January 2016

Gyokucho #372 Rip Cut Dozuki (Dovetail) Saw

For years I used a traditional push-type dove-tail saw.  Didn't even look at pull saws.  Then a couple years ago I picked up one of those dowel trimming flexible blade pull saws at Menards.  Shortly after I was using it to cut dovetails on my world famous thin-sided small drawers.  I continued to work with that small saw until very recently when I was trying to cut dovetails to join the corners of a cabinet.  The saw was getting dull and was overwelmed by the 3/4" thick stock.

Sanding Panels

This video shows how I sand panels, large and small.  I start with 120 grit and follow with 180 grit.  The belts I use are White non-loading sanding belts to resist clogging.  They cut much longer that the regular resin coated belts.

Craft Show Discovery-Exit Statements

From the first year of my career all the way to the second year of my encore career in furniture making I sat with my work, in a booth, exhibiting at various craft shows.  From day one I kept getting all kinds of complimentary comments about my work.  I was convinced that the people loved my designs and craftsmanship.   But my sales told a different story.