Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'dovetails'

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Woodworking vacation #17: Day two - dovetails with Frank Klauz

09-30-2009 01:34 AM by Betsy | 8 comments »

Wow – another productive day. Most of us actually have the box together and close to ready to cut the lids off! I apologize first that I left my camera and notes at the school. Too tired to go back for them so I’ll try to do the best I can from memory. I think I left off on having just finished the pins and getting ready to mark and cut the tails. My first issue with my pins is that they are really steep – way to steep – but workable. The problem with steep pi...

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Woodworking vacation #16: Day one - dovetails with Frank Klauz

09-29-2009 02:44 AM by Betsy | 8 comments »

First lets just say that Frank is a very interesting and entertaining person. Woodworking aside, I think you could spend quite a lot of time with him discussing everyday things and never be bored. He knows what he knows and has strong opinions which he backs up with good reasoning. Here’s a bad picture of Frank if you have never seen him. I have to admit to being in stitches quite a lot today. So onto to the class. The first thing Frank tells you is his four main areas o...

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2 Year Project Finally Complete

09-28-2009 05:47 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 17 comments »

Crossin’ it off the list! It was just a small project but one that I had neglected since December 2008 and since October 2007 before that. That was the original start date. Anyway, I finished it up today and Mama’s happy so everybody’s happy. I also reclaimed a little space that it was taking up in the shop. It is amazing how those little projects eat up space on the shelves. Exercise Discipline I should make a rule that once a project is started I can’t qu...

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Shop Skills #5: Using Toner to Add or Change Color

09-13-2009 05:32 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 35 comments »

Sorry for the False Start Guys… I had the privacy setting turned on when I posted to YouTube. (D’oh!) It’s Finally Here! Whew! It takes a lot of work to shoot a video, edit, and get it posted to the internet. I am still struggling with posting to the internet. My HD file sizes are too big to be accepted by BlipTv and YouTube, and once I get the size down to an acceptable limit, they lose quite a bit of quality. This is a bit frustrating and makes me sad to see al...

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Building Hand Tool Skills: A Dovetail a Day. Make that a week.

07-20-2009 08:33 PM by Jon3 | 11 comments »

While I would like to believe that I could dedicate enough time each day to run to the shop and chop a set of tails, I know that I’m kidding myself. But I’m determined to give myself the practice necessary to improve my sawing and chiseling skills, in the hopes that I can develop the kind of muscle memory I see in some of the really good woodworkers. To give you some context, I started this hobby around early 2006. I am, by no means, an excellent woodworker, but I strive to c...

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Ugly Betsey Work Box - part 1

05-21-2009 11:46 AM by bigchopperoo | 14 comments »

Do you watch that UGLY BETTY show? I don’t. I don’t even have a TV! Well… if they made one completely out of wood, I’D BE THERE!!!! But… if I did, I would probably not watch that show anyways…. only because I have something BETTER than an Ugly Betty! I have the UGLY BETSEY!!!! And let me tell ya boyz, she’s SWWWEEEEEEET!!! Come on in and let me show you how to build the woman of your dreams!

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Mason Dixon Hand Cut Dovetail Class

04-06-2009 02:58 AM by Karson | 11 comments »

I’m a little late at posting this blog. On Feb 7, 2009 the Mason Dixon Woodworking club had a Hand Cut Dovetail Class. It was given for no charge and we had a great full class. We had Al Hendershot. DustyAl Our instructor was Ed Nock We had Jack Dalton Sorry no face pictures, he’s wanted in many locations. LOL. Jack is talking to Ed in two pictures above. My son Dave And signing the number 1 on his first dovetail. Now let me tell you.He cut his first one with ...

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Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier #3: standing alone...

03-13-2009 06:09 PM by JonJ | 15 comments »

Finally! No more work on the floor. Got the bottom in, and legs done. They pop out and will stow in the triangular area for transport.

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Building a new workbench #7: First time base assembly

02-16-2009 04:51 AM by Loogie | 9 comments »

Ok, All the parts have been trimmed and fit so it’s time to put the base together for the the first time. It will have to come apart multiple times after this for some finishing touches. I can attest that I am unable to rack this base AT ALL – even though the top rails aren’t secure with their lag bolts yet. That sure will be nice. My old bench would shake and jiggle when I was planing on it. Next I will be drilling the holes in the two rails on this side of the bench...

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Hand-cut dovetails #2: “Cutting to the line”

12-12-2008 04:35 AM by Al Navas | 4 comments »

From my blog: This one is for Betsy, at Betsy has had trouble cutting to the line when hand-cutting dovetails. Therefore, she would like to improve the fit, by making sure to better cut to the line. I promised I would try to document how I do it. I found that using either the index finger fingernail, or the thumb fingernail, to create a “fence” for the saw, works best for me. Threrefore, I first place the fingernail exactly on the line, and then I place the saw on th...

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