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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 02-18-2018 12:43 AM 1039 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I Love Dovetails –
 
Being quite productive yesterday, getting the parts roughed out and the sides shaped, I was going to give this cabinet a rest until I got back from Alaska, but …
 

 
… it didn’t take too long to pack and besides the plane doesn’t take-off until tomorrow afternoon … so, I thought perhaps I’d take some time and cut a dovetail or two …
 

 
Two led to four, four led to twenty … once all the tails were cut, and I squared things up with the help of a square chisel guide …
 

 
… I then marked all the pin boards.
 

 
With the tail boards resting quietly out of harms way …
 
               
 
I used a fret saw to remove the waste from the pin boards, and once again squared things up with the chisel guide.
 

 
After just a bit of tweaking … this thing was looking like a cabinet … or at least the shell of one!
 
               
 
That didn’t take as long as I thought it would. I can now fly out with a sense of accomplishment!
 
Thanks for looking … all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below:
Mystery Cabinet #1 - The Problem
Mystery Cabinet #2 - Considerations and Design
Mystery Cabinet #3 – And So It Begins
Mystery Cabinet #4 - I Love Dovetails
Mystery Cabinet #5 - Filling In the Shell
Mystery Cabinet #6 – Dividers
Mystery Cabinet #7 – Mystery Solved

 



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 02-18-2018 12:51 AM

You sure you can’t get the tools & materials in your suitcase?, could a way to kill time between midnight and 6 AM.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 02-18-2018 12:52 AM

Looking good, Ron! I see you cut your pins thicker than the microscopic ones that are fashionable among some. Do you gang-cut the tails?

Safe travels!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 02-18-2018 01:00 AM


You sure you can’t get the tools & materials in your suitcase?, could a way to kill time between midnight and 6 AM.

- Oldtool

LOL! Wouldn’t you love to see the look on that  TSA agent’s face?


Looking good, Ron! I see you cut your pins thicker than the microscopic ones that are fashionable among some. Do you gang-cut the tails?

Safe travels!

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave! ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ I like big dovetails … and I cannot lie! ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ Yes, I did gang-cut the tails.

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#4 posted 02-18-2018 01:31 AM

You are making the rest of us look bad…..Go enjoy Alaska, we’ll use the week t catch up..lol

That is a nice cabinet taking shape there. Safe travels!!!!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 02-18-2018 11:18 AM


You are making the rest of us look bad…..Go enjoy Alaska, we’ll use the week t catch up..lol

That is a nice cabinet taking shape there. Safe travels!!!!!

- Kelster58

Thanks, Kelly. Okay, okay, I’ll stop … I sure don’t want to be that  guy!

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#6 posted 02-18-2018 05:16 PM

That is going to be a beautiful cabinet!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 02-18-2018 05:44 PM



That is going to be a beautiful cabinet!

- sras

Thank you, Steve!

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#8 posted 02-25-2018 01:59 PM

That’s a unique profile for cabinet sides. Dis I miss an inspiration, did you create from scratch? Nice progress!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 02-25-2018 05:20 PM



That s a unique profile for cabinet sides. Dis I miss an inspiration, did you create from scratch? Nice progress!

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Thanks, Smitty! Yes, created from scratch … I want my molding planes up top and don’t need the drawers to be very deep.

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