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Blog entry by BigYin posted 04-15-2012 06:57 PM 1472 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Paul sellers video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dPb_5KFEYk&feature=related showing how to make a dovetail square was the inspiration for my version of a dovetail square. Its a design I haven’t seen made or used for thirty years or so.

I had some scraps of 1/4 inch ebony handy and used those. The two angle cuts were made in one pass to ensure identical 6:1 angles. As were the 90 degree cuts at the other end to ensure identical length.
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The length is 3 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches
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Dovetail Square, Paul sellers video <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dPb_5KFEYk&feature=related showing how to make a dovetail square was the inspiration for my version of a dovetail square. Its a design I havent seen made or used for thirty years or so. The six copper studs designate the 6:1 ratio this will mark out. I had some scraps of 1/4 inch ebony handy and used those. The two angle cuts were made in one pass to ensure identical 6 to 1 angles. As were the 90 degree cuts at the other end to ensure identical length. The four copper studs designate the 4:1 ratio this will mark out. I used Laminated ebony and English Laburnum. The copper markers are made from 3 pieces of copper wire twisted tightly together, soldered together and glued in to holes drilled halfway through the wood.">

8:1 Dovetail square in laminated English Laburnum & Ebony
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8:1 Dovetail square in laminated English Laburnum & Ebony
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8:1 Dovetail square in laminated English Laburnum & Ebony
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#1 posted 04-15-2012 10:05 PM

Your square is not square at all, it’s actually pretty COOL.

I like the copper accent, it will serve both the aesthetics and practicality of the tool.

Nice job!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 10:42 PM

Now that is cool. Good stuff you have there.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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