Tag Archives: Old Brown Glue

Drawers Continued — Side Hung in the “Doghouse”

I’m not exactly sure when or why I began to refer to the 3 drawer section of the Armoire as a “doghouse”.  Since it is my original design I suppose it can be called anything I want!  In any case, these … Continue reading

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Major Hurdle Passed Today

When I was a carpenter there was an expression that went something like this: “with every nail you drive, you’re driving yourself out of work”.  Well, that may be true but it sure is nice to see the progress you … Continue reading

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Shop Happenings

Seems as if it’s been a while since I blogged and watching my wife, Diane being so consistent in her blogging makes me feel like a slacker so let me share what’s been going on with the woodworking side of … Continue reading

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Cigar Presentation Tray — with a Cuban Influence!

I’ve finally made progress on this project, a cigar presentation tray commissioned to me by the same client I completed the Mechanical Cellarette for.  During that building process I had two other commissions that I had put on hold so … Continue reading

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How to Add Keys or Splines to a Mitered Box — Cat Box Completed

A box constructed with miter joints, like everything else; has its plusses and minuses.  On the plus side it allows you to use a single piece of wood so that the grain pattern of it can flow around the corners. … 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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Why I Like Old Brown Glue

Glue technology has come a long way from the days where you’d have to keep a glue pot warm in the shop.  That was the first thing you probably did — “put on the glue” so that it was ready … Continue reading

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