*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times. It has consumed my shop time since February. That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months. Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details.*
So I began the project for my Mom by cutting the walnut and maple to length for the front and back (maple) and sides (walnut).
And no, I’m not drinking while I’m working…that little Coke Zero bottle is to collect the Walnut sawdust as I cut…never know when I’ll need some to fix mistakes.
While the walnut was drying, I worked on making a Paul Sellers 7:1 dovetail jig. I had some scrap oak laying around that was about 1 1/2″ wide and 1/2″ thick. Using the method he espouses in this video as a guide, I saved time cutting and shaping by cutting a middle piece, then the angled piece using my bevel angle to transfer a 7:1 angle, and then cut a square block.