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woodnthings 06-25-2019 05:44 PM

Workbench with hand cut dovetails, but .....
 
The traditional hand tools are shown making the dovetails, BUT he also uses some gigantic power tools, a sliding table saw, a heavy duty hydraulic lift table, a huge radial arm drill press for dog holes.


Another aspect of this construction shown at 6:44 in, is the dovetail frame that totally surrounds the top, does not allow for expansion and contraction across the width.... :surprise2:

Maybe one of the traditional woodworking "experts" can explain that feature which seems to conflict with most of the "good practices" known for table top construction.


:vs_cool:

gmercer_48083 06-25-2019 07:14 PM

I don't see a link on this post.

woodnthings 06-25-2019 07:29 PM

I fixed it!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gmercer_48083 (Post 2060379)
I don't see a link on this post.


The user name got some **** for being profane? when I tried to use it in the Title of the thread. Go Figure.


I****ANI. Must be some sort of oriental swear word.

gmercer_48083 06-25-2019 08:19 PM

I agree, It may have something to do with air dried wood that generally shrinks/contracts with age. It looks like he has the talent to repair it if it expands enough to explode the dovetails. Nice looking work bench though. Thanks for posting.

GeorgeC 06-26-2019 08:12 AM

The link has disappeared again.


George

woodnthings 06-26-2019 10:02 AM

I can still see it ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeC (Post 2060433)
The link has disappeared again.
George


try this:
https://youtu.be/JBRrLGn9d2o?t=5

DrRobert 06-26-2019 11:26 AM

He does nice work, but the top is quite thin in my view. But a bench has to suit one's method of work, and I'm sure it works for him.


The top beind being trapped like it is will be a problem if movement occurs.

Tony B 06-26-2019 12:22 PM

I assume you are talking about the dovetails on the ends of the end piece. If that be the case, while the table top is expanding and contracting that particular end piece along the long side will just ride along the dovetail and slide back and forth if the dovetail is not pegged or glued.

woodnthings 06-26-2019 12:53 PM

Now I get it .......
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by woodnthings (Post 2060385)
The user name got some **** for being profane? when I tried to use it in the Title of the thread. Go Figure.


I****ANI. Must be some sort of oriental swear word.


There is a banned word within the name. Starts with "s" ends with "t", it's what babies do in their diapers. :crying2:


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