Category Archives: Shop Tips

Chisels and Alchemy

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan Lately I have been designing a new piece that calls for many small dovetails. The chisels that I use now, while … Continue reading

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New Project (pt. 1)

I am very excited to begin this new piece.  It is a project that I have been thinking about and sketching for quite a while.  After much thought, I have a design that I feel perfectly matches the recipient. Before … Continue reading

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Coopering

       

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Dovetail Appliance

  I built this as a bookbinder’s press, but recently discovered that it works incredibly well at a dovetail guide.  

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