it. File this one away for a future project. Or, this one offered by PFW is very nice. Layout for the tails. These dovetails are really tiny. And in material 3/16” thick. I cou...

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