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Bat box build video #1: Recycled cedar bat house

79 days ago by exelectrician | 0 comments »

I had a lot of cedar decking boards I took off my old raised beds (they were a seat all around the bed) to put the boards to good use, I thought my daughter in law would like a box to attract owls, but no, she wanted a bat house! After searching the web I decided to take the advice from the Bat Conservation International www.batcon.org and see what they had to say about successful bat houses, then I had to modify things a little, just to make it “mine”. I made a video showin...

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Incra Double Dovetail Project #3: Cutting double dovetails and making a few mistakes

923 days ago by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

At the end of the last blog, I had glued up the trim to the tail sections of the R/L pieces: I used my oscillating belt sander to sand the ends flush Flush ends give me a flat surface for the next step In my previous blog, I mentioned that you need a zero clearance insert to avoid having the bit pull the workpiece down. I forgot to mention the need to ensure that you hold the workpiece against the fence, particularly when you pull the sled back thru the bit (the climb cu...

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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

2118 days ago by Woodhacker | 74 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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