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02-21-2020 09:45 PM

Getting efficient at dovetailed drawers by hand - 17 replies

Im curious what kind of pace people consider reasonable for making drawers and what approaches people use to get more efficient. This is specifically about traditional basic drawers with half-lap dovetails in the front, through dovetails or a dado first the back, and a bottom held in a groove. I work in a one-car garage that also stores my bikes...

12-03-2019 08:14 PM

Veritas plow plane blade question - 6 replies

I’ve had a recurring issue that I can’t figure out. I’ll get the blade sharp, the plane seems to work fine, then within the first minute of using it the edge on the blade breaks down. It will fold over away from the bevel and break. So I end up with a jagged edge that won’t cut. I’ve had the plane for a few months and when I first started usi...

09-20-2019 04:40 PM

Backsaw handle shape - 5 replies

I’m curious about about people’s experiences and preferences for the shapes of handles. I only got into woodworking over the last couple years, and i’ve only been using Japanese saws. I’ve gotten pretty comfortable using them and understand the importance of keeping a very light grip and not trying to force the saw. I recently got a pair of c...


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