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Daniel Spatz
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North Bennett Street School Toolbox
Tool box door panel I have been very busy attending North Bennett Street School full time, and Massbay Community College part time, so I have been inactive on the blog lately.  I finished my first furniture project at North Bennett Street School, and I am e...
North Bennett Street School Toolbox
North Bennett Street School Toolbox
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The Real World Can be Frustrating
We all know the expression "strike while the iron is hot."  Just as well you must also strike while the glue is hot.  There are plenty of videos on the internet that discuss in length hammer veneering.  What experience teaches you is there is a lot of work ...
The Real World Can be Frustrating
The Real World Can be Frustrating
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Joiner and Cabinetmaker Chest of Drawers – Part 5
I milled the stock for all of the drawers, and I sharpened all of my tools for dovetailing.  The first step with the drawer parts is to plane a groove on the inside face 3/8 of an inch from the bottom edge.  I used my plow plane with a 1/4 inch wide iron.  ...
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Joiner and Cabinetmaker Chest of Drawers – Part 5
The back of the chest uses frame and panel construction.  Since I have already showed the process for milling stock and mortise and tenon joinery, the only new process to this segment of the project is raising a panel this will be a short blog post. The fin...
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Joiner and Cabinetmaker Chest of Drawers – Part 4
The next step for the Chest of Drawers was initially going to be the back, but I decided to make the drawers divisions sit in blind dadoes, so the drawer divisions had to come before the back was put in. I cut the rabbets on the case sides before any layout...
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Joiner and Cabinetmaker Chest of Drawers by hand – Part 3
With the case pieces milled to their final sizes, it's now time to join them together with hand cut dovetails.  In order to keep track of the parts, I mark a cabinetmaker's triangle on the reference edges of the boards.  In my opinion, it is the most effici...
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Joiner and Cabinetmaker Chest of Drawers by hand – Part 2
In the previous post, I cut all of the parts of the chest of drawers, and glued up the panels for the case in the rough.  Now that the glue has cured overnight, I can begin milling the case sides to size. To mill rough boards to size by hand, I use a jack p...
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Joiner and Cabinetmaker Chest of Drawers by hand – Day 1
It is now Term 4 at my high school, and I am one of many students involved in a W.I.S.E. project.  I read The Joiner and Cabinetmaker  from Lost Art Press when I was in eighth grade, and I knew I wanted to build the Chest of Drawers Thomas does when he beco...
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Small Box with Houndstooth Dovetails
Now that I have several projects under my belt, I have many scrap pieces from many different species of wood.  This box that I just completed was an experiment into how to maximize efficiency in my shop.  They might be scrap pieces of wood; however, the qua...
Small Box with Houndstooth Dovetails
Small Box with Houndstooth Dovetails
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Laguna 14 Twelve Bandsaw
In the past, I have used only hand tools to make the furniture I have completed, and do most of the rough milling at the shop in my school on their machines, but I am at a loss when I do not have access to the shop.  I have just brought in a great addition ...
Laguna 14 Twelve Bandsaw
Laguna 14 Twelve Bandsaw
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