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I thought this would be a nice way to try some new techniques. My wife loved it and she's already concocting up a new stain for it.

No glue, no fasteners. A little bit of head scratching and definitely sold on buying new hand tools. I used my Japanese pull saw quite a bit on this and that was a great experience. Also used my cheap crappy HD chisels and that wasn't so great. Narex are probably my next purchase.

Would love some feedback.



 

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Nice work. We're the lowes dowels round? I looked at some oak dowels at hd last week and they were oval
 

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Very nice! I may have to make myself one of those. Might try one of those wedged mortise and tenon joints for the top (thing the head/handle connection of a hammer).

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Some way some how I pulled off zero fasteners. Next step is to learn dovetails.

Ryan - the dowels were back in the molding area of all places. Weird huh?
 

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Ryan - the dowels were back in the molding area of all places. Weird huh?
Were they actually round though? I tried buying some and they were all oval...
 

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I'm all ears.... What's a dowel plate.
A dowel plate - taper the end of a square piece with a chisel or knife start pounding them through until you get down to the size you need.

...round dowels are not ideal for pinning a top though - a tapering octagonal with glue grooves and a head work better and are period correct for a time when they were commonly used..
 

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Isn't it just a metal plate with appropriately-sized holes in it, and you'd pound a piece of wood roughly-sized through? I think I remember reading about that in one of my Eric Sloane books...

Acer

EDIT: Yup, simul-posted with FireMedic.
80% of what I know about woodworking, I learned off of The Woodwright's Shop and from Eric Sloane... :D
 
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