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Dovetails in a Shaker Blanket Chest

Dovetails in a Shaker Blanket Chest

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In Chapter Eight of my eBook I show a method of creating the dovetail joints in the carcase of a Shaker Blanket Chest. In my reproduction, this New Lebanon piece included 7 1/2 dovetails in the...

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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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The Bed Bolt Joint

The Bed Bolt Joint

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To me the bed bolt joint is very important - I'm using it quite often in large furniture pieces including non-bed furniture such as work benches and display cabinets. Not only is it effective for...

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Materials, Colors, and Textures 3

Materials, Colors, and Textures 3

This is the third entry of a series on Materials, Colors and Textures. The first two blog entries covered the easy application of colors. This entry moves on to the application of wood grain finish...

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Would You Like a Front, Side, and Top View?

Would You Like a Front, Side, and Top View?

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It seems a paradox, while producing a complete detailed 3D model, there still is a benefit to having the old standby top, end, and front orthographic view. In the beginning with SketchUp, I abandoned...

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Shaping a High Arched Foot

Shaping a High Arched Foot

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Last week I showed the procedure I used to make the breadboard on a Shaker Table. Using that same table, I will demonstrate a method for making and shaping the high-arched foot. The making of the...

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Building a Table Top Breadboard

Building a Table Top Breadboard

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There are many designs for breadboards. In this case I've chosen one that uses a continuous tongue length and wood screws. Of course, the breadboard connection must accommodate top...

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Flexibility with Cross Sections

Flexibility with Cross Sections

I don't use a lot of cross-sections in my design documents, but occasionally I find them extremely effective. They are particularly useful where it is difficult, with normal visualizations, to see...

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A Pad-Foot Leg in SketchUp

A Pad-Foot Leg in SketchUp

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Turning a complex table leg in SketchUp

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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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Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp

Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp

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An overview of how I created shop drawings for Tim Rousseau's Frame and Pannel Cabinet Video Workshop.

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