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Hand Tools doings #1: Hand cut box joint

03-04-2008 03:33 AM by Betsy | 10 comments »

Since I am not able to be in the power tooled shop, I’m twiddling away in my spare bedroom doing hand tool stuff. Having never hand cut a joint, and after trying a dovetail, without really knowing what I was doing – I decided to back track a bit and do a simple box joint instead. I say simple, but its not as easy as it looks. First you have to be able to saw straight which, I’ve found out, is not an easy task in and of itself. Anyway, since we learn by our mistakes, and s...

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Build a Finger Joint Jig

05-23-2013 04:35 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 15 comments »

Recently I posted a video covering common woodworking joinery ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqXLYe783qw ) with the help of a few friends. In that video I talked to you all about making finger joints on the table saw and showed you a finger joint jig in the process. Well as I promised, here is the complete build process of that Jig. Table Saw Finger Joint Jig Also a little reminder about the 2nd Annual Whirligig Wars. It is almost here!! The event Runs from July 10 –...

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Hand Tools doings #2: 2nd stab at hand cut box joint - a touch better

03-05-2008 05:27 AM by Betsy | 3 comments »

I tried the box joint again. I must say I did better this time. Blake was right – hand cutting you can’t really stack two boards together (staggered) without gaps from the saw kerf. So these are cut one board at a time. I still don’t have square boards so that is part of the gap issue. Tomorrow I might venture out to the shop to do a few quick cuts to get some square stock. Anyway, I thought I did ok on these – I could spend some time doing a little paring and I thi...

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Build a Dartboard Cabinet

11-29-2012 11:02 AM by JordsWoodShop | 4 comments »

In this two part video series I show you how to make a simple dartboard cabinet.In part one I will show you how to cut finger joints using only hand tools and if you own a bandsaw I show you how to cut them there too! I will also show you a few methods of cutting recesses/rebates using a router. This is a beginners project so why not give it a try! For more woodworking video’s and related content visit my website.http://www.JordsWoodShop.comOr http://www.facebook.com/JordsWoodShop

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Jigs etc. #4: Snakes and Ladders - Hinge Template Routing Jig

01-26-2012 05:45 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

I’m just going to let the pictures tell the story here. The only things I will say is that the template guide pin must be exactly the same width as the router bit used (6mm in this case) and the minimum hinge pin width is also dictated by the router bit used. This is the test run with a 115mm square x 6mm thick piece of MDF being routed. No, even I don’t trust the actual pieces I am working for a project to the first run with a new jig.The templates were marked out, using a knife,...

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Arbitrary Scrollsaw Finger joints

10-14-2012 07:32 PM by rance | 8 comments »

Task at hand: Make a top for this cover using thin Luan. I thought finger joints would work to keep it sturdy, and to not require cleats on the inside. BTW, this is a cover for my CNC controller so looks is not a priority to me on this one. The top is cut to fit, but just barely oversized: Place the top under the carcase, keeping track of mating edges: Slide the carcase back: Then tilt it up so the mating edges are aligned. I used double sided tape to secure it: Take it to the...

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The New Yankee Workshop - Chapter 1 The Medicine Cabinet #2: Medicine Cabinet - First Project Day 1

01-08-2013 04:49 AM by camps764 | 4 comments »

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step…Lao Tzu After writing the initial blog I could hardly wait to get started. Took care of few things around the house, re-read the first chapter a few times, checked my lumber supply, kissed the baby and retreated to my shop for the day. The book opens with some initial information about types of saws and tools a woodworker needs, an overview of the fundamental joinery and some other basic terminology. Great information, ...

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Torsion box work bench #4: All finished, I wish I was keeping it

01-22-2010 01:01 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

Well all finished just have to add a few more coats of poly to the mdf I do about 6-8 on the mdf for the extra protection. Anyways here are a few pictures of it completed, i’ll try and get some pics of where it’s new home will be. The sides are walnut lot’s of sap wood, entire boards of it first time using wood like this, red oak doors and drawers.

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Accurate Box Joints, Simple and Fast

01-12-2015 07:14 AM by wnwoodworkingschool | 9 comments »

Hi Everyone. Just want to let you know that I’m back making videos. Here’s my latest on making accurate box joints. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutwD7B6tmE

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Mini hand tool cabinet #4: Hand-cut finger joints

09-24-2014 12:00 AM by JSOvens | 5 comments »

Well, I finally worked up the nerve to finish preparing the panels I glued up in the last entry. I was worried that removing any residual twist/cup/bow from the panel glue-ups would result in very thin panels. I discovered that once I ripped the panels in half (one half for each of the door and wall-mounted component of the cabinet) that there was very little flattening to do on the narrower boards. A bit of hand planing on one face, followed by thickness planing (same method as shown in this...

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