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Clock build (grandchildren) #2: Clocks are getting done

Well here is the 4 Clocks that need to delivered. All the Numbers and names of the customers grandkids are laser engraved to a depth of 1/16" +. Main clock is Maple wraped in Cherry. Two coats of tung oil then in the numbers and names I dripped...

First project, a sewing box #2: Abandoning failure for progress

My attempt at learning to make hand-cut dovetails has ended in miserable failure. I don’t fault myself entirely, I also blame the crappy saw. I’m not done with learning that skill, but I have to move on. I made the decision to change to mitered...

Marocan Pattern Build #1: Intro and Stock preparation

I saw a picture of a pattern on google that I though would be fun to make. It looks like a rugby/American football ball in a square centered on the diagonal. I figured that I will need to start with a Square or rectangular lumber and...

Aniversary Liquor Box

I received an order from the bartender at Hannons Irish Pub to make a liquor box but it need to have their name and the date the pub was established with the 30th anniversary also on front. The bartender wants to place a top shelf vodka inside....

Toolbox #1: Too Impatient

I forgot to put my cuts in the drawer foundation assemblies for vertical strength and drawer division. I’ll do that with a Zonas saw and a chisel. I need to strengthen all that up. A friend told me to leave the tenons in these assemblies...

Marocan Pattern Build #2: Glue Up

In part one of this blog I went through making the stock of the pattern and sliced it into squares. This blog is the glue up of the pattern Hide glue was the best For this glue up due to the number of pieces and the difficulties I would face...

Toolbox #2: Good Design Considerations

Last night, I made great progress with the toolbox. I installed two cherry vertical members with a mortise/tenon in the bottom and dadoes on the sides for sliding trays. When I installed two vertical pieces to hold the drawer assemblies,...