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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 This was originally made with the intention of it being a donation.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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Extremely Average #11: Dovetail Delusions

01-13-2010 04:27 AM by Ecocandle | 6 comments »

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein Because of yesterdays joyous trip to the post office, I had high expectations that today I would find a plethora of woodworking DVDs and a smattering of books, waiting for me. My anticipation remains. Driving across the endless miles, actually yards, which make up Martelle, I thought of Albert Einstein and his bike quote. I haven’t been on a bike in some time, but I was sure that all I n...

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Hand Tools Odyssey #7: S4S the Hard Way..First Dovetails and my new favorite tool is ...

01-06-2010 06:19 AM by gizmodyne | 3 comments »

When we left off on the last blog, we were scrub planing to rough thickness. I was a little ahead of Kristin on the project without any pictures, so many of these are pics of her working the steps. We each made a box. I have more pics of her working and my finished box. S4S the Hard Way Flatten one side. We roughed it out with the scrub plane and finished with our No. 7. The longer plane really makes a difference in getting the stock flat. Then we used a marking gauge to scribe the thickn...

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Hand Tool Journey #10: First Hand-Cut Dovetails

12-12-2009 07:58 PM by Blake | 14 comments »

I finally got a chance to practice hand-cutting dovetails. This is the first time I’ve made a cut with my new Japanese dovetail saw and use my new bench too. I started out with a couple scrap pieces of pine: I drew the tails: First cut… didn’t follow the line so well. It will take some getting used to. Here are all the cuts. Some are pretty good and some are pretty far off the line. This photo is AWESOME. Because as you can see, I did a beautif...

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Serving Trays #1: Prep Work

12-09-2009 07:46 PM by Jon3 | 4 comments »

I wanted to make a pair of serving trays for my wife, although knowing her, she’ll want to give them away because she’s generous and loves to show off my work (often to my utter dismay, a lot of my work is highly flawed). I went for a very simple design. 4 Sides, 2 handles, and a bottom floating panel of veneered plywood. I figured I could handle the 4 dovetails per tray without too much error. I went for the sides first. I had some shorts of Padauk from Highland Hardwoods ...

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Video Blog #1: Half-Blind Dovetails on Curved Parts

11-26-2009 04:12 AM by Brian Havens | 6 comments »

A few folks have asked me what I have been up to lately in the shop, so I decided to post a quick video blog, that I shot yesterday, before I head out for the long weekend. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! Here is the video

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Entertainment Center #3: We have panels

11-25-2009 04:17 AM by Loogie | 5 comments »

If I had one machinery purchase to do over again it would be to buy an 8” jointer and instead of a 6” model. My desire to use wider boards on this project led to a lot of time with my hand planes. I planed one face of each board flat and then ran them through my planer to get them to the proper thickness. After laying out the panels I put the mating glue joints up in my face vise and planed them with my trusty Stanley #7. I feel that doing this always gives me a really great glue ...

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Beads Box #4: Mild Cutting, Doors part, Dadoes, and rabbets

10-08-2009 03:28 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

I’ve had this project on the back burner (literally- it was standing in the back on the burner…) for a long time (just click on the “Previous blog entry” and you’ll see what I mean). and I think it’s due to the fact I have high expectations out of this project, that sometimes I feel are a bit over my capabilities and abilities at this day and age. But… I finally got some courage, and cut the carcass down so I can pick up on this project, and move o...

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Woodworking vacation #20: Day 5 - dovetails with Frank Klausz

10-04-2009 01:06 AM by Betsy | 7 comments »

Made it home safe and sound. Always great to get away and have a good vacation – but also so very nice to be home. The last day in class was such a good time. Someone asked Frank to talk a bit about his life in Hungary and his ventures to the US. Frank essentially gave us a two hour talk on history and it’s a talk I very much enjoyed. Frank is a genuinely nice man who has a lot to teach besides woodworking. He spoke in great detail about his apprenticeship and how it worked in Hungary, h...

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