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The only thing left to build now are the doors. Then, a lot of sanding.
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Drawers for the music cabinet.
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2014-07-21
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Progress on the music cabinet. The web frames are finished and fitted (but not glued yet), and I've started working on the frame-and-panel back.
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2014-03-18
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The music cabinet is coming along nicely. Since my last post, I've glued up the case (sides + shelf) and am nearly done with the interior joinery. Lots of sliding dovetails, which were a challenge until I figured out a few tricks.
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2014-03-11
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The music cabinet is coming along nicely. Since my last post, I've glued up the case (sides + shelf) and am nearly done with the interior joinery. Lots of sliding dovetails, which were a challenge until I figured out a few tricks.
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2014-03-11
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I made a jig for sawing dovetails today. It's designed to be used with a Japanese dovetail saw, and measures about 2" x 2" x 4". Rare earth magnets in the ends keep the saw flush. They are covered with a square of UHMW tape to let the saw blade move smoothly. Stick-on 400 grit sandpaper keeps it from moving on the workpiece.

Not an original idea. A home-made version of http://davidbarronfurniture.co.uk/david_barron_tools.asp?pg=1&id=5. There's also something similar from Veritas: http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=41718&cat=1,42884,41718
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2013-10-27
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The finished table. Better shots coming, I hope, when I have some time to experiment with photography. We bought some new dishes and napkins yesterday; we are planning to get some new chairs too.
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My table is almost done!
Butterfly leaf mechanism and sliding sides. One side is still a bit sticky.
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Butterfly leaf mechanism and sliding sides. One side is still a bit sticky.
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