Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dovetails in Sapele — Tough, Fibrous Wood For Sure!

I’ve been working and experimenting with the cutting of dovetails in this Sapele that I’m using for the HDTV stand.  Although I’ve cut a fair share of dovetails, this material is proving to be a tough one to work.  Refer … Continue reading

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A Tricky, Half-Blind Carcass Dovetail

I’ll admit it, like so many other woodworkers I’m enthralled with the dovetail joint.  Yes, it’s probably been romanticized but the truth remains that it is a joint that works because of it’s mechanical design and angles.  Whenever I teach … Continue reading

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Woods Cut, Joinery Started, TV Stand Progress

In my last blog I talked about the bare faced dovetail joint I will be using for this project. I also mentioned how I’m calling this my “challenge project” because I want to try a number of techniques I haven’t … Continue reading

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Bare Faced Dovetail: Critique Requested

In my last blog I talked about the joinery considerations for the TV stand project.  After lots of research and some inquiries on the Woodweb forums I’ve decided that the joint you see pictured here is the way to go … Continue reading

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The Challenge: TV Stand Project

Well, I’ve been holding off beginning to blog on this latest project because of the complexity of the piece.  Since doing the family room remodel it’s obvious that the table we now use to hold the television isn’t adequate so … Continue reading

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Roman Shades = Custom Pull

Well, I did say a post or two ago that it was the last of the blogs about our recent family room remodel but —- guess what?  Here’s another!  If you work around your own home does it ever feel … Continue reading

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Repair Job on a Custom Stool

In my last blog I mentioned that a previous client of mine called me with the news that one of the stools I made for him had an accident.  He told me the stool has survived many parties and grandkids … Continue reading

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