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Blog entry by Johnnyblot posted 03-15-2012 10:59 PM 4367 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m going to be doing a lot of dovetails soon on a project for the home, so I made up a quick dovetail marker. So here are a few photo’s-
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

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Vince

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 02:33 PM

question:
Do the sides have to be at a certain degree of angle like 6 or 7 degrees? I want to take one of these

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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Don W

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 12:09 AM

so cool. I made mine out of wood. I like that you tapped the wood.

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Johnnyblot

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#3 posted 03-17-2012 08:56 AM

Hi Vince
The ratio is 1:7 for the dovetail. I set this on my sliding bevel first, then scribed the angle onto the acrylic. Very simple and accurate. The only tricky bit is ensuring that the right angle part is square to the wood body? Slightly bigger holes in the acrylic, then nipped up with the screws sorted that out.
Cheers

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Johnnyblot

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#4 posted 03-17-2012 09:33 AM

Hi Don
You’re right. There is something (?) about tapping holes in wood? It’s like one of those things that shouldn’t be possible or against some unwritten law.
I’d never seen it until I saw David Charlesworth make a scratch stock. With him being such a perfectionist you’d expect an insert. But no, he simply tapped it.
Cheers
John.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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