Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Picked myself up a stack dado blade.

Originally uploaded by Azrael-13
Finally broke down and picked myself up a stack dado blade. I brought it home and immediately celebrated by cranking out a tenon.

Why a tenon, you may ask? Because I've watched Norm Abram's make a million of them. Norm's New Yankee Workshop is an amazing show. Only in my wildest dreams, would I ever have access to the wood he uses, but I digress.

Sure, I could have done one with about 10 passes on the regular blade. The thought of making these by chewing an eight of an inch at a time was too daunting I guess. I could have also used a tenoning jig (self made or store bought). There is something so thrilling about watching a whole 1/2" of wood disappear at once.

Lucky @ Firefly Creek Estate.

Stay tuned, I'll soon be sharing my adventures in making and using a box joint jig.

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