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Boxes from Red Cedar #10: working towards a glue up

01-02-2021 07:32 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Note to self: NEVER get in a hurry to get a task done, tends to go badly….. Ok, Corners # 3 and #4….figured I could get those done… These dovetails were not too hateful….however… Had to figure a way to cut out the notch…..I even used that backer board….other end of which is clamped into the bench vise….saw wanted to wander a bit…and then the skinniest chisel I had, to pop the waste out….also popped both sides of the notch o...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #6: Laundry Detail = Dovetails

12-26-2020 04:44 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sounds like a plan? Start a load of Laundry, work on dovetails….maybe a glue up while the load is in the dryer? Got out the usual suspects.. Do a bit of layout….pins first… Saw the pins… about 6-8 full strokes…to go 1/4” in depth….then chop the waste.. Ooops, at least THAT will be on the inside….why I always start the chops on the show side….use the pins to lay out the tails…cut the tails with the bandsaw…I ca...

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Blind Dovetails? #2: day 2...a little better

10-28-2020 04:15 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Found out a couple items….on the end of most bevel gauges, the blade ends at an angle… Which also matches the angles I use for my dovetails. I can simply leave the blade locked out straight with the handle. I can lay that blade along the rebate….and lay out the pins.. So, if I start with a half pin on each edge, and work towards the center…. I even gained another pin! Then, while using the No. 68 Dovetail saw….IF I also used the putty knife as a ke...

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Blind Dovetails? #1: back story, day one

10-27-2020 05:51 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Was just sitting around, one day, watching a bit of Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s Shop on Youtube. He had Chris Schwarz on, talking about building “Campaign Furniture” episode 1….when Chris showed how to make the corner joints used in the casework….before all the brass parts were added. Called it a Full Blind Dovetail. Wasn’t doing any projects at the moment, hmmm…maybe give those a try….would be something different to learn? ...

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Pipe tap & die box #2: Dovetails 101

10-01-2020 11:19 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Time to build a box….gather the toys.. Just the usual suspects…. Pins first, of course. Chisels are to set the spacing of the pins….finish marking things out.. Disston No. 68 to make a few cuts…set up a chopping block.. Chop down 1/2 way on the show side, flip over and chop the rest of the waste out… Clean up with a small rasp. Use this to lay out the matching tails. Leave the pencil lines by cutting on the waste side. then more chopping goi...

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Tap & Die Box build #3: Dovetails...

09-22-2020 12:33 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Making through dovetails in 1/2” thick stock…..so.. Needed a marking gauge, set to the thickness of the stock….lets me know how far down to saw. Stand the board up in the vise.. A bevel gauge set to the angle I wanted. Start on the edges with a 1/2 pin. Then work my way to the center…Next, a small combo square to mark the vertical saw lines…..have a spotlight on, so I can see what I’m doing. Then “drop the board down… Pick your sa...

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Box from Ash scraps #7: Box #2 glue up

03-31-2019 05:27 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

got the rest of the corners done….had an issue with the big backsaw not wanting to start a cut….found a saw that would as long as I keep the blade waxed The one end had split along the glue line….still got the tails marked and chopped Once the dry fit was done, and I took things apart to work on the last corner.. The part with the split was sent to the clamps, and glued back up….last pins were chopped.. Used those to mark out the tails…and chop those&...

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Introduction and 1st Dove Tail Saw

04-02-2018 12:40 PM by Steve_In_MN | 8 comments »

Hello!I’m a new member to the LJ’s community and wanted to introduce myself. I added my background to my profile, so won’t repeat except to say I’m looking forward to participating in this wonderful woodworking community. My renewed journey with woodworking will be focused on the use of hand tools. Therefore, my first project was to build a Dovetail Saw (photo below). It is not perfect but I’m pleased with how it turned out, since it was my first attempt. ...

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Saw Making #6: Gents Saw Conversion Part 5

10-07-2016 10:36 PM by AgentTwitch | 0 comments »

So this blog entry will be pretty short. In truth, creating a saw tote doesn’t take more than half a day in the shop to cut out the wood, shape it and get the first coat of finish on it. This blog seems long, but I did try to cover a lot of the details for those that care about such things. In this final installment of the little gents saw conversion, we install the saw back, line up the saw plate, install the split nuts, give it some test cuts, make a final adjustment or two, oil it...

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Saw Making #5: Gents Saw Conversion Part 4

10-02-2016 10:42 PM by AgentTwitch | 2 comments »

Finishing the Saw Tote We are nearing the home stretch! Thanks for following along. To recap, we decided to convert a 10” gents saw into a western dovetail saw and selected the pattern and materials in part 1. In part 2 of the series, we bored out lots of holes to shape the tote, cut the tote out on the bandsaw, hogged out the mortise for the saw back and drilled stepped holes for the brass split nut hardware on the drill press. In part 3, we cut the saw spine down, notched the saw plate t...

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