RichardA

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    Furniture, Utilitarian pieces, tables, cabinets, bookcasesand learning more!

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  1. I hate it for him and you, don't let him falter and do what you do best. Help.
  2. Here's another piece of advise. If you want those panels on the floor to be straight. Sticker them. Or they will become useless when you try to put together your dresser. You appear to be in a rush to build this. It seems that may be the reason you don't want to attempt M/T. But if you don't do it right now, when will you take the time to do it right. @Chet.....
  3. Good, at my age I couldn't jog very far.
  4. Dowells will work, but they will not be as strong as M/T, but then anything is better than screws. Are you avoiding M/T for a reason? The thing is, for dowels to be as close in strength as M/T you really need quite a few of them. For example a 3" M/T joint is two pieces of wood bonded together with a strong glue. For the same strength, you'll need about 4 or 5 dowels, but you'd need only one M/T joint. If the space you have is limited to2", you'll need4 dowels. I admit that dowels are faster, but if you have them to close together, you're creating a weak spot between each one. So with 4 dow
  5. Uh, how far must I "Jog" ? Good idea though.
  6. Damn Mick, your reaction was good, but Bucks can be aggressive, if they are of the mind to be. Glad you're both okay.
  7. The weight is unimportant, unless you are going to make the whole dresser hang off one joint. With multiple joints evenly divided throughout the construct, there isn't much weight on any particular joint. The weight of the dresser is cumulative. meaning that the parts of the whole make the whole weigh, whatever it's going to weigh. Joints everywhere will do their job, and when attached to another section that does it job will not be affected by it's cumulative weight. Here's an example: There are thousands of parts to a car, it sits on four rubber tires, and the total weight is close to 2
  8. Absolutely beautiful work Drew. Ya done good. Fluff those feathers.
  9. Get a guide. You'll really see the difference.
  10. You've seen Spanky's set up, he don't do it like that., but then he has Cody as a working hand. Do you have a rip chain on that?
  11. Uh, what comes after "retired"? Whatever it is, it's closer daily, and I'm not comfortable with it's approach. It limits me.
  12. For the most part, there is a "feel" to using a plane. It takes quite a bit of practise to understand what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. There's no shame in that, but you really need to spend some time with scrap, and practise. You also need to tune your tool. It has t be ground the right way, your blade has to be sharp, it has to be set correctly, it needs to be held the right way, and you should never assume you know enough, very few ever do. Ross makes a good point. In the first pic it looks as though your edge is not flat. Are you attempting to sharpen freehand, o