After many moons, I’ve been reading about cabinet construction. Some things were a mystery: why and when to dado, horizontal or vertical, ideal depth, other cabinet joinery, which joint works better here or there and why, etc. I purchased...
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My great grandfather was very similar to "The Woodwright's" show on PBS. All hand tools, very few appliances. He passed on before he could bring me into the fold *sadness*. I remember the smell of wood when walking into the basement, the low level lighting (single bulb), wooden hand planes, chisels, carving handles, screwdriver handles, cazillion of baby food bottles and coffee cans with nuts & bolts.
Last year after purchasing my first house with attached 22'x22' 2 car garage, i've been accumulating wood working tools (mostly power tools). Some at retail, most from Craigslist and estate auctions. I feel "at home" around wood even though i have little to no experience (cant do much in apartments or condo's).
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Hand Tool Cabinet - Start To Finish #6: Researching cabinet construction, design, functionality, fundamentals
I am now “somewhat” confident in my dovetail methods to proceed to the next step (I think I may master dovetails by the time I’m 90, so … best to work on other things while I’m learning). I spent the last week redes...
I finally found the DVD I was looking for that would further my education on precision joinery for dovetails. I bought a bunch of wood working books/magazines/dvd’s at a past auction and this was in one of them. By David Charlesworth ̶...
Trying to figure out which saw suites me better: the Veritas Dovetail Saw or Japanese Dovetail Saw. Made 15+ strokes of each to find out. I actually prefer the Veritas because less strokes and less tearout on the frontside (or maybe it’s ...
For this hand tool cabinet project, I know dovetails will be included. Having only done 1 dovetail my entire life (2 years ago, just for giggles), there is a strong need for practice and learning and experience. I have dimension’d some pre...