Monthly Archives: January 2015


I thought by now I’d be showing off the finished Shaker Dog Food Stand, but things keep getting in the way. I’m prepped and ready to glue it all up now. Probably would have finished doing that this morning, except … Continue reading

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Shaker Dog Food Stand, Sunday Progress

The most difficult and most time consuming part of this project is not the curve for the legs, the dado’s, the tenons, or even the mortises. It’s the corner braces. Getting them cut to size with the 45 degree angle … Continue reading

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Morning Mortises

Spent some time in the shop this morning, and got the mortises chopped on the Shaker Dog Food Stand. It’s easy to forget just how much work it takes to do different things. Cutting four mortises in the top of … Continue reading

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A Different Type of Bench Hook

I was just looking over the content over at Sawdust and Woodchips and ran across this page about bench hooks. He shares a video featuring Roy Underhill (courtesy of Lie-Nielsen) about how to build a bench hook that puts the … Continue reading

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Dados on the 45

Any time I can put a 115 year old tool to good use, it’s a good day in my shop. Love it when I get to use my Stanley 45.

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Shaker Dog Food Stand Progress and a Roast Chicken

Spent less time today than I’d thought I would, but still got some stuff done. Got the main pieces cut to size. Haven’t prepared the wood for the braces yet – I might switch species and use Walnut on those … Continue reading

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And next, a Shaker Dog Food Bowl Stand

After considering what to take on next, hearing a lot of great input from people, I’ve decided to do something completely different. In my mind, this is more of an interim project. It’s something I planned on doing all along, … Continue reading

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Surface Work

I’m trying to be more diligent in preparing my lumber. In the beginning I’d plane my edges so they were smooth, but didn’t pay close attention to how square things were, or whether my edges were all parallel to each … Continue reading

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Tool Kit Keeps Growing

Checking off a couple more items on the needed tools list. First up is a Stanley No. 62 4-Fold rule. OK, to be perfectly honest, I’m not real clear how this will help with my woodworking. I always have my … Continue reading

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Woodwright! – the Musical

I just watched Woodwright! – the Musical online (thank you internet), and I want the album. In this episode Roy is joined by the Underhill Rose band (I guess it’s not surprising in the least that Roy’s daughter is an … Continue reading

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