Entertainment Center #4: Dovetails complete

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Blog entry by Loogie posted 11-26-2009 05:16 AM 2671 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got just enough shop time today to finish up the dovetails on the top & sides of the carcass. Just as I was preparing to start cleaning out the waste between the pins the mail man showed up with an early christmas present.


I ordered this sweet dovetail chisel from Czeck Edge while I was at the Woodworking In America conference back in October. It showed up at the perfect time. It worked beautifully to be able to clean out the corners between the tails.


Here you can see the 1/8” rabbet I put in the bottom of the top panel. This will make the apparent height of the through dovetails only 5/8” instead of the full 3/4” thickness of the sub-top. That should give me an 1/8” overlap with the 3/4” cove molding to hide any over-cuts or chiseling blowout.


Now that they are done I’ll be cutting the dado’s in the top and bottom to receive the vertical dividers and cutting a stopped dado in the vertical dividers to receive the fixed shelf.


-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 05:20 AM



And to think … I had trouble making dovetails with a router and a jig :-)

Keep us posted, eh?

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 03:32 AM

Thanks Beener!

-- Mark

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 01:06 AM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 01:13 AM

Looks like a great plan and very nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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