Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Case for Screws

With the butterfly keys safely keeping the panels in tact for the next hundred years or so, I moved on to putting the case together. Before we get into the details, I want to go through my case joinery thoughts. … Continue reading

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Incorporating CNC Technology

One of the most attractive aspects of the inspirational toy chest was the personalization. I’ve never carved anything and I really wasn’t interested in doing it anyway. It’s a skill for another time. At the community shop I belong to … Continue reading

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Butterflies on the Inside

Once the rabbets were cut, the next step was to assemble¬†on the case. The wood had other ideas. I noticed the some additional checking in the middle a¬†panel. Combining this with the bow I mentioned earlier, and the repair I’d … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms with My Dado Stack

After taking my panels out of the clamps, I noticed a few problems developing: There was a pretty significant bow in the panels Some checking had started to develop on two of the panels I wasn’t sure if the wood … Continue reading

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