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Weekend Anarchy

Posted on December 18th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects. 3 comments

Every so often the responsibilities of modern life can take a temporary back burner to more selfish (albeit productive) pursuits. This past weekend is a perfect example of one of those times. Admittedly, this is actually the fourth such time when I’m fortunate enough to have a week or more to do this. Every time it has been used to make significant progress on furniture projects. Two years ago I was knee-deep in building my kids two walnut beds. My purple-stained fingers, caused by the tannins, are a reminder of the byproduct of working long periods with Juglans nigra.

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High-Speed Dovetail Glue-Up

Posted on December 5th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, video. No Comments

Here’s a quick and easy way to see how a dovetailed carcass is assembled, at high speed. This is the case for the Traveling Anarchist’s Tool Chest.

Sorry Mr. Schwarz, but I had to use some clamps on mine to pull everything in tight.

The Slow Grind of Dovetailing

Posted on December 4th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Projects. 1 Comment

Chopping out the tail waste for the main carcass of my Traveling Anarchist’s Tool Chest. Slow and steady.