Tag Archives: dovetail

Hand Tool Class Session #3

This week marks the half way point in the class I’m teaching at WoodItIs here in Las Vegas.  WoodItIs is a wonderful school located in North Las Vegas and founded by Jamie Yocono.  She has expanded the physical size of … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Read Now Put to the Test

I doubt that I’m the only woodworker out there that subscribes to a number of woodworking sites that send out information and, of course; lots of invitations to either buy or subscribe to something.  Even though the commercial part of … 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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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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Dovetails & Dutchmen

If there is one thing I’ve learned about woodwork it’s that using woodwork and perfection in the same sentence is a rarity!  Let’s face it, wood being a natural material is unpredictable and apt to move on its own whenever … Continue reading

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Applying Felt on Box Sides — not just the Bottom!

Here is the completed presentation box I was commissioned to build through my Etsy store.  The wood is Monkeypod, dimensions are approximately 3 1/2″ deep and tall by 4 1/2″ long.  The finish is multiple coats of Platinum shellac rubbed … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails — Part 2

In my last blog I was working on the sliding lid boxes which are almost completed.  All that remains is the shellac finish, lining the bottoms, and adding dividers for some that will be marketed as remote control storage boxes. … Continue reading

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