Although it pains us to do so, woodworkers have to ask for a hand once in a while. One of my next projects, the Benchcrafted split-top Roubo bench is one example of that. The bench calls for about 250-300 bd/ft of materials, in this case some rock maple I had cut from a log about 2 1/2 years ago after a hurricane came through Cincinnati. (Yes that can happen from time to time).
Here is a quick :90 sec video tour of one of the machine rooms we used to mill up the maple.
Because I seasoned it myself outside on … Read More »
I’d like to submit this humble little shelf project I did a few years ago for WIA 2009 that was a part of a video project I did with Gorilla Glue. This was a part of a series of shelves I did to practice some hand cut dovetails in curly cherry and purple heart. The video at this link gives a more basic approach to building them with rabbet construction and dowels. All materials you can purchase stock from a local big-box.
If you are looking for another easy alternative Megan’s Fitzpatrick has got one here at Popular Woodworking’s “I do … Read More »
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.