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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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What is "Fine Furniture"?

02-06-2018 03:53 PM by Matt887 | 16 comments »

I want to start this endeavor as I have others in my life; with an idea of where I want to go, then let the journey fill in along the way. So where I want to go is this, I want to end up being able to build furniture, fine furniture at that. After asking some questions to folks in the field they ask what I thought fine furniture was. For me the question was answered more by what I have seen in print than in person and became difficult to put into words. Therefore I have come up with a few ski...

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Wood Glue Tests and Information #1: EIGHT Wood Glues TESTED with Unexpected Results

01-11-2018 08:41 PM by CharlieK | 3 comments »

View on YouTube I started wondering about wood glue recently and the more I thought about it, the more I thought that I should do my own set of tests. I am interested in Working Time, how well different glues will work with veneer, and how well they will work with bent laminations. I did not test for strength because Fine Woodworking did a great article on glue strength and their results were that most all glues are plenty strong enough. I also limited this to only PVA glues. I still ...

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Making a (Very) Small Dovetail Saw

12-17-2017 09:15 PM by summerfi | 19 comments »

Making a (Very) Small Dovetail Saw I recently restored this 1840-ish British 10” dovetail saw made by Richard Groves & Sons. I like the saw so much that I decided to make a copy of it. I’ve made quite a few saws, but I’ve never made one like this before. My newly made saw is a 0.60 scale copy of the Groves saw, with only minor differences. Why, you may ask, would I spend the time to make a saw like this? With a blade that is a mere 6” long and a handle you can only fit one finger in, t...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #6: Drawers

10-07-2017 12:12 PM by EarlS | 1 comment »

Seems like there is always something that needs to be taken care of during the time I could be working on my wood working projects. I have to say I’m jealous of some of the other LJ’s and how quickly they can move through a project. Still, I have managed to finish the construction phase of the desk. The drawers are standard dovetail construction with a 1/4” walnut bottom slid into a slot 1/4” off the bottom edge of the drawer. Here’s my version of a dovetai...

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Library table

06-13-2017 11:30 PM by Patricelejeune | 9 comments »

All right, it’s been a long time since I posted anything. I finished couple jobs, but posted only one, a deco cabinet that you can see here But here is one of the new project we are working on I wanted to post on here. Years ago we regilded 12 side chairs and 2 armchairs for a client in La Jolla We are making a dining room table to go with them, but I will post about this later when we are further ahead. At the moment the legs are being carverd out of solid walnu...

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Installing Drawer Fronts

03-31-2017 12:14 AM by EarlS | 1 comment »

I’ve been building closet shelf organizers lately. I pre-built and finished all of the components before I started installation. This approach lends itself to an easier installation and a lot less heavy lifting. Once the basic cabinet is installed, insert the drawer boxes and start installing the fronts. All of my drawer boxes are 3/4” maple with through dovetails. I use 75# full extension ball bearing slides. The drawer box is 3/4” shorter than the opening betwe...

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Mongo: my first real workbench #3: A look at joinery

03-30-2017 04:41 PM by TheRiflesSpiral | 7 comments »

As I mentioned before I’m planning to assemble Mongo without fasteners. I’m not exactly schooled in the fine art of joinery but I do watch a fair number of YouTube videos and I’ve been following Chris Hall's excellent work for some time. I appreciate his unique blend of traditional joinery design and modern manufacturing methods. With the top completely laminated and glued to the tool tray, my first bit of joinery will be the ribs that support the top from underneath. The...

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Making a traditional tool cabinet Pt. 1

02-26-2017 02:15 PM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

View on YouTube My new project is to build a traditional hand tool cabinet out of reclaimed materials. In this video, I cut the dovetails and assemble the frame of the dresser.

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Building a keepsake box with dovetail key joinery

11-16-2016 04:44 AM by BenhamDesign | 3 comments »

This post is an overview of the build, if you would like more information please watch the Youtube Video or ready my person blog on building a box with dovetail key. I start out cutting the wood to length Cutting the miters Notching out for the handleUsing tape to act as clamps while the glue dries Routing out for the dovetail key flush trimming the dovetail keys Shaping the handle Completed box. If you would like to see more of my woodworking projects, please check ...

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