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February 2013


A Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest part seven

Veritas Wooden Beading Tool and James Krenov Smoothing Plane

In this clip, the seventh of the cabinetmaker’s toolchest project,  I begin smoothing the interior of the carcase panels in preparation of finish and glue. I’m using my James Krenov smoothing plane for this job. He made this plane for me back in 2006 and…


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A Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest part six

Cherry till with leather lined bottom and maple dowels.

In this sixth installment of the toolchest build I finish off the till. The till nestles in the top of the toolchest and is the place to store lay out tools, chisels and a small mallet. The till is a dovetailed box with two dowels…


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A Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest part five

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Back again with another installment of the Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest project. Sorry for the delay, but I haven’t had a lot of time in the shop this month other than wood working classes. The till for the toolchest is a dovetailed box using through dovetails. The…


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February Update

human-by-trade-cover

Hey folks- well here we are, already well into February and these past two weeks have left me little time in the wood shop other than teaching wood working classes. Between snow storms, family activities and other commitments, I really haven’t had much time to…


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A Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest part four

You've got to LOVE the work...

I thought I’d start the week with another installment of the Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest.  I decided to slow the pace a little and feature some of the basics in this next video. Making the lid is pretty much like it sounds. The lid is made from…


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