Joinery #2: Don't get your drawers in a twist

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Blog entry by Rob Bois posted 07-21-2010 03:56 AM 1664 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have done videos in the past about how I handle hand cut dovetails for drawers, so for this current project I decided it didn’t make much sense to just highlight the same techniques. Instead, I focused on several challenges I faced with this most recent set of drawers, ranging from some tricky grain to sharpening fatigue. This won’t teach you how to build a drawer, but you might find a few tips you can apply in your shop.

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 04:44 AM

Thanks for presenting your work. I’m about to make some drawers, not as fancy, and this helped me out.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 02:04 PM

Another great vid Rob! I follow your blog and find it very informative. When are you going to show us all the MDF projects you do?

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 02:48 PM

Jim, it just didn’t seem appropriate for me to put all my mdf videos on LumberJocks. So you can find those over at MDFJocks. I just posed “MDF Queen Anne legs” and “Fan carving in MDF” for your enjoyment :)

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