Woodworking Awards 2008 - 2x4 #6: And the beat goes on

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 01-14-2008 12:43 AM 962 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: One Word - Pictures Part 6 of Woodworking Awards 2008 - 2x4 series Part 7: The end is near ! »

Managed to get out in the shop this weekend. The weather was really strange . . . +5 and rain. Lots of snow gone.

I finished off the remainder of the dovetails. Staying inside the pencil lines and cutting straight were the biggest challenges. I also found that chopping out the tails with a chisel was a bit of a pain because the spruce would collapse and not cut clean. Took a bit of work cleaning the pins and tails . . . but in the end they all fit together with a satisfying “cluk”.

I then had to cut a groove in the inside of the top pieces. This was accomplished using a ¼” straight router bit in a table mounted router. Had to break out the Marples to do a bit of cleanup as well.

Finally . . . I attached some pieces and got DW to come out and take a couple of pics.



Spoiler: The short pieces of 2×4 in the background will be resawn.

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#1 posted 01-14-2008 12:54 AM

Getting there!

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

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#2 posted 01-14-2008 02:56 AM

Boy I wish I had some imagination, because if I did I might just guess at what you’re doing. Nice pictures though.

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 04:53 AM

OK, I have to admit it. I’m curious too! I can’t wait until it’s finished…whatever it is ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#4 posted 01-14-2008 11:21 AM

Well, you still have us wondering…

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#5 posted 01-14-2008 08:58 PM

I do love this category.. Fascinating

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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