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    Matt Mahan
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    Hung this just this morning. Became one of those projects that lingered in the corner until I decided to get my act together. Based on an uncredited style I discovered at sopsmith long ago, but modified to feature “proper” joinery. Case is constructed with through mortise-and-tenon joints, drawing shelves into a housing and cross wedged. Back panel is all hand cut as well – 1/2″ stock formed into tongue-and-groove with beading. That became my favorite feature of the till. Sides are shaped to accentuate traditional skew back handsaws – my favorite hand tools. Wood is Ohio-grown black cherry, hand milled and finished with several coats of shellac, then topped with wax. Lots of influence from Paul in this one.

    #744709
    Matt McGrane
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    Looks fantastic, Matt. The wedged tenons look great. And I love the back board detail of T&G with the bead. Nicely done!

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    Matt Mahan
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    Thanks, Matt! Happy with the way those turned out. Was pleasantly surprised with the case strength using this approach, so glad to know it’s a feasible alternative to dovetails for those situations when you don’t have a simple corner to join. In retrospect, I wish I had left them proud, though.

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    Kent Hansen
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    Don’t ya love making stuff for the shop? I know I do…ya get to look at and use it everytime you’re working on something…very satisfying…and you did a bang up job on that till…Awesome!

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    Terry Baxter
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    It certainly looks the business with the tools in! Lovely job, Matt 😊👍.

    Regards, Terry.

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