|Project by Hutch||posted 1550 days ago||1033 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
We’ve needed some shelving in the bathroom next to the vanity for quite a while. I was watching some of the video podcasts that were from WWIA and Frank Klausz simplifies the cutting of dovetails to the point that I felt like it was a great halftime speech by a coach. I put my helmet on and ran to the shop to cut the dovetails for this shelf with no layout lines. Half pin, other half pin…
Now after my pins were cut in the top and bottom of the shelf, I had to chisel A LOT to straighten them up before using them to mark the tails in the sides. I do like the method, but I really need to have a line marked. I didn’t have the pins straight down in most cases, but I did get them straight with the chisel.
The shelves are obviously walnut and measure 30” wide by 36” tall by 4” deep. The three middle shelves were mounted in stopped dados and I notched the shelves in the front with a hand saw. This was my most challenging project to date. It looks very straight forward, but there is a lot of hand work in it. This really suits me. I’m enjoying the hand work and need to get some more planes.
-- Hutch ...Montana ___ Life is a mystery to live, not a problem to solve! ___