Category: accessories

Scene from tonight’s practice session for the …

Scene from tonight’s practice session for the #igdovetailchallenge
We’ll call this set number 3 ever, first full practice pair in 1/4” poplar.
Separately, the tails look pretty good, the pins look ok and then it goes down hill when they come together. My DIY jig isn’t exactly perfect so I’m hoping that’s what is throwing off my angles on the pins. You can see pretty clearly the sides of the center pin are not even and that translates to a gappy joint, which is frustrating because I was really careful with marking and sawing, so I’m not sure where I went wrong I xcept for the jig. My real Katz-Moses jig is on its way, so hopefully next week round 4 will look better. I need to practice on some chunkier wood too. The 1/4” is the scrap I’ve got, so that’s what I’m using, but I should be practicing on 1/2” which is what the project will be made from.
On the up side, the poplar was actually really nice to work with. Hard enough to catch the edge of my chisel and cut nice and clean, but soft enough to not be too frustrating. At this point, the chisels need a touch up, then it’ll be on to round 4.
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Planning out my entry for the hand cut dovetai…

Planning out my entry for the hand cut dovetail challenge. Check my stories for more details on what I’m doing. I’ll document everything in there.
This is cherry from my uncles house down the street, and some neighborhood spalted beech that was blown down in a storm. I plan to make a tall thin cabinet to hang on the wall with live edge cherry sides dovetailed together with this beech or something like it as the backing. If that goes ok, and if there is room, I’ll put in a very small shelf at the top with something like a sliding dovetail kind of dado. That is definitely a bit ambitious, but it’s not a challenge if you aren’t challenging yourself!😉
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #stateoftheshopsaturday (at New Jersey)
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Im throwing my dirtiest hat into the ring for …

Im throwing my dirtiest hat into the ring for the @mf_woodbutcher and @bikecitywoodworks hand cut dovetail challenge. I’m going for “most improved” category.😂 The first and only completed dovetails I’ve ever cut were for a shop drawer under my workbench. They are pine, terribly ugly and uneven yet still functional.
Since I have had minimal practice and even less skill, I figured some sort of guide would be helpful if I’m going to be using nicer wood on an attempt at a traditional fine woodworking piece. So I spent a bit of time yesterday watching videos and came across @jkatzmoses demo on @makesomethingtv , which was great. But before dropping the cash, I wanted to try out his jig risk free. So I took a good look at the pictures and mocked up my own 8:1 jig out of some scrap maple (and no magnets). I practiced in pine, just to see if the thing worked, and it did! (You do still have to mark and label your pieces properly, you can see where I made pins out of tails the first time). Then I got it right the second time actually cutting tails properly.
After the successful angle test in pine, I moved up to some rough cut wormy cherry. Both saw and chisel function improved in the harder wood, but unfortunately the pin piece split as I was cleaning out the base. It’s still a little sloppy, but the angle guide jig thing seems to work great, I just need a lot more practice. Now that I know it works (for me) I’m confident to buy a real one. Or win one 😃
I’ll think up my own hashtag for the practice stuff so I can keep track of improvements as well as post a few action stories so you all know it’s legit. But let’s be honest, nobody would claim this quality of work to be machine made.
Since this is a no rush kind of work, I’ll be working on it periodically between the fridge cabinet and scrollsaw trees.
Should be fun! Who else is joining in?
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery
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Im throwing my dirtiest hat into the ring for …

Im throwing my dirtiest hat into the ring for the @mf_woodbutcher and @bikecitywoodworks hand cut dovetail challenge. I’m going for “most improved” category.😂
The first and only completed dovetails I’ve ever cut were for a shop drawer under my workbench. They are pine, terribly ugly and uneven yet still functional.
Since I have had minimal practice and even less skill, I figured some sort of guide would be helpful if I’m going to be using nicer wood on an attempt at a traditional fine woodworking piece. So I spent a bit of time yesterday watching videos and came across @jkatzmoses demo on @makesomethingtv , which was great. But before dropping the cash, I wanted to try out his jig risk free. So I took a good look at the pictures and mocked up my own 8:1 jig out of some scrap maple (and no magnets).
I practiced in pine, just to see if the thing worked, and it did! (You do still have to mark and label your pieces properly, you can see where I made pins out of tails the first time). Then I got it right the second time actually cutting tails properly.
After the successful angle test in pine, I moved up to some rough cut wormy cherry. Both saw and chisel function improved in the harder wood, but unfortunately the pin piece split as I was cleaning out the base. It’s still a little sloppy, but the angle guide jig thing seems to work great, I just need a lot more practice. Now that I know it works (for me) I’m confident to buy a real one. Or win one 😃
I’ll think up my own hashtag for the practice stuff so I can keep track of improvements as well as post a few action stories so you all know it’s legit. But let’s be honest, nobody would claim this quality of work to be machine made.
Since this is a no rush kind of work, I’ll be working on it periodically between the fridge cabinet and scrollsaw trees.
Should be fun! Who else is joining in?
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #do entails #box #traditionaljoinery
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It’s been a while so nice I’ve shown off the f…

It’s been a while so nice I’ve shown off the finished #hulkfistmallet … So here it is in a stupid boomerang thing.
It’s got a red oak core and handle sandwiched between fir 2×6’s. I used my own fist to draw a template, hulk sized it, then trimmed it down on the bandsaw and power carved using a router with a rasp bit and a 1/4” cove bit. Then came a ton of sanding both with power tools and by hand.
The green is a wood dye and the whitewash is diluted acrylic (I wanted the wood grain to show through). Everything is finished with several layers of wipe on poly.
If it’s not clear, the handle is supposed to represent hulk’s radius and ulna (forearm bones).
A ton of people were excited to follow along on this build and it was a lot of fun to interact, answer questions and take suggestions, many of which were incorporated into the build. Thanks for your interest in my work!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #throwbackthursday #hulk #fist #mallet #hulksmash
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Going along with the new chisel holder/display…

Going along with the new chisel holder/display, I’ve rearranged my 2 main tool cabinets to reorganize the most used tools and keep them within easy reach. A few were relegated to the inside and a lot were repositioned.
Now I’ve got a dedicated joinery area, along with some consolidated measuring and marking tools. Hopefully this “feels” a little better.
Before the snow flies, I need to do a total clean out of the shop. Too much junk and dust accumulated over the past couple months.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop
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The rustic 100+ year old cedar chisel holder i…

The rustic 100+ year old cedar chisel holder is complete and up on the peg board tool cabinet. It looks exactly how I wanted: like it was handed down from somebody’s great grandfather, but with the modern convenience of hidden neodymium magnets and high carbon steel chisels.
All that patina and color is authentic, I just assembled it in such a way that it was highlighted. Like I always say, the wood dies most of the work, I just put it together. 😉
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop
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Hard to tell with all the clamps and blue-ness…

Hard to tell with all the clamps and blue-ness but this is the final glue up on the chisel holder project.
Final reveal tomorrow after it’s dry and after I add some kind of hardware to the back. And then add the chisels…. just in time for @bikecitywoodworks and @mf_woodbutcher hand cut dovetail challenge thing! I’ve only attempted them once on a shop project, and they’re fugly, but I’m tempted to try again. This time with properly sharpened tools!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop
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Relaminating some shoddy @purebond 3/4” maple …

Relaminating some shoddy @purebond 3/4” maple plywood from @homedepot . I thought this was supposed to be the good stuff?! Gotta do work before I do the work now.
Got all the panels on the cash wrap dimensioned. Tomorrow will be pocket holes (don’t judge) then onto the solid maple face frames 😃
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Prepping the 1/4” maple for the toe kick on th…

Prepping the 1/4” maple for the toe kick on the cash wrap. Next up, wrestling huge plywood sheets in my tiny shop and cutting them down to manageable sizes. One of my least favorite parts of the job.
But then comes one of my favorites: squaring up the rough cut pieces into perfect dimensions. Then it’s LEGO time: assembly!
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wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #pasta #italian #authentic #handmade #italian #handcrafted #finewoodworking #accessories #chef #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #haddonfield #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #farmersmarket #woodworkingcommunity #cashwrap #thejawnshop
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