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Pine Toy Chest #1: Design and Milling the Wood

02-26-2015 05:15 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I am making a Toy Chest for my daughter Candace. Well, it is actually for her two girls Lola and LuLu. This project has been an adventure. This toy chest I am making it after a blanket chest that was featured on a cover of Fine Woodworking. I have modified the magazine’s plan somewhat; for instance I am going to add a base to my chest. Since this will be a toy chest I am also looking to purchase a nice hinge that will make the lid safe for small children’s use. On my lumbe...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #37: The Right Saw for the Job

12-01-2014 04:30 PM by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

Choose your tools wisely for the job. For a plumber, the sawz-all is king because demo can be fast and messy. Not so much for dovetailing. That requires a different touch. I have many tools at hand. Which one I grab depends upon many factors. When I cut dovetails, how picky do I want to be? How do I want the joints to look? How much noise and dust can I stand that day? And for me most of all, how late is the project? I have many options to use from my Japanese dozuki to my Lie-Nielsen back...

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Dye and Dovetails

11-13-2014 02:23 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

This was a fun experimental project. I attempted to use a clothing dye as a stain to see what different colors I could create while still being able to see the grain pattern. I also laminated plywood pieces together to see what effect could be made with the different layers being visible. Check out the video to see the end results!

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Little Lady workbench pt. 1

11-03-2014 08:47 PM by bobro | 6 comments »

Okay, here’s Little Lady, my new bench. The bench features a bunch of joinery and construction approaches that I ve been using in furniture for some years now: -All wood glueless joinery-Through-dovetailed pegged cross-laps-”Viktor” through-dovetailed breadboard/end-Shouldered pins-Ganged pins and tenons I will put up some drawings, photos and explanations, of the construction techniques, and my thinking behind the construction in this “blog”. Vices,...

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methods of work #42: Cutting dovetails using a bow saw part 1

08-11-2014 04:52 PM by Loren | 4 comments »

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Chess pieces and board #10: Chess board finished

07-29-2014 02:07 AM by Luke | 0 comments »

Check out the finished product here. Thanks for following along.

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operation : box

03-02-2014 10:17 PM by shopslave | 2 comments »

Finally got started on a box im making for my wifes mother’s ashes, i spent 9 hours on a sunday with spalted maple and my scroll saw and every evening the following week with a set of palm carving chisles and alot of patience, time to break grain on the ziricota, terrifying prospect on account of the price of the lumber, but…. Sooooooo pretty,It was originally my intention to dovetail the corners on it as ive never done them before by hand or otherwise and view this sk...

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My homework:Cherry nite stands #2: Making the cross members

06-10-2013 11:29 PM by theoldfart | 8 comments »

After a bit of a layoff as far as the shop is concerned, I got busy. Milled my stock First up was to cut the lap joints for the center of the supports. I set up my GP mitre box with a moveable stop and set the depth stop. I made the first cut on all the pieces Then the second Nice and tight!“xxxX” rated Next up, marking the tenons Then cutting them Not so good at first, but improved To fix my poor workmanship I mad a jig for my 71 Final...

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Dovetailing with Kauri

05-16-2013 07:24 PM by andyboy | 4 comments »

This is how I dovetailed a replacement engine box for a clinker dingy.

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My Dovetail Jig Buying Journey #1: The first 25 Years.

05-12-2013 03:16 PM by JustJoe | 3 comments »

I spent yesterday playing with my newest joinery jig – the Incra LS-Positioner Super System. Others have already reviewed the Incra and rated it 5-stars (and I agree with them 110%). So instead of a review I thought I’d tell you about the personal journey of 25 years it took to get to the Incra. My dovetail obsession began in the 80’s when I was new to woodworking and hand skills were non-existent. I had plans for a small chest that required half-blind dovetails so I went and b...

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