Author: The Jawn Shop

After the dovetail challenge hustle, I’m takin…

After the dovetail challenge hustle, I’m taking a bit of a break and playing with some new tools from @dfmtoolworks. Got a cabinet scraper set and burnishing tool to try out. I’ve watched the sharpening video a few times and tried it out on my own a bit, but I’m not quite there yet, as evidenced from my dusty shavings. Hopefully I get the hang of it because this could be a nice alternative to sanding!
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#wood #woodwork #finewoodworking #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #tools #handtools #cabinstscraper #newtools #burnisher #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #nj #local #thejawnshop (at The Jawn Shop)
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At last! Here is my submission for the #igdove…

At last! Here is my submission for the #igdovetailchallenge !

This is my live-edge cherry and spalted silver maple whiskey shelf.

The cherry is from my uncle’s house around the corner in NJ and the maple is from my parent’s house in Pittsburgh. Lots of firsts on this project, but to name a few: first finished fine woodworking piece with traditional hand-cut joinery, first multi species piece, and (I think) first fine woodworking piece created from lumber that I harvested and milled myself.

There were a few power tools mixed to the process during milling and dimensioning, but the dovetail joinery was all cut by hand. Feel free to check out my stories if you would like to follow the process. (It is documented extensively along with my hopes and fears).

Extra big thanks to @mf_woodbutcher and @bikecitywoodworks for hosting/organizing the challenge. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following along with everyone the past few weeks, learned a ton, and hope to see and do a lot more traditional woodworking myself. (at The Jawn Shop)
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Pre work final coat of tung oil on the dovetai…

Pre work final coat of tung oil on the dovetail challenge piece. Should be ready for glamour shots later today. Thanks to @cgb0720 humoring me with an after hours accessory shopping trip 😉
If you can’t tell what this is supposed to be yet, all will become clear during the big reveal later today. Hopefully the rain clears so I can take a nice picture outside. (at The Jawn Shop)
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First coat of tung oil on the dovetail challen…

First coat of tung oil on the dovetail challenge entry. It’s going to be down to the wire on this one 😬 @bikecitywoodworks @mf_woodbutcher When’s the last minute to enter, midnight tonight or can I submit a picture tomorrow?
(at The Jawn Shop)
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Glued. Now we wait with fingers crossed. Tomor…

Glued. Now we wait with fingers crossed. Tomorrow I’ll give it another sanding before the first coat of finish. (at The Jawn Shop)
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Glue up time! (at The Jawn Shop) https://www.i…

Glue up time! (at The Jawn Shop)
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Shaping up! Dry fit looks pretty good! Next up…

Shaping up! Dry fit looks pretty good! Next up, lots of sanding, then glue up 😃👍🏻
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#Shopsounds 🔊 Trimming the shelf tenons to f…

#Shopsounds 🔊
Trimming the shelf tenons to fit in the stopped dado. Next up: rabbeting the back panel and sides of the box.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #oak #redoak #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #igdovetailchallenge
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Got in a few minutes after work today to route…

Got in a few minutes after work today to route out the stopped dado for the shelf and the rabbets on the shelves.
After dinner, I’m going to try to pare down the dovetails a bit and trim the stopped edge of the shelf to fit.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #oak #redoak #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #igdovetailchallenge
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I didn’t make it into the shop yesterday, but …

I didn’t make it into the shop yesterday, but I worked quickly today and got all the pins trimmed up. Here’s the first full dry fit. I think I’ll pare the super tight joints just a bit, some of them are scary tight. It would be a shame to crack something since I’ll probably be right up against the deadline on this.

So after the trimming is done, that will be the end of the hand tool portion. I’ll be rabbeting the back and sides, and then routing a dado to accept a small shelf before installing the back. I hope that doesn’t disqualify me from the hand cut dovetail challenge. I don’t have the tools or the time (or the skill) to do the other stuff by hand 🤷‍♂️
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #oak #redoak #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #igdovetailchallenge (at The Jawn Shop)
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