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Tried my LN saw today to make my first

by AlaskaGuy
posted 10-12-2018 01:11 AM


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Desert_Woodworker

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#1 posted 10-12-2018 01:22 AM

I thought that you got some sort of Chinese handheld CNC apparatus that you posted last week…
Anyways nice work

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fuigb

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 01:28 AM

Hey, looks like the damn thing went together: that’s a start! Utility chests for the basement and garage need drawers, too, so press on.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 01:38 AM

Good start, AG. Nice shop BTW. Much roomier and neater than mine!

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#4 posted 10-12-2018 01:41 AM

I would be proud of those for a first try.

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#5 posted 10-12-2018 01:46 AM

I’ve seen plenty of antiques with similar blind dovetails that are still going strong. This is where those small remnants of the really thin cheap walnut veneer you wonder why you’ve kept all this time could come in handy as you practice your BDT’s on utility boxes, etc.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 10-12-2018 01:47 AM

Nice work for a first attempt.

I also have the same issue with tools collecting on my bench. I swear there are tools there I didn’t even know that I owned, but somehow show up.

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AlaskaGuy

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 01:54 AM



I ve seen plenty of antiques with similar blind dovetails that are still going strong. This is where those small remnants of the really thin cheap walnut veneer you wonder why you ve kept all this time could come in handy as you practice your BDT s on utility boxes, etc.

- Lazyman


Not that it matters and its hard to tell on a computer screen but that a piece of “Sapele” wood. You did give an idea though. Just for grins/experience I think I’ll glue that up and see how well I can make it look putting the slivers of wood and sawdust etc.

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#8 posted 10-12-2018 01:57 AM



I thought that you got some sort of Chinese handheld CNC apparatus that you posted last week…
Anyways nice work

- Desert_Woodworker


Well I did, and I intend to use it too. I just happened to start with the LN.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 10-12-2018 02:01 AM

Hey. It’s a start.

If you can cut close enough to the line, all you have to do is a cursory paring on a pin or tail. Half blinds are a bich as well.

Might a suggest drawing some 90 deg lines on the end of a piece of scrap and practice sawing? Just a suggestion. Don’t kill the messenger. It’s DWs fault. Why I don’t know but it is.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 10-12-2018 02:05 AM



Hey. It’s a start.

If you can cut close enough to the line, all you have to do is a cursory paring on a pin or tail. Half blinds are a bich as well.

Might a suggest drawing some 90 deg lines on the end of a piece of scrap and practice sawing? Just a suggestion. Don’t kill the messenger. It’s DWs fault. Why I don’t know but it is.

- TheFridge


Drawing lines and practicing. Been doing that every day for week now.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#11 posted 10-12-2018 02:09 AM



Good start, AG. Nice shop BTW. Much roomier and neater than mine!

- Rich


Rich this was not the shop that he was supposed to bunk us together, during our visit to AKguy in Feb 2016…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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AlaskaGuy

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#12 posted 10-12-2018 02:12 AM


Good start, AG. Nice shop BTW. Much roomier and neater than mine!

- Rich

Rich this was not the shop that he was supposed to bunk us together, during our visit to AKguy in Feb 2016…

- Desert_Woodworker


Yep, that the shop. Good lord, 2016, time flies.

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#13 posted 10-12-2018 02:15 AM

Awesome. Well if you need a cheerleader I am here for you.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 10-12-2018 02:22 AM



Awesome. Well if you need a cheerleader I am here for you.

- TheFridge

Every woodworker need a cheerleader

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#15 posted 10-12-2018 02:31 AM

Spurt

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#16 posted 10-12-2018 02:34 AM


It’s DWs fault. Why I don’t know but it is.

- TheFridge


To others, Fridge is the the hero of ALDER on Lumberjocks but Desert_Woodworker is in favor with Mother Alder-

Due to age differences, he can’t cast enough “SEED of Alder” to my record and counting. Yet he is a brother in Alder.

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#17 posted 10-12-2018 02:56 AM

Stellar job on the 1/2 blind dovetails, AlaskaGuy…..You did good….I’ve never attempted to cut dovetails, and I applaud anyone who can…I even have a dovetail jig, but it’s still in the box….brand new….!!

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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AlaskaGuy

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#18 posted 10-12-2018 03:07 AM


Stellar job on the 1/2 blind dovetails, AlaskaGuy…..You did good….I ve never attempted to cut dovetails, and I applaud anyone who can…I even have a dovetail jig, but it s still in the box….brand new….!!

- Rick Dennington


Thanks Rick. I have a Leigh DR 24 I’ve had for many years. I use it off and on for drawers and some casework on projects from time to time. I have a job coming up that needs to have 1/2 blinds, due to the shape I can’t do it with the leigh. Got do it by hand, so here we are. I’m going to give it a shot.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#19 posted 10-12-2018 03:21 AM

Yea…..I guess I really need to dig mine out and give it a whip….It’s a MLCS jig I bought about 12 years ago…I had good intentions, but you know how that goes….!! I don’t think you’ll have any trouble cutting those dovetails, from what I’ve seen….No worries, mate…!!

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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#20 posted 10-12-2018 03:47 AM

Hey at least you didn’t try to fill up the gaps with glue and saw dust.
And pass it off to us as acceptable
Here’s a E for effort

-- Aj

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#21 posted 10-12-2018 03:57 AM

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#22 posted 10-12-2018 04:00 AM


Hey at least you didn’t try to fill up the gaps with glue and saw dust.
And pass it off to us as acceptable
Here’s a E for effort

- Aj2

Thanks for you comment,

Not a glue and saw dust kind of a guy. I’ll keep practicing until I get something acceptable or I figure out something else.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#23 posted 10-12-2018 04:03 AM


Not a glue and saw dust kind of a guy. I ll keep practicing until I get something acceptable or I figure out something else.

- AlaskaGuy

I prefer to use solid boards and sketch in the dovetails with Prismacolor pencils.

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AlaskaGuy

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#24 posted 10-12-2018 04:08 AM


Not a glue and saw dust kind of a guy. I ll keep practicing until I get something acceptable or I figure out something else.

- AlaskaGuy

I prefer to use solid boards and sketch in the dovetails with Prismacolor pencils.

- Rich


hummmmmm I hope to get better.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#25 posted 10-12-2018 07:33 AM

If you end up liking to do the hand cut DT’s build a Moxon vise so you can stand comfortably at your work bench/table. You won’t have body parts talking to you, and when aligned correctly it really does allow for much better chisel control. All of that = slicker hand cuts from the start. The second part you already mentioned. Anyone who is brilliant at hand cut DT’s has made a LOT of hand cut DT’s, or spends hours agonizing at each tail/pin connection. Or is a master at glue and sawdust….. Practice practice practice is the quickest way to hand cut DT’s.

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AlaskaGuy

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#26 posted 10-12-2018 08:05 AM


If you end up liking to do the hand cut DT s build a Moxon vise so you can stand comfortably at your work bench/table. You won t have body parts talking to you, and when aligned correctly it really does allow for much better chisel control. All of that = slicker hand cuts from the start. The second part you already mentioned. Anyone who is brilliant at hand cut DT s has made a LOT of hand cut DT s, or spends hours agonizing at each tail/pin connection. Or is a master at glue and sawdust….. Practice practice practice is the quickest way to hand cut DT s.

- therealSteveN


Thanks for the suggestions and input therealSteveN.

I know here your coming form. I back is already talking to me after today session.

Moxon vice, If you look closely at the second picture in my post you see the back jaws of the vice on the end of my work table have clamping tails incorporated into it. I can easily remove that vice and clamp it the table top. I just need to build a box so to speak behind it. Or I could build another smaller one for dovetails. Thanks for that suggestion it’s a good one.

Good night all, it past my bed time.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#27 posted 10-12-2018 12:22 PM

I was going to suggest a moxon vice but i see Steve took care of that all ready so you can put me down as a +1 to that. It really helps to elevate the workup to a more comfortable position. I like mine right around a standing elbow height.

My first DT’s (and some of my current ones) look like they were worked with a rock and a screwdriver. Its a fun task and being able to see your progression from one set to the next is worthwhile.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#28 posted 10-12-2018 02:17 PM

they look damn nice to me just a little more practice as you said and never forget DONT FEED THE BEARS :<))))

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#29 posted 10-16-2018 12:28 AM

Definitely looks solid

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#30 posted 10-21-2018 08:50 PM

Third attempt, I have a couple of very large gaps (I really don’t know how that happened) and an extra scribe line. I think it’s best so far anyway. Getting closer on the base line.

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