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

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"I'm wildly passionate about traditional woodworking with hand tools, and want to rekindle this lost art. At WoodAndShop I teach you the skills that I learn, and also share anything fascinating that I discover about traditional woodworking. That includes tours of traditional workshops, beautiful furniture, and my favorite tools and books. I hope you enjoy my videos, photos, and articles. Please feel free to leave constructive comments!"

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

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Gary Cook
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Thought it was a nice video and I like the way Will works, very considered. There are some useful pointers in there, like two holdfasts and wood for clamping, but perhaps things like marking out and chopping out waste could have speeded-up sections? I didn’t think it was over long particularly, but I suppose some people might have shorter attention spans these days. I am very happy watching work in “real time’s myself, it sort of gives you an idea of how long the work takes and it would be a pity to miss pointers from Will.

John
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Like the new intro and agree with Gary’s comments about the speed of some sections. All in all, first rate!

Mark
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Length looks good to me. Great to see sharp tools in skillful hands. Thanks for your videos. And thanks to the master craftsmen who contribute their knowledge and experience.

Ed Connors
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Josh… Just found your site, awesome stuff! I understand on how projects often fall behind on the expected completion date.

Will…Great video and excellent job with the details. Learned some key tips, thanks for sharing.

I’ll have to come back and check out some other projects that look very interesting to explore. Nice site!

Jonothan Weeks
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You did really well job in above video.

jeffreyi
Member

I am looking forward to this trestle table video. Thanks, Joshua! And thanks for the generous giveaway.

video: shaker candle stand
T shirt: stanley 45, size L, chestnut
Mug: stanley 45, 15ox

jeffreyi
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Forgot to add: I’m in California, USA. Thanks!

Jeff Milde
Guest

This is my new love! I can’t stand the idea of just adding pocket hole screws to attach a breadboard and calling it done. Yea it’s quicker, but within a year, it won’t look so good(!) plus it’s another opportunity to use more hand tools! :)

Would love those clamps, but wouldn’t mind the candle stand DVD or the iPhone case as a 2nd ( the one on the right in the picture) or the brown t-shirt. I’m in the US, South Carolina. Love your channel!!

RyeHillyer
Member

Thanks for all the help Josh! Really looking forward to Will’s Trestle table DVD! Rye Hillyer

ryan14
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I really enjoyed this video as well as the article on the breadboard ends. This came at the perfect time I was building a kitchen table which came out great thanks to yourself and Will Myers. I’m interested in the giveaway and would like the candlestand video or the tenonsaw tshirt great videos and blog. p.s. Thank you for the videos of the Hay Cabinet shop I payed them a visit in July and he showed me the mitre dovetails that he cut on video.

ryan14
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I live in ohio

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