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270202 Bill Ghio 2020‑03‑25 Fwd: What to do these days
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> Date: March 15, 2020 at 6:34:19 PM EDT
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> 
> Having decided to go out as little as possible, SWMBO and I were discussing
how we would spend our days. Not an issue for me:
> 
> > https://flic.kr/p/2iEz9bo <https://flic.kr/p/2iEz9bo>
> 
> Twelve drawers to be dovetailed for the current project. 
> 

I sent this a few days ago. I’ll still hacking at the drawers (well, really more
like trays), a few hours here or there. It’s been a couple of thousand mallet
blows. I tried a small engineers hammer (AKA Lump hammer),  13 oz. Japanese
hammer and quickly settled on my Ipe mallet as the best chisel driver. It weighs
almost as much as the lump hammer but seems a lot more forgiving to the
operator.
I have found the Maple tells you real fast if your chisel is not sharp enough:
It simply crumbles. But w/ a sharp chisel it gives a really clean line. Had to
stop and re-sharpen twice.

Good progress tho… All the tails cut. Now on to the pins.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../49690388033/in/dateposted/

Bill

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