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Isn’t pockethole joinery bad for wood movement?

June 22, 20154 Comments

In the short time since I released the video for Samantha’s table I’ve had a few people asking why I didn’t use a different method for attaching the table top to the apron. Apparently there’s a lot of concern centering around the use of pocket hole joinery this way, more specifically a concern it isn’t […]

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Simultaneous glue-up concerns

March 2, 20151 Comment

It’s not unusual in the basement workshop to find myself doing simultaneous glue-ups on identical components, in fact I do it quite frequently. Typically the reason is because of a lack of clamps, and a strong desire to make progress on the project as quickly as possible. If I stepped back and paid close attention […]

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540 Madison’s Dresser Pt 4 “Drawer Frames”

February 27, 20152 Comments

We’re making progress with the 8 drawer tall dresser I’m building for my daughter Madison. In today’s episode we’re moving on to building the drawer frames for the dresser. Drawer frames are a crucial component in the overall body of the dresser, and while most probably won’t notice them in their entirety (other than the […]

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539 Madison’s Dresser Pt 3 “Sides, sides, everywhere are sides”

February 19, 20157 Comments

It’s time to get started with the actual building of Madison’s tall dresser, and the first steps in the process is making the sides for the body. These consist of two wide, solid-wood panels just over 49 inches in length and 19 inches in width. In order for us to attach the drawer frames (which […]

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496 Bedside Tables Pt 2

November 17, 20129 Comments

Welcome back to part 2 of the Bedside Table Build. We again have some wide panels that will make up the sides of the tables and they need to be milled and glued up. But rather than tackling the task by “going ALL hand plane” on the wide boards like last week I decided to […]

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416 The Skraper by Benchcrafted

March 1, 20100 Comments

The folks over at Benchcrafted really know how to make tools. Jameel and everyone stand by the products they make so we don’t have to worry about whether or not they’re going to hold up in our shops. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that they’re woodworkers too. They don’t […]

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