March 21, 2017
In this episode, Matt begins on the drawers, fitting the fronts and laying out for the half-blind and through-dovetails.
March 14, 2017
In this episode, Matt finishes the dovetailed partition, and glues in the dividers finishing off the internal structural elements
In this video, Matt tackles the first part of the drawer partition, the dado, using only hand tools.
In this episode Matt adds haunches to the dividers and fits them to the case dados. He also shows how to create the bottom drawer runner.
February 28, 2017
Matt enlists the help of NBSS student Grant Burger to tackle the case glue-up, demonstrating not only proper procedure for gluing up and clamping, but the mindset for such a daunting glue-up.
February 27, 2017
For Rollie Johnson, the best way for him to keep his tools sharp is to make sure it's easy to do, so he put together a workstation that he can wheel anywhere in the shop
February 21, 2017
In this episode we head into the machine room as Matt tackles the stopped dadoes and rabbets of the case on the tablesaw. Then back to the bench room to finesse everything with hand tools.
February 14, 2017
Bringing the case dovetails to a close, Matt shows you how he creeps up to the perfect dovetail fit using a method he calls "chasing the smudge."
In this video Matt tackles the tails, starting out with one of the most important aspects of dovetailing, the transfer.
February 7, 2017
In this video Matt methodically takes you through the pins first approach to dovetails that the North Bennet Street School is known for. Matt demonstrates proper sawing technique and how to efficiently and effectively chisel out the waste.
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