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Half blind dovetails in half the time!

05-20-2017 04:09 AM by Manitario | 2 comments »

There’s been a number of projects recently that I’ve used hand cut half blind dovetails. It’s hard to beat the strength and stability of a dovetail joint but I don’t like the look of the through dovetails, or the uniform sizing and spacing of router jig cut dovetails. That said, I find it really tedious to cut half blind dovetails in casework. Looking for an easier way, I found a Fine Woodworking article called “Half blind dovetails in half the time!” which...

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Shop Remodel #20: Another Day Closer

12-17-2015 02:04 AM by bearkatwood | 14 comments »

With some projects you can see dramatic progress at the end of the day, this is not one of those projects. I have allotted roughly three months to finish the project knowing it was a huge undertaking. I will undoubtedly have to work on an order or side project during the time it is taking place, but for now I am just concentrating on the build. Like I said there wasn’t a big transformation today, but there was progress. I have all the drawer fronts dovetailed and roughly fit to their pe...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #53: Why Not Dovetails?

05-26-2015 07:53 PM by Gary Rogowski | 2 comments »

Hand cut dovetails are a pain in the butt. So some would say. I say differently. They are a giant . . . delight. Consider the dovetails below, cut by John in last year’s Resident Mastery Program. This drawer is pretty small. Dovetails are overkill for its strength requirements. And yet they add so much beauty to the piece. And these half blind dovetails are actually easier to cut than through dovetails. Hmm. Also think about the value of this hand cut work. It’s not just to hold som...

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Traditional Woodworking Tours #6: George Lott’s Tool Chests at the Frontier Culture Museum (Part 2)

05-28-2014 06:13 PM by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) This is part 2 of George Lott’s traditional workshop. In part 1 I returned to the Frontier Culture Museum in historical Staunton, Virginia, to visit the men who are responsible for much of the reproduction furniture there: George Lott, Ken Knorr, and David Puckett. In this second video you’ll see George Lott’s amazing collection of antique tool chests, hand planes, hand saws, and workbenches. George gave me a tour of several of his...

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Tool Gloat

03-27-2010 11:32 PM by davidroberts | 15 comments »

OK, I’ve got a tool gloat. I normally only buy woodworking tools used or on sale. This purchase is arguably one of my best. Reguarly $119 at Lowes, this Porter Cable 4210 Type 1 12” Dovetail Jig (for half blind and sliding dovetails) was a display and had been marked down a couple of times. When I saw it the price was $50. But that’s not what I paid. I know dovetails are the center of the universe for some, but I have never cut a dovetail, well a few sliding dovetails on...

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