Half blind dovetails

Federal Classic Design with a Contemporary Feel This Sheraton bedside table is my original design, but I borrow elements heavily from the 18th century Sheraton style. The legs especially speak to that period. However in…

Precise Milling of Boards with Sketchy Dovetails Dovetailing the case of this chest is a good place to start since the internal dimensions of it dictate the sizes of everything we make from here on…

How to Join the Top Rail to a Post Leg Any time you need to connect the tops of legs together an open joint needs to be used because the short grain left behind would…

Turn a Half Blind Pin into a Through Pin and Fill It Half blind dovetails and full blind dovetails require precision sawing and going past your lines can get really ugly fast. Now you have…

  Fit a Round Peg in a Round Hole...From a Square Peg In making a wooden plane you need a cross piece for the wedge to work against when holding the blade. Shaping a round…

  The blanket chest is pretty timeless and has been around for centuries if not millennia. This build will focus on a late 18th Century to early 19th century rural American version that southern colonists…

  Building the Joinery Bench Top If you were only building a bench on bench design, then you could complete this step and be done with the build other than the vise installation. The top…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/zmvfyu98ck?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Do you ever have one of those moments after you have spent countless hours in the design phase and then you turn to the actual construction and realize just how much work you just…

  Video Quick Links Project Introduction Rough Cutting Parts Case Dovetails Top Rail Case Assembly Interior Joinery Front Cleat Back Slats Shaping Case Sides Glue Up The Drawer French Cleat Conclusion Build a Saw Til…

  Video Quick Links Pins or Tails First The Dovetail Saw Through Dovetail Layout Sawing Pins Sawing Tails Assembling Through Dovetails Half Blind Layout Sawing Half Blind Tails Transfer Tails Chopping Pins Assembling Half Blinds…