Category Archives: woodworking

How to chisel out dovetail waste.

Or how much I hate my coping saw and my inability to saw with it.  I really have tried the coping saw method. It’s just not for me. I also refuse to buy a 100 plus dollar fret saw, which … Continue reading

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How to gang cut case dovetails 

Or… how I sort of did it. I had not intended on attempting to gang cut the dovetails. I was simply trying to mimic Paul’s method for using one set of layout lines to ensure the exactness of the others. … Continue reading

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Laying out dovetails with dividers and a diagonal line.

So tonight I had one of those moments. I’ve been struggling to figure out how to layout the dovetails for my laundry cabinet. I was inspired to build it after watching Ralphs build over at the accidental woodworker blog on … Continue reading

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How to cut a long grain dado for bookcase kick plate.

Or. How I cut it adapting Paul’s method of using knife walls to cut dados. Tools used, knife, chisel, router plane.  Step 1. Layout the dado and put a knife line on the front face line only. Pencil in the … Continue reading

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Paul Sellers inspired bookcase kick plate Dado done.

One more to go. I wasn’t prepared for how much different it is to try to cut a Dado along the grain. The fit is snug thanks to Paul’s cut the face and then measure the back line of the … Continue reading

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You can’t make this stuff up. Milking the reindeer. Merry Christmas everyone.

So i’m reading the unpluggedshop blog aggregator and I happened upon this: https://blog.lostartpress.com/2016/11/09/for-your-bookshelf-peasant-art-in-sweden-lapland-and-iceland/ Great pictures of crafts in Sweden. So I’m showing the pictures to my wife on archive.org and no lie I flip the page and there is a … Continue reading

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Werkzeug Eisen: Roman Iron Tools

Thanks to Chris Schwarz and the Lost Art Press team for making me spend hours looking at old books in a language I can’t remember from High School. Seriously, thank you. For all the woodworking history buffs, this type of … Continue reading

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