Striking Joinery

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I'm still not yet ready to reveal the assembled case of the chest of drawers, but here's a view of the top of the case, where the rear blade joins to the leg and top side rail. The walnut and beech make a nice pairing.

Cordless Drill/Driver

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Many thanks to Sid Morris, a colleague of Jen's (former, I guess, since he just retired and is headed south). Sid gifted me this really sweet Millers Falls 733 brace. 

Sweet Curves

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Here's that curvy bead stock, after freeing it from the two-part form. Pretty sweet shape, I think.

Rosewood on a Curve

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I'm bent laminating bead stock for the bottoms of the aprons. I'm using 6 lams of purchased rosewood veneer, about .020" thick each, which bends like a dream. 

Potpourri

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The last internal parts for the case of the chest of drawers. Lots of holes, slotted holes, slip tenons, sliding dovetails, mortises. A potpourri, if you will.