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what i've been doing #11: Tool till jigs and glueup

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Blog entry by Dave posted 1174 days ago 1115 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Double Beveled Dovetails Part 11 of what i've been doing series Part 12: Been gone a while but all is well.. »

Well I have been able to steal some time in the shop and at least get a little done on my project. I thought I would show two of the jigs I have been using for the layout. Both of these jigs Chad Stanton had shown me how to make. The first one Is for the saw layout on the compound bevels.

The second jig is produced by the first. You make a mockup of the pin board and then layout your dovetail angle on the inside. This jig is the key and gives you your setup on your bevel guage.

Here is a shot of the dry fit.

I had also flattened some 4/4 for the bottom.

A little edge joining.


And the glueup.


While the glue was drying I whittled out the handle.

And after the glueup a little sanding and the handle in place.

The joints leave a little to be desired. And I learned one of the biggest lessons is because of the compound angle the marking gauge is not your true line.
Stand by more to come. Thanks for viewing;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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JL7

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#1 posted 1174 days ago

Wow Dave – this is really impressive! You have been doing your due diligence! Someday I would like to have the precense of mind to try this…......looking forward to seeing the progress.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#2 posted 1174 days ago

Thanks Jeff. I have been researching this for a while. The first set done here is in popular. I was expecting to have a few more mistakes and have to redo. But I only had to cut the joinery once. Wow that is a first.

You know I was posting on your mothers bookends as you were posting here. Tag your it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#3 posted 1174 days ago

Thanks Cessna and I do see the smile. Cool;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#4 posted 1173 days ago

It’s looking good. The dovetail are nice and clean.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Dave

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#5 posted 1173 days ago

Thank you Ianwater;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#6 posted 1173 days ago

Looking good. I like the way you done the handle. You made it look all fancy like instead of simply slapping a simple handle on it. Keep up the good work.
I still have those white oak slabs for you whenever you can make it this way. Sorry I haven’t been online much lately. You know what all has been going on with me though. Have a good weekend and tell your wife happy Mother’s Day for me.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#7 posted 1173 days ago

Thanks William. Happy mothers day to your wife. And as soon as I get the ole truck patched up I will be heading your way. Keep the coffee hot;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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stefang

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#8 posted 1172 days ago

Hi Dave. You did a great job on this. There was an article in FWW some years ago describing this technique written by a Mr. Brown. I forget his last name. I have in fact tried this method out myself and it works very well. I only made one corner to try out the technique and the dovetailing on an angle whereas you have made a beautiful project. I love the shape and also the way the handle is situated.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#9 posted 1172 days ago

Thanks Mike. My wife calls it my coffin. Same shape but I believe I could only bury my dachshund in it;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#10 posted 1172 days ago

Dave, if she calls that your coffin, just how many pieces does she plan on cutting the body up in to? She’d have to do a lot of cutting to fit you in there. I think if you don’t want to be cut up you’d better start building a bigger one.
No huge hurry on the wood. I just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten about ya. It’s just been a rough go lately. I’m hoping to get through tomorrow (oldest son coming in with his girlfriend, long sad story) and then maybe get back into the swing of things once again. Just got on Lumberjocks this morning though and decided to ease back in. I don’t feel much like myself when I haven’t done any wood work recently.
The coffee’s always hot man. When there’s none on at the shop, the pot at the house is brewing. That reminds me, my cup is getting low.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#11 posted 1172 days ago

Good to see ya back poking around LJ’s. I hope everything will work out with your son. The wife needed a getaway so we went east. Were in Meridian. Dont tell anybody but i am secretly looking for antique tools. shhhhhhhh

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#12 posted 1168 days ago

Finished

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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