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Hand tool project in progress

01-09-2021 11:45 PM by Oldtool | 2 comments »

I started a new project directly after the holidays, a dining room buffet for my daughter, to be made in the same design as my previous project – her dining room table, a weathered country look. Same wood, silver maple, and this time I wanted to do as much hand tool work as possible. I started with the top, 60” X 17”, with breadboard ends. First, after milling the two boards, I jointed by hand, using a fence on my No. 7 Stanley which provides a pretty square edge. However, I joint two adjacent edges from opposite sides of the board to ensure complementary angles should they exist: Next up after glue up, creating the tenon shoulders on the top using my home made ker...

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