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Woodworking Awards 2008 - 2x4 #1: Im gonna try dovetails

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 2390 days ago 1509 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well . . . DW (Dear Wife) did not like my initial idea for the 2×4 project so yesterday evening she spent a little time surfing the net looking for things she would like to have in the house. She found a XXXXXX and asked ”can you make this?”. I said ”yes . . . but there are dovetails involved . . . and I have not done dovetails before.” I started to think twice, but I said to myself . . . ”self, one of the main goals of the LJ WW Awards is to challenge one’s skills.” I decided on throwing caution to the wind and attempt dovetails.

A new project requiring new skills requires . . . you guessed it . . . new tools. A dovetail saw and layout tool to be more specific. I spent my lunch break and an hour after work looking for a saw. Found one at HD for $11 and got a dovetail layout tool for $2 at Princess Auto. I already have a japanese pull saw that may come into play and I have to sharpen my Marples.

I already have my 2×4 . . . its been in the shop since September so it should be well climatized.

Now I gotta go and watch Alin’s video about 15 times – http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/alindobra/blog/2755

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki



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rikkor

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#1 posted 2390 days ago

Can’t wait to see the XXXXXX.

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Zuki

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#2 posted 2390 days ago

Shhhh . . . its a secret. I’m afraid to say what it is because if I mess up the dovetails I will have to make something different. :-)

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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gizmodyne

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#3 posted 2390 days ago

Go for it. Check out the video at finewoodworking. http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesPDF.aspx?id=30009

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Karson

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#4 posted 2390 days ago

Good luck on the XXXXXXX. It will be great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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airfieldman

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#5 posted 2390 days ago

Are you sure it’s a XXXXXX and not an xXXXXXXx? They look very simular.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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GaryK

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#6 posted 2390 days ago

I think he meant YYYYYYY.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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RobS

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#7 posted 2390 days ago

and remeber if you complete the XXXXXX for DW you will get lots of XOXOXOXO.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2389 days ago

you guys are too funny.

Zuki.. you are exactly right: the intention of the challenges is to challenge OURSELVES. Way to go.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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miles125

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#9 posted 2389 days ago

Theres is a chance that dovetailing a 2×4 to make a xxxxxxx will end up with more @#!$*&^

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Zuki

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#10 posted 2389 days ago

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Zuki

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#11 posted 2386 days ago

Gizmo . . . unfortunately I need a memebrship to viwe the video.

Dang it.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Jamie

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#12 posted 2386 days ago

Come on Zuki, post some pictures.. everyone is doing it!

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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Russel

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#13 posted 2386 days ago

Hey Zuki, you posted this days ago. So far no pictures and as far as anyone can tell, no dovetails. I’m quite eager to see where exactly you’ll put your dovetails in your xxxxxxxx. I know when I made an xxxxxxxx the dovetails didn’t look quite right so I went with chicken wings. But hey, that’s just me.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Zuki

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#14 posted 2386 days ago

Check out Blog #2 Jamie. Betcha you cant guess mine !

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Jamie

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#15 posted 2386 days ago

You at least have to give us a hint or two! I checked out blog #2 the other day, I know what you’re making, but I won’t tell!

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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