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Measuring, Marking, & Keeping Organized

As I’m looking at the plans and pieces of material that will go into the making of my Armoire, I realize that this is a big undertaking!  This is on the scale of building my own house which, although I’ve … Continue reading

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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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