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Building a Credenza #4: Completed Dovetail Joinery

05-18-2010 08:13 PM by Blake | 20 comments »

This is where I left off last time: Chopping the tails I cut most of the waste out with a coping saw and then clamped down the tail board to my bench to chop out the rest: First it is necessary to test the sharpness of your chisels… yep they are sharp. (I accidentally grazed my chisel when I reached across my bench for a pencil) After chopping the tails: The two sides of my case: Transferring the tails to the pins I had a little bit of a dilemma ...

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Building a Credenza #3: Hand Cutting Dovetails

05-13-2010 05:44 PM by Blake | 7 comments »

I am hand-cutting the dovetails for the case joinery. Its the first time I’ve ever really done this. I’ve been playing around with dovetails a little lately for practice but haven’t used them for a project. Layout First I had to figure out how I wanted to lay them out. This took quite a bit of time actually. I started by looking at the two pieces to be joined. I have a little dovetail sample that I use for a reference so I don’t get confused as to how the ...

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Asian Arts & Crafts Night Stand #1: Catching up...

05-08-2010 12:14 AM by azwoodman | 9 comments »

So I’ve been working on this project since January. Its been a really fun and very educational experience. There have been lots of “firsts.” This semester I have been taking a Woodworking Class at my local community college. Although the class isn’t really geared toward any particular set of woodworking skills it has given me an opportunity to build a project under the supervision of a more “seasoned” woodworker. When the class began we were instruct...

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Hand cutting dovetails #2: My Technique

03-12-2010 02:34 AM by DrewM | 18 comments »

Today I thought it would be a good idea to show you guys how I cut my dovetails. I don’t have all the proper tools for the job or the best of the tools that I do own. So far I have been able to get by with what is seen here. I had some scrap oak laying around in the shop so I decided to use some of it for practice. I start by laying out the “tails” first. First step is to find the center of the board and divide it how ever you see fit. I find the center of the board by j...

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Hand cutting dovetails #1: Just starting out

03-11-2010 03:49 AM by DrewM | 7 comments »

I decided that in my journey of woodworking hand cut dovetails should be one step along the way. I just have some “cheap” hand tools including the not so great marples chisels sold at HD and some saws i got from xona tool. They might not be the best out there but they work for the time being. So I went out to HD and picked up some 1×6 pine and got to work. The first two attempts were not the best but i used them as learning experience. This is my third attempt at cutting d...

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First Handcut Dovetails - PFW

03-09-2010 06:44 AM by jcontract | 10 comments »

A good friend (and fellow Lumberjock member JTASH) spent a fantastic weekend at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop in a handcut dovetails class. Now, JTASH has had some experience to this point in assembling actual projects with handcut dovetail joints. Me? I did a bunch of practice in sawing ‘to the line’ in preparation for the class, and even tried a crude attempt at assembling a test dovetail. The results were miserable and I would not post. Here is my conclusion after taki...

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Extremely Average #52: Practicing Hand Cut Dovetails

02-23-2010 05:49 AM by Ecocandle | 8 comments »

I have been spending so much time working on my router table that I haven’t done any pure practicing. So I set a goal to cut two sets of dovetails. Previously I had cut a set of tails, but have been way too much of a Wimpy McWimperson to try the pins. I wanted to live with the joy of the tails for a while, before I had to face the cold hard reality that the pins and tails don’t really fit together that well. Tonight reality slapped me around and called me a sissy. But that is ok, I...

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Sketchup Resources #6: WWX Dovetails Plugin for SketchUp - It's Official!

02-22-2010 02:31 AM by PurpLev | 15 comments »

I have finally been able to bring this plugin to the state at which I’m happy with it, and feel comfortable publishing it. here is a quick preview of what the plugin looks like, and what it can do: EDITED: MOVIE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH HIGHER QUALITY VERSION: The plugin is offered for sale (not pitching it, just stating a fact). I’ve created a website to host and manage the plugin which can be found here: WUDWORX plugins page Where you can also find a tutorial page...

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002: a rolling base for my planer #7: parallel sliding dovetail drawer slides, part I

02-03-2010 12:39 PM by Gary Fixler | 12 comments »

Last time in this series I put together some drawer boxes. Next they’d need slides, and for that I went with parallel sliding dovetails, which I first saw GaryK create in walnut here. I’ve wanted since I saw those early last year to try my hand at making some. I spent some time one night last week building a SketchUp model based on GaryK’s photos of his results and designed around a bit I had from the Incra set, then wrote up a plan of attack for how to go about building the...

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Woodworking For A Good Cause

01-18-2010 02:34 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 18 comments »

My wife, Rita, manages a daily program that keeps adults with developmental disabilities busy. She works personally with these individuals and we see first hand how this program enriches the lives of the participants and their families. Most of them are affected by down syndrome. We choose to support this program every year with donations for the fundraising auction. This year I donated the red bamboo sofa table. This was originally made with the intention of it being a donation. ...

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