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Drill Press Cabinet Build #1: Main Cabinet Dovetails and Stopped Dado

11-20-2020 12:37 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

In this video I’m working through some knots to create dovetails and stopped dadoes. I chose to use some scrap plywood I had on hand to not waste good lumber. I may go back eventually and make a good looking cabinet from hardwood, but not sure if that is worth the money for shop storage. Do you guys spend decent money to have good a nice looking shop? Check out the build so far here.

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Maker Faire Dovetail Video

10-01-2020 03:23 PM by MrWolfe | 4 comments »

This is an online video demonstration of creating dovetails with hand tools. I was initially scheduled to do a live demonstration at a local Maker Faire in March of 2020. Due to Covid19 closures that event was tentatively postponed and rescheduled for September. As this crazy year progressed, Maker Faire SA and the San Antonio Public Library decided to create an online event instead. The participants were asked to make a short video demonstrating their craft. The video was about 20 minutes...

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Jefferson Bookcases #7: Smoothing and prep for shellac

08-10-2020 06:19 PM by Dave Polaschek | 10 comments »

I had planned to blog about applying shellac next, but realized that getting ready for finishing is more important than applying the finish. So let’s get a case ready for finishing. I have two primary tools for this prep work. A wooden smoothing plane I made and a block plane. The first is for planing long grain, and the latter for end grain, though if I just have a tiny bit of end grain to do and it’s well supported so I don’t have to worry about blowing out the edges, I’ll use the smooth...

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Jefferson Bookcases #4: Large case pin boards and backs

08-07-2020 07:24 PM by Dave Polaschek | 4 comments »

Today it was time to start making boxes. First step is to cut the pin boards. I start by transferring the tails to them and marking everything out. On the front, I should draw the baseline to the second to last line I transferred from the tails. On the back, I only need to mark the outermost two lines, as those will be part of the mitered corner, and I’ll be sawing the top and back, but not the front. After cutting the sides of the pins (the ones I marked on the front)...

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Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting... #2: fixing mistakes, improvising and getting it done

01-08-2020 11:08 AM by mafe | 8 comments »

Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting…fixing mistakes, improvising and getting it done Here we are at part two of the caddy build, a Christmas gift for my girlfriend, as I thought she should have something, made with my hands. Last blog ended here, where the fingers were cut and we have a frame. Took these pictures after the whiskey was enjoyed and I then left the shop for the day. But let’s go back to where we finished.Let’s talk about the mistakes we make and how t...

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Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting... #1: Boards, shape and fingers

01-06-2020 01:41 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting…boards, shape and fingers / taps I wanted to give my girlfriend something made with my hands for Christmas, as one of the gifts and since she is a Jacqueline of many trades, I decided a caddy / tote to bring her stuff, would be a thing that can bring joy in many situations. If she will use it for gardening, drawing stuff, painting gear, tools, garden tools, flowers or even perhaps at her job as a doctor, that must be up to her, for now I ...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #8: Applying finish to the bench

11-02-2019 02:52 AM by siggykc | 1 comment »

Well, what can I say folks. The last post basically covered the last of the chopping, drilling and gluing. Perhaps the next step is a little boring for some folks – applying the finish to the workbench. I’ll keep it short, as there is nothing about smacking a chisel with glee nor using an auger with the finesse of Haliburton’s best directional drillers. My apologies in advance. With the workbench structure complete, I sanded it all over by hand with 240 grit sand paper, removing the fin...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #6: Mounting the tail vise and cutting the mortises for the workbench top

09-22-2019 01:35 AM by siggykc | 0 comments »

G’day friends, Last post you may have recalled I outlined how I cut, fitted and glued the 2 workbench top halves. I shall carry on from there. After unclamping, I took to both halves with a glue scraper to clean them all up before using a No7 plane to ensure the sides were all square to the bottom side of the top. The bottom is my reference point as it mates to the base of the workbench. The top can always be planed accordingly at the very end to bring it all into alignment. The next...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #5: My First Workbench Build - The Workbench Top

09-15-2019 08:30 AM by siggykc | 4 comments »

G’day folks. It has been a while since my last update. I shall do a couple of posts to catch up for the last couple of months. The Workbench Top. Like the legs, the top is constructed from good old fashioned Hard/Rock Maple. Due to the 115mm thick dimensions, and the fact that I am a mere 5’5”in size, constructing a single piece top was out of the question.As I work on this on weekends and some week nights, it is imperative that I can put the bench aside so that others may use the works...

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Moxon Vise Build

09-28-2018 12:31 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I made this Moxon vise to bring my work up to a comfortable height when laying out and cutting dovetails and other joinery. The vise is 24 inches between the screws so I can clamp wide boards. The vise has really good clamping pressure and like all the Benchcrafted hardware I have seen, everything operates smooth and fast. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBXvlP4bEs

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