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802 days ago

Help constructing a joint - 17 replies

I need help executing a joint. I have a 1.5” x 1.5” x 16” leg, and want to join a 3/4” x 1.5” x 20” cross beam to the leg at a 45 degree angle. Hopefully this image helps explain… I would like to use mortise and loose tenon joinery. So, the question is, do I chisel a flat into the corner of the...

2016 days ago

cool "fabric" work - 2 replies

Check out this guy’s gallery: http://www.public.asu.edu/~eckert33/gallery.htm Pretty cool stuff… Not my work, but I think it is valuable to talk about this guy’s style.

2036 days ago

Joining Plywood side and bottom of a cabinet - 11 replies

I’m in the process of designing/building a sideboard cabinet. A bit in the craftsman style, and has legs and rails. I’ve run into a design issue: how do I join the side plywood sheet and the bottom plywood sheet where they meet the rail? What do you think? Classic butt joint with biscuits? Rabbeted rail with both ply sheets ...

2174 days ago

Storing Chemicals - 4 replies

Can anybody recommend a good way to store chemicals in the shop? I have a few cans of oils and finishes, and cleaners and thinners. I know I’m supposed to keep these in a metal box, but I can’t seem to find one anywhere. Any tips are appreciated.

2191 days ago

Wooden clock - 4 replies

Just saw this from Make Magazine. Thought some of y’all might just get a bug for it… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEL71yn1Cno

2213 days ago

Festool price increase - 38 replies

Yeah, it probably isn’t going to impact many of us (who don’t own or plan to own Festool products), but I figured I’d share the info: http://www.mcfeelys.com/info/festool-alert.htm

2234 days ago

stuck dry-fit dovetails - 11 replies

So I’m stuck. Actually, my dovetails are stuck. I tried a “dry fit” after a little paring, and used a dead blow to get the pieces together. Now, I can’t seem to get them apart. Any recommendations? I don’t want to splinter the wood. You can see here one of the pins is beginning to complain from my manual att...


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