Hammer5573

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  1. Thanks a bunch; that’s kinda what I was thinking…!
  2. I’m attempting to reproduce a small table for a friend. It requires corner dados (see illustration) for the installation of two lower shelves. I’ve never done a corner dado installation in the past and I’d welcome any advice on the best way to cut the angled dados (dado set, router, saw and chisel etc)?
  3. That makes sense. Maybe I'll try it sometime
  4. Has anybody ever heard of using a small door hinge mounted to the drawer blade above the drawer as a stop..? I read this somewhere but I can’t remember how it was done..?
  5. If you do an additional vertical cut down through the pin or tail that your trying to remove it will let you insert a wider blade and give you more space to turn the saw 90 degrees
  6. I seen where some people use powdered lime when finishing, could this be why it's used...?
  7. How do you apply the base? Will it cause streaking if it's not applied properly?
  8. Sorry....I wasn't thinking when I mentioned (above) only cutting the base of the pin sockets. This suggestion also works when cutting the bases of the tail sockets on the pin board (I guess that I'm used to cutting half-blinds only).
  9. (Finished..!) I really like to work with cherry; however, I don’t like the brownish-yellow color that it turns after I French polish it. I’m putting it in a sunny area to promote the aging color change. Does anybody have any ideas to speed up this process?
  10. I agree with pkinneb, I use a fret saw because it's smaller and can be turned 90 degrees easier than a coping saw. I assume that you're referring to cutting the base of the pin sockets on the tailboard? If this is case, I've also learned that making additional vertical relief cuts through the middle of the material being removed from the pin sockets improves my ability to turn the sawblade 90 degrees.
  11. Sorry guys...I mis phrased the question. The question is how you limit the drawer from pulling completely out of the cabinet? In the past I've used a small, narrow piece of wood screwed to the inside back of the drawer which can be rotated upward to stop against the outer drawer blade as I pulled the drawer out; however, I can't use this type on my latest project.
  12. I’m just curious to know what kind of drawer stops you’re using when making drawers? I’ve seen a few different types but I’m always looking for new ideas.
  13. Awesome job.....exceptional joinery...!
  14. Thanks guys. I'm afraid my hand carving skills are non-existent.