My friend suggested that we take a intermediate cabinet class at the local technical school. I had attended such a class many years ago, and even though we both have nice shops and have been woodworking for a long time, we signed up. The cla...
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Location: Madison, WI, USA
I am serious amateur woodworker and chairmaker building mostly Windsors these days.
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I mentioned last time that I would show how I make my dowels for drawboring. I use a drawknife to get them to about 1/2 inch in diameter and then pound them through a dowel plate. First I make sure that they go through the 1/2” diameter ho...
I was finally ready to glue up the frame. It happened that my friends Terry and Kris came over and were there for the glue up. The joints really can’t be clamped easily, but the 3/8” pegs and the offset in the draw bored holes pulle...
I am almost done with the frame. Below is a shot of what the frame will look like. I recruited my grandson Phin to run the mortiser. There are lots of them in the sides for button holes and one for each of the legs to fit into. ...
I wasn’t satisfied with the fit that I talked about in the last entry so I called my mentor Dick. Dick is the best sharpener, dovetail cutter, and jointer that I know, and he came over. The two sides went together but still had a gap of 1/...