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Spicebox_dovetailed_drawers.jpgSpicebox dovetailed drawers43 viewsThis was a lot of fun! I stepped up and went for the hounds tooth dovetails on the large central drawer.Sgt42RHR
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galootmas2.jpgDelights from Walter13 viewsCandle holders he made himself, and a similarly sourced chisel holder, Witherby chisel and a drawknife both sturdy and ready for the home. Sweetly shaped mallet, curvy wrench (I'd not seen one of these before) and an oil can for obvious uses.curt seeliger
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Massachusetts_low_chest_dovetails1.jpgDovetailed drawers81 viewsI made the four drawers when I got home from the class. I used dividers to maintain the same spacing ratio on each of the drawers, even though the number of tails changed with each drawer.Sgt42RHR
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Massachusetts_low_chest_drawer_pull_hardware.jpgDrawer pulls71 viewsAll hardware was bright brass from Ball & Ball. I painted it all with gun bluing which turned it black, then I steel wooled and polished with Simichrome polish which left patina in the deep recesses and hard to reach spots. In this view, one can also see the effect of the dark glaze applied in the fillet of the thumbnail moulding around the drawers.Sgt42RHR
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cherryspoon.jpgcherry spoon 16 viewsroughed out with a drawknife, finished with a Mora and a Pinewood Forge hook knife.
Will let it dry a bit before putting the finishing touches on it.
dlarue
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Ready_to_cut.jpgSlab Desk34 viewsGetting ready to cut the top. Note reference lines drawn to maintain 90 degrees with ends as there are no straight edges. After this cut, a friend's track saw was used to make them 45 degrees.jerkinsj
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IMG_0715.JPGMoxon vise 33 viewsThis is build to drop into the dog holes along the east edge of the bench. With a 20" opening between the screws and a 6" capacity, it can handle most all drawer boxes I would likely work on as well as any dovetail joints.Charlie Driggs
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IMG_20150822_174929.jpg2015 Galoot BBQ 285 viewsmy small workbench, so much better than a Workmate(tm).
The thing on the left if the shaving pony we were using to rough our spoon blanks with a small drawknife. I had a couple of dog tie-out stakes and a ratchet strap cinching the bench solidly to the ground.
dlarue
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punches.JPGForged for blacksmithing class104 viewsthese were made from steel drawn off of a jackhammer bit. on the right is the first tool, a 1/4" round punch. on the left is a 1/8" x 5/8" slit punch. they are ready for hardening and tempering.madwing
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BottomStretcher02.jpgBottom stretcher joint, inside view. 18 viewsLower (end) stretchers are joined to legs with drawbored mortise & tenon joints. The long stretchers are joined with wedged through dovetail joints.saltchuck
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drawbore.jpgdrawboring79 viewsboring the slightly offset holes in the tenonsdlarue
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drawboretest.jpgdrawbore test67 viewstesting a drawbored M&T joint
used my Galootaclaus drawbore pins
dlarue
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