Welcome! Forums General Woodworking Discussions Projects "Houston, we have a problem" (or, How to make firewood)

Tagged: 

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #119422
    Joel Finkel
    Participant

    It turns out that I’m building a box for M.C. Escher. Who knew? They are asymmetrical dovetails, so there’s no simple turning the component around.

    Thankfully, I’m in it for the fun; and even mistakes can be fun, too.

    Sometimes.

    Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile. — Hunter/Garcia

    “If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re not allowed to laugh at anyone else.” — Me.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    Attachments:
    #119456
    Carlos J. Collazo
    Participant

    Off-topic, but I just wanted to say that that looks like a pretty nice Paul Sellers work bench you’ve got there. Having built that, the dovetails will be gravy.

    New Jersey, U.S.A.

    #119488
    Joel Finkel
    Participant

    Carlos,

    Thanks. The workbench was a joy to build and use. Dovetails are more of a challenge. I’ve made many on my router table with an Incra jig, but this is my first attempt making them by hand.

    The mistake I made here is, as Paul might joke, something that happens when you get past 60. It’s a mistake I’ll learn from and, hopefully, not repeat.

    Ill practice more in pine. The lines are more easily seen than on oak, and I ought to get tighter fitting joints.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #119542
    Alien8
    Participant

    I believe Paul’s comment might go like : “some boxes will end up a little smaller than originally planned.”

    I’d say just saw off then wrong tails or pins and keep going. Practice helps here and you’ll have a nice story to go with that box.

    Mostly : have fun!

    Diego

    #119565
    Joel Finkel
    Participant

    I keep cutting and cutting and it’s still too short!

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.