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Dutch Tool Chest #4: dados and main carcass assembly

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 03-11-2015 05:03 PM 1251 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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measuring/marking out the dados for the shelves


marked out the bottom shelf 8.5” above the dovetail baseline with a knife

used the shelf to mark the other side of dado in the same manner after cutting a “knifewall”

Used my Millers Falls router plane set at 3/8” depth to cut the baseline of dado



didnt get any pictures of cutting out the dados but same process as described in Paul Sellers video here, and in Chris Albees dutch chest videos here


using the router plane to clean up the bottoms of the dados


took first side after cutting to finish marking out the other side rinse and repeat

sides bottom and top shelf are Poplar, the middle shelves are pine, from the original boards i was going to make this from. the straightest pieces.

no pictures of any of it but i then cut the rest of my shelf boards to size, and got them ready and did a test fit, without any clamps it all held together and was perfectly square. I will admit it, i was damn proud, handtools seem to allow me that precision, and ability to adjust quickly ( off just a hair? grab the fine cut #5.5 and trim, or a chisel and pare away)

so I cleaned up all the chips and mess i made, put away my tools i didn’t need ( shoved them over to the side)

and did a very hectic, fast glueup, this is where i kinda wish i had some hide glue.. 6 dados and 2 sets of dovetails to glue all at once.

in the clamps, no need to skew any to make square…

cleaned up shop and left it overnight to dry.

thats all for this edition, im sure i will editing at some point.

next section, screwing shelves in and nailing in stationary front pieces.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 05:17 PM

Coming together quickly, nicely done.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 05:28 PM

So you pretty much just chisel a line and the router takes care of the rest?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Mosquito

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 05:32 PM



So you pretty much just chisel a line and the router takes care of the rest?

- TheFridge

Close, the video he linked is also in a blog entry with more pictures of the process (down beyond where the video is posted)
http://lumberjocks.com/Mosquito/blog/44817

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Tugboater78

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 05:33 PM

what Chris said above :)

wish i coulda got a couple pics, easier to show if in video.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#5 posted 03-12-2015 12:05 AM

I saw it. But I didn’t pay too much attention to the work as I couldn’t stop staring at the dude in the video. I’m not gay or anything. But that is one good looking dude.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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