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    Joe
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    I have the main box glued up and planed, almost caught up to the videos, ;).

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    Joe in California

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    yorkysam
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    Nice work Joe. What wood are you using it looks like a hardwood?

    #123984
    António
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    Looking good!!
    Carry on!

    Enjoy the learning path...!!
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    #123987
    Joe
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    It’s in poplar. Toughest thing so far was thicknessing. I have converted a (crappy) no. 5 to a scub, but it was tricky. The wood tended to bow as I was planning which leads to planing that bow out and leaving the other side off if you aren’t careful. I think it would probably be best to take about half off of each side when taking off so much — down to 9/16ths.

    Joe in California

    #124020
    David Perrott
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    I’m right along with the videos. Sadly mine doesn’t look nearly as good as P.S’s! Towards the end of video no.6 he says he wasn’t very good when he started out! Guess there is hope for me! I now put an emphasis on finishing projects, no matter how bad it may be. Everything gets better with practice but the more projects you finish, the less each piece needs to be a “masterpiece”.

    #124029
    Joe
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    Yeah I agree David. You can’t become a master without making a lot of ok things in between. I’m fine with calling myself a beginner and making mistakes and learning from them.

    It’s funny because I scoffed at Paul’s lack of dogging. So I drilled a bunch of holes in my bench and used dogs a little, but after using the clamp in the vise i like that much better lol. I do still use hold-fasts some, but I think I’d rather not have the holes in my bench because I keep stuff under the bench and I’m always getting sawdust etc. down there. The more I learn the more respect I have for Paul and his way of working. Hopefully someday I can take a class and visit the castle!

    Looks like i need more clamps for the next glue up, ;).

    Joe in California

    #124036
    David Perrott
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    I guess it takes a while to find out how you like to work. I have gone the other way. I prefer holdfast’s and dogs. I want to build a new bench and have the vise flush mounted.

    #124038
    kb9jlo
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    Very good job. That sure is a lot of dovetails. I have some old, old pine shelf boards but they’re painted white right now. I guess that will come off when I thickness them! Ha, ha!

    Or is that thin-ness them?

    #124137
    Matt McGrane
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    That’s looking really great, Joe. The poplar looks very nice. I think it’s an underrated wood. But probably perfect for a project like this.

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

    #124142
    Wesley
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    I agree about the wood, it looks really well on the chest. That picture of all the dovetails coming together is very, very satisfying.

    Wesley

    #124143
    Joe
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    Thanks, this was the largest amount of dovetails I’ve done before. It’s looking better than I hoped already, :). Almost ready to glue up the bottom skirting.

    Joe in California

    #124161
    Greg Merritt
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    Fantastic start!

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    STEVE MASSIE
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    Looking good, I am hoping to start mine very soon. I probably will use pine as I want use Milk Paint and maybe clear shellac on the inside.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #124737
    Lespaul
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    Well done with the build. Cannot wait to start mine. That is a alot of dovetails abd all look good.

    #126677
    Joe
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    Finished today! It came out a bit rough, but it has character, :). Now I’m looking forward to putting it to use.

    Joe in California

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