Category Archives: Hand Tool Woodworking

Diamond Motif Frame # 103

If you recall reading one of my recent Blogs work had started on a frame for a recent painting by Diane titled “Almost Summer”.  In my mind, I refer to this painting as the Studebaker Girl because she had the model posed … Continue reading

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15° Boxes Progress

As I mentioned in my latest blog titled the Week in Review one of the projects I was working on was the 15° box.  It’s a variation of the slanted dovetail series of boxes I began building a couple of years … Continue reading

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Utility Sink Progress

The Utility Sink project is one that really keeps with my “hybrid woodworking” philosophy.  In this project there are 8 sets of mortise and tenon joints, probably one of the most used joints in woodworking until  pocket hole joinery, biscuits, … Continue reading

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More Handwork: Dovetail Box

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s been a long time since I’ve done much in the way of hand woodworking and joinery.  Didn’t realize how much I’ve missed it and how relaxing it is to be in the … Continue reading

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First Hand-cut Dovetails in Over a Year!

Hard to believe isn’t it?  It sure was for me when I calculated the time.  The last big dovetailed project was my Armoire, then Diane and I did our 6 month Scottsdale adventure where my focus was carving and gilding … Continue reading

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Final Scottsdale Frame?

I’ve been debating over whether or not to publish this blog or actually to even get it started!  I’m in the process of starting a frame but since I’m really unsure of the outcome (as always) and wasn’t sure it … Continue reading

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Picture Frame Carving Tutorial: Part 2

Now that the general outline of the frame has been carved it’s time to separate and model the leaves to give some life to it.  Although I drew those separating lines in my initial steps it’s better to do them … Continue reading

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