Last year i built a simple train table for my children. It’s functional and they love it. This year my youngest son’s pre-school is soliciting donations for their annual fundraising auction. I will donate a newly made train table. This time more nicely built one.
As lots of lumberjocks have built a train table for their children and/or grandchildren, we all know it’s a flat top with an apron that provides a small lip. I’ve decided that this project will be where I learn to dovetail.
Here is my first try at a hand-cut dovetail. I grabbed two scraps of dimensional lumber form the scrap box; I drew the line and started cutting.
The joint doesn’t quite fit together perfectly. The depth of the pins is too much. The tails and pins do fit quite snugly, so af far as sawing the lines i’m ok. I think it’s a good result for a first try. I will be practicing more before the real table is made.
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