How to Make Breadboard Ends {Part 15 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

//How to Make Breadboard Ends {Part 15 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

HOW TO MAKE BREADBOARD ENDS

By Joshua Farnsworth & Will Myers

I know, I know. I’ve taken a very long break from this desk, and my sons remind me of it often. After all, it was supposed to be a Christmas gift for them…two years ago. Anyway, in this part of the traditional dovetail desk build video, you’ll learn how to make mortise & tenon breadboard ends to help stabilize the top of this desk and table tops in general.

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This week I was planning to film myself doing the breadboard ends for this desk, but then I remembered that I had already filmed Will Myers making them for our upcoming DVD on building a collapsible trestle table.

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And since filming one’s self building & teaching is rather difficult, I figured I’d just give everyone a free gift with this valuable tutorial by master craftsman, Will Myers. (Click here to be added to the list to be notified when this DVD is released). In the next video we’ll continue this amazing tutorial by Will. Subscribe here to be notified when it’s released.

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WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS THAT I USED IN THIS SERIES:

Even though I have a helpful hand tool buying guide (here), I’m still often asked for a list of and links to the tools that I use in my videos, so here is a list of tools that I used in this series of videos on desk building (I also included tools that I used in steps that weren’t covered in the videos):

SPECIALTY:

WORKBENCH:

HAND PLANES:

SAWS:

CHISELS:

MARKING & MEASURING:

 

 

 

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  1. Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools – Part 1: Dovetail Carcass
  2. Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools – Part 2: Legs
  3. How to Chop Mortises {Part 3 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  4. How to Clean Mortises {Part 4 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  5. How to Layout Tenons {Part 5 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  6. How to Cut Tenon Shoulders {Part 6 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  7. How to Cut Tenon Cheeks {Part 7 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  8. How to Square Tenon Cheeks {Part 8 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  9. How to Fit a Mortise & Tenon {Part 9 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  10. How to Drawbore Mortise and Tenon Joints {Part 10 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  11. How to Make Pegs for Drawboring Mortise & Tenon {Part 11 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  12. How to Make a Through Mortise & Tenon {Part 12 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  13. How to Attach a Desk Top {Part 13 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  14. How to Use Traditional Cut Nails {Part 14 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  15. How to Make Breadboard Ends {Part 15 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  16. How to Make Breadboard Ends {Part 16 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}
  17. The Completed Dovetail Desk! {Part 17 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

 

 

 

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2017-07-21T12:58:05+00:00

About the Author:

Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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