- 27 January 2015 at 9:31 pm #123955
I have the main box glued up and planed, almost caught up to the videos, ;).
Joe in California
You must be logged in to access attached files.28 January 2015 at 1:17 pm #123982yorkysamParticipant
Nice work Joe. What wood are you using it looks like a hardwood?28 January 2015 at 3:05 pm #123984AntónioParticipant
Enjoy the learning path...!!
https://www.instagram.com/coisasemadeira/28 January 2015 at 3:36 pm #123987
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 California28 January 2015 at 8:52 pm #124020David PerrottParticipant
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”.28 January 2015 at 9:07 pm #124029
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 California28 January 2015 at 9:25 pm #124036David PerrottParticipant
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.28 January 2015 at 10:09 pm #124038kb9jloParticipant
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?31 January 2015 at 12:53 am #124137Matt McGraneParticipant
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/31 January 2015 at 7:02 am #124142WesleyParticipant
I agree about the wood, it looks really well on the chest. That picture of all the dovetails coming together is very, very satisfying.
Wesley31 January 2015 at 7:12 am #124143
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 California31 January 2015 at 9:28 pm #124161Greg MerrittParticipant
http://hillbillydaiku.com31 January 2015 at 11:39 pm #124164STEVE MASSIEParticipant
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 Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US17 February 2015 at 8:24 am #124737LespaulParticipant
Well done with the build. Cannot wait to start mine. That is a alot of dovetails abd all look good.23 April 2015 at 7:15 am #126677
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