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Blog entry by bigchopperoo posted 03-20-2011 01:32 PM 5987 reads 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Here is an easy way to accurately layout your dovetails for a compound angle.

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo www.woodchoppintime.com



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bigike

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 01:43 AM

thanks for the info this helps a lot.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 01:59 AM

I just spend a couple of months figuring out how to cut box joints on a compound miter, so can really appreciate this. Your method is the same as Tage Frid, did you use his book as a starting point?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 09:14 AM

I have done it before. Just wondering why you did it backwards? Everyone knows tails first. Just ask Roy ;-)) Isn’t he our hero?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 01:32 PM

wb8nbs- Yes i did use Tage Frig as a starting point. Great book!
TopamaxSurvivor- I was taught Pins first from my friend Frank Klausz. Plus when working with my editor Tom Casper, he tryed to find a way to do it tails first. (that’s how he does dovetails) But he couldn’t make it work. Trust me, there was a lot of trial and error Tom and i did to make this work.
GarageWorks- try aspirin. I used a lot of it working on this one:-)

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo www.woodchoppintime.com

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 08:38 PM

I second the aspirin motion. Been there, done that.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27392624@N00/sets/72157626223042400/

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#6 posted 03-22-2011 02:49 AM

I’m sure I did the tails first, but I’m not sure I could tell anyone else how to do it ;-)) When I go to that line that goes off at about a 45, I couldn’t believe it!! That is where it has to be, it worked ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 07:32 PM

Nice video & great information. Thx for sharing I always like watching them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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