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One Down, Three To Go
My French Oak bench is coming along, slowly but surely. Last night I finished the last of four mortises, and today I cut the first dovetail, which meant I could test fit the first leg. When I cut large joints like this I do 99% of my test fitting with squares, straightedges and dial calipers. Sounds finicky, I know, but if I can prove the geometry of each part with a small tool, then I'm not struggling with a heavy oak leg and almost a square foot of friction between parts. Many used a…
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In a recent post, I talked about four simple woodworking joints. Here I am going to go into some more complicated joinery, starting with locked joints, where the wood itself makes up part of the strength of the joint.
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Traditional Japanese "Toolbox" to Die For: Keiji Ashizawa's Hirosaki Knife Box - Core77
Hirosaki is a city in northern Japan responsible for the bulk of that country's apple production, meaning they've got a lot of apple trees. In homage to the region, designer Keiji Ashizawa incorporated apple wood in his Hirosaki Knife Box, produced for Wallpaper's Handmade collection of objects.The bulk of the...
Featherboard Techniques: Cutting Sliding Dovetails on the Router Table
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Tapered sliding dovetail bench
A bench for Garden for George Some projects just take years. I was approached 3 years ago about making a bench or benches for a garden in memory of George Harrison. The representative and I went through all my designs and finally, a couple of months ago, settled on a design that came from using tapered sliding dovetail joints in a bowl horse. I had never made such a bench, but was comfortable making the joints for green wood work tools. A great joint that can easily be knocked apart, and…