I get better at sharpening .. and my dovetails get better

I’m getting better at sharpening and consequently getting better at my dovetails.  Less pull out and smoother surfaces for the joints to connect on.

 
I also got a new tool (jeweler’s saw) to help me speed things along (I’m soooooo slow).  Lack of shop time, a full time job and still pretty much doing most things for the first time makes for lots of time needed to complete a project.  But hey, whose in hurry, anyway?

Oh, and what’s with the pink tape?  Wellll .. I thought you’d never ask.  I’m off to a wood working class soon and bringing my own tools.  The pink tape serves two purposes:

1. I can see across the room where my tools are if someones using them.  It’ll help me keep track of them.
2. I’ve heard that most men won’t touch pink tools.  It’ll be fun to see if its true.  : D
 

Related links:
Chris Schwarz saw review

Encountering the reverse grain that I keep hearing about

Wall Cabinet – Dovetails laid out and partially cut

Time to start the next project – Guild Build # 2 – The Flippin’ Potty Cabinet

Encountering the reverse grain that I keep hearing about

Today I experienced that infamous intertwining gain that I’ve heard about in African Mahogany (AM).

Tear out, yikes.  I was able to minimize it with the scraper but it still needs some work.  AM is an oddly softer wood and .. it .. loves .. to hang on .. to your chisels .. uh!

 

Lots of sharpening today.  Oh and I got my tails cut out.

Some of us just laid around.  The rest of us cut dovetails and did laundry.

Previous posts:

Wall Cabinet – Dovetails laid out and partially cut

Time to start the next project – Guild Build # 2 – The Flippin’ Potty Cabinet