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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Face Frame Installed

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserOK, so I “cheated.” I typically assemble face frames with pocket screws. It’s simple, fast and strong enough. Since this face frame is composed of 1″ x 3/4″ members, pocket screws seemed a bit weak to me — I’d only be … Continue reading »



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Gluing up the Carcass

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserThe Day Begins I started the day by marking out and cutting the slots for the biscuits into the inside faces of the sides and back. Following this, I decided to “rehearse” the glue up of the main carcass — the … Continue reading »



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Legs shaped, sides assembled and Ouch!

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserConstruction Begins… In between trips to the zoo, the Children’s Museum and backyard “play dates” with the kids, I’ve logged some decent shop time on this project the past couple weekends. Last weekend I dimensioned the lumber and assembled the two … Continue reading »



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My New Big Honkin’ Machine

I love craigslist. Around the same time I begain the planning for my new shop, I started using “igoogle” for my browser homepage. I also discovered a couple cool “craigslist” widgets for igoogle that display search results for preconfigured searches on your homepage. So, for example, if I’m considering the purchase of, say, a new … Continue reading »



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