some simple doweling

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 07-18-2016 09:02 PM 391 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m in the process of building a maple executive desk as a commision job, I’m working on the corners ,this video is about doweling together some maple blanks to form an outside corner, right now these blanks are all at there rough dimensions, length and width.

have fun in the shop.

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#1 posted 08-02-2016 07:30 PM

Do you have any photos of the project?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-02-2016 09:52 PM

Hi Mark,
Yes, I like to take work in progress pics. of my jobs , for reference to look back on from time to time.
Here is a pic of where I have this job at, to date.

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#3 posted 08-02-2016 09:53 PM

The person who gives me these commision jobs to do, provides all the material, and does all the finishing, so there is time I’m waiting for materials to come in, and that puts a delay on the job at hand.
When I do my work, I don’t plan work days by the hours, but rather by stages in the build. I’ll set a goal for each day of the work I want to accomplish on the project, and work to get that done, therefore I don’t guage by the hours, but by the completion of that goal.

These progress pictures are given by day goals.

Day 1:

DAY 2:

Day 3:


Day 4:


Day 5:

Now I skipped taking pics, on the days when I was building the cabinets and the drawers and drawer frame fronts, ect….

Then I started back with some more pics on some special details needed to work the interior of the cabinets ect…


Day 6:

and these pics I just took to keep the pics up to date to the present of where I have left off at.


Since these pics I have accomplished doing all the router stop chamfer edges inside the frames of the cabinets sides, now I’m waithing on veneers to be supplied so I can continue working on this.

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