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Moxon Vise Build

09-28-2018 12:31 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I made this Moxon vise to bring my work up to a comfortable height when laying out and cutting dovetails and other joinery. The vise is 24 inches between the screws so I can clamp wide boards. The vise has really good clamping pressure and like all the Benchcrafted hardware I have seen, everything operates smooth and fast. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBXvlP4bEs

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Techniques #1: Cutting 135 degree dovetails

05-02-2018 11:33 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

I couldn’t find anyone describing how to cut dovetails for non-square corners, so I decided to write this up. This trick will work for any angle dovetails, but you’ll have to change up the workholding jigs. This is a description of how to cut dovetails for a 135 degree corner. This is the angle used on an octagonal box (if all the angles are equal). They’re not perfect, and there’s probably a better way to do it, but this is the best I found. My first try cutting 135 degree dovetails us...

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Handy tools #3: Mirror for cutting dovetails

03-04-2018 10:44 AM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

As I attempt to get better at dovetails, one of the things that frustrated me was that I was continually cutting the back side either too low or too high. If I stop cutting to look around the back, I’ve changed my position, and it takes me a stroke or two to get everything lined up again and that can cause troubles. So I got a great little tool for $6 at the drug store. A folding stand mirror I can set up behind the dovetail I’m cutting so I can see the back side of the cut without changin...

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Motivation for a bandsaw tune-up

12-26-2017 12:21 AM by WhattheChuck | 6 comments »

LJ Gang— I’ve been doing a bandsaw tune-up, and thought I’d post the end result to motivate folks that might have been putting this off. Uh, like yours truly. These are a test dovetail corner I cut to see how it all worked out. And here is a 7.5” resaw veneer I also managed to make. Pretty awesome! This bedeviled me forever—the ability to do this. What did I do? 1. Changed both top and bottom bearings ($80)2. Added an aftermarket Kreg fen...

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Hand Cut Dovetails Fast and Easy

08-01-2017 03:21 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 0 comments »

Hi folks!It is an old topic but with some new twists I picked up here and there. Mostly from Chris Becksvoort and Tage Frid. Here is a 5 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qysx193tZe8 Be safe and happy woodworking!

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #10: Dovetails

04-15-2017 11:23 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

Dovetails - I think the boiled linseed oil and sunbathing has created a rather nice patina, thus far. How about you?  As the frame rests quietly in the sun, I start laying out the dovetails on the desk. I like to use a mirror to keep an eye on the backside of the board. This helps me keep things nice and square!  Pins first, tails first … whatever! I can do both, but I find it a bit easier to go with tails first. So, I line things up and scribe the location of the tails onto the pin boa...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #14: Cut Dovetails with My Leigh D4R JIG

02-17-2017 06:56 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Seven drawers that I decided to cut through dovetails instead of using a drawer lock router bit. One drawers in this tool cabinet is 7 1/8 inch tall. The rest come in pairs with the following dept or heights: 5 inches, 4 inches and lastly 3 inches. They are all 17 3/4 inches long and 14 inches wide. The image below shows the set of two drawer boxes that are 3 inches tall. The rest of the drawer parts are stacked next to these boxes. I will be resawing the 8/4 rough sawn sapele plank th...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #13: Dovetails Cut on Table Saw is Possible but Time Consuming

02-13-2017 05:13 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I have spent several hours attempting to cut dovetails on my table saw. I have been using spare milled lumber milled to the same dimensions of my 3 inch tall drawer parts. Cutting the side board dovetails was straight forward. The process was okay. I tilted my saw blade to 8 degrees based on my Wixey digital angle gauge. This angle will be used to cut the dovetails in the side boards. Eight degrees will also be used to angle the fence that will be used to cut the pins in the front and bac...

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Writing/Art Desk Project Video

12-31-2016 04:52 PM by TheArtisanWoodshop | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, A co-worker of mine asked me to build an art desk for his daughter for Christmas. He gave me a general idea of what she wanted, and let me go on my merry way to creating the piece shown in this video. The Joinery it features is Hand cut DovetailsMortise and Tenon joineryThrough TenonsStopped DadosDowels So please check out this video and leave me some comments here on what you liked or disliked about the table or the video so that I can improve. Looking forward to all th...

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One of the best feelings in the world

12-05-2016 04:52 AM by Wes Harville | 3 comments »

I am currently working on a project that has really pushed me. I am cuttting all of the joinery by hand and the dovetails are at 86/94 degree bevels instead of 90. This particular joint was the 5th of 6 and while starting to test fit it, i realized it was going to go together without modifying it. As far as woodworking goes it is about the best feeling in the world!! https://youtu.be/H-5m5G0rwoc

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