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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

In the last blog post (Part 4), I showed making the dovetail pins in the Side component. In this video, I show how to use these already-made pins to create the matching tails in the End...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

In the last Part 3 of this series, I showed making the full-length Side and End components for the Williamsburg Knife Box. I also copied and flipped these components and placed on a full width box...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a series of videos on building the Williamsburg Knife Box. In the previous blog entry, I showed the making of the half length symmetrical End and Side components, and ensuring that...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 2

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 2

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My last blog entry set the stage for building this Knife Box, one that was presented at the January Williamsburg conference "Working Wood in the 18th Century". This video is second in the series...

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Designing for Young Woodworkers

Designing for Young Woodworkers

Our woodworking group will have a special challenge this summer - working a wood project with a group of 7-10 year olds. We will not have much time, less than one hour. What can you teach and build...

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Showing Shop Dovetail Procedure (in SketchUp)

Showing Shop Dovetail Procedure (in SketchUp)

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Recently I tried to explain my dovetail procedure used in the shop. The project was making several Shaker Chip Boxes, and each corner is fastened with hand-cut dovetails thesenbspare...

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Dovetail Joints in SketchUp Made Easy

Dovetail Joints in SketchUp Made Easy

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A new plugin for SketchUp makes it dead simple to add dovetails to your model

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Making a Bail for a Shaker Chip Box

Making a Bail for a Shaker Chip Box

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In starting the design for a Shaker Chip Box, I thought how easy it looked -  but soon was surprised by the complexity of the bent handle or Bail. This component is not so simple with its right...

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A Quick Dovetailed Box

A Quick Dovetailed Box

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A demonstration showing how to quickly layout and "cut" dovetails.

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