Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'joinery'

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Drop Leaf Table #3: A few details before....

11-27-2019 05:04 PM by Tom | 1 comment »

Before I launch into the next stage of my table build, I thought I would share a few learnings and insights from the mortise and tenon work. Only a few tools I think it is interesting how few hand tools I needed to create the mortise and tenons. Just a few chisels, a crosscut tenon saw and some basic layout tools. The mortise chisel is 5/16” wide, which is a really nice size for tenons with 3/4” boards. It falls right between 1/3 and 1/2 of the board thickness. It is ...

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Square peg Cheat

07-19-2019 08:32 AM by George_SA | 3 comments »

How I join two pieces of wood with a square peg. I start of by ripping a square dowel on my table saw and I round one end on my disk sander to fit in my drill chuck. Then I cut a shoulder Then I put it through my dowel making jig rounding up to the shoulder I cut. I step down the dowel in 0,5mm increments until I reach the dowel size I want. (In this case I went from 8mm down to 5,5mm) Then I cut the dowel I sand the bevels on my disk sander Finished square peg/dowel Dril...

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Waterfall slab #2: How to cut a waterfall slab with no straight edge

06-06-2019 10:23 PM by Tmanpdx | 2 comments »

You can get on Youtube and see a lof of waterfall slabs. What you won’t find on Youtube is a way to cut a slab where you don’t have two straight edges on a REALLY LONG slab – like almost 7’ long. In my testing with my Festool track saw and an 8’ track, I was not satisfied with the straightness of the 45 degree bevel. Two things occurred – one, I was getting some flex in the track and two, the 45 degree was not as tight as I’d like it. So I decid...

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Chair Repair with Epoxy Glue & Vector Clamping

05-28-2019 01:50 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently repaired these unique chairs that don’t have stretchers. The construction demands solid joints and it took Epoxy glue and vector clamping to put these back together in working order. Here’s the video to watch the process:

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Marc Adams School of Woodworking 2018 Review

11-09-2018 07:56 PM by Matt887 | 2 comments »

My inaugural year of attending classes at The Marc Adams School of Woodworking was an experience like none other. I was unsure what to expect as I found the school after a recommendation from the guys at the Against The Grain podcast not from a trusted friend or colleague. So when I arrived in April for Zane Powell’s Basic Cabinet Making course I was a bit apprehensive. As I entered the building I was surprised to find 20 high quality benches in the classroom and a machine room full of top of...

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Timber Framed 3/4"-1' Scale Model

10-25-2018 03:51 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

I’m planning to build a timber framed pergola/ arbor soon and wanted to get a head started by building a scale model. Check out my short video!

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Treadle Lathe #2: Joinery Layout

09-27-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Now that all the major components of the lathe are dimensioned I begin laying out the joinery. The treadle lathe will be build using mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak dowels. Check out the video for details! View on YouTube

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From wood butchery to wood workery #4: My first attempt at a tutorial - half lap miter joinery

07-14-2018 10:21 PM by Woodbutchery | 2 comments »

While working on another project, I needed to re-familiarize myself with working with my half-lap miter sled. While doing that, I realized I need to make something more stable than what I had originally come up with. The new sled was made out of a piece of mahogany plywood. The board was 26” x 10”. I ripped two strips along the length, each 1 1/2” wide, glued the strips together for the fence, and glued and screwed the fence to the board. I used my square to get th...

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Gift Projects #1: Need a Gift? Make This Elegant Keepsake/Jewelery Box

02-01-2018 09:48 PM by ScottBelleri | 4 comments »

View on YouTube I made this box as a gift for my friend Linn from the Darbin Orvar channel. We made plans to drive down to Corvallis to meet with Linn and her husband Matt, and I decided to make this wooden box for them as a gift. I used some tropical hardwood for the sides (I think it was Ipe), and cherry wood for the top and bottom. The liner was Paduk. I only had a few days to make it, so I worked up until the last minute. I did what I could to save time, and ran into trouble figh...

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Handtool Basics #5: Who is the KING of the Butt Joint?

01-22-2018 07:58 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, I did a quick little deep dive into the ins and outs of common butt joint techniques. I looked at biscuits, Mortise and Tenons (both hand cut and machine cut) Festool Domino Floating Tenons, and the Kreg Jig. I broke down how long it takes to make these joints, how consistent they come out, how easy and repeatable they are, and how strong each joint is. I break down (with lots of data) how much they cost in both money and time invested into each joint from the perspective of a...

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