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My homework:Cherry nite stands #2: Making the cross members

06-10-2013 11:29 PM by theoldfart | 8 comments »

After a bit of a layoff as far as the shop is concerned, I got busy. Milled my stock First up was to cut the lap joints for the center of the supports. I set up my GP mitre box with a moveable stop and set the depth stop. I made the first cut on all the pieces Then the second Nice and tight!“xxxX” rated Next up, marking the tenons Then cutting them Not so good at first, but improved To fix my poor workmanship I mad a jig for my 71 Final...

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Dovetailing with Kauri

05-16-2013 07:24 PM by andyboy | 4 comments »

This is how I dovetailed a replacement engine box for a clinker dingy.

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My Dovetail Jig Buying Journey #1: The first 25 Years.

05-12-2013 03:16 PM by JustJoe | 3 comments »

I spent yesterday playing with my newest joinery jig – the Incra LS-Positioner Super System. Others have already reviewed the Incra and rated it 5-stars (and I agree with them 110%). So instead of a review I thought I’d tell you about the personal journey of 25 years it took to get to the Incra. My dovetail obsession began in the 80’s when I was new to woodworking and hand skills were non-existent. I had plans for a small chest that required half-blind dovetails so I went and b...

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Medal Chest #4: More Dovetails...

04-21-2013 08:50 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. Over the past week I have spent all my free time in the shop cutting more dovetails.  I have, I am happy to report, improved my abilities and speed.  The first joint, from the last post, took about 2.5 hours.  The next one on...

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Nakashima Night Stand part 3 #1: Nakashima Night Stand. part 1

03-28-2013 07:58 PM by andyboy | 5 comments »

It was nice using some harder timber for a change. Tasmanian Blackwood that I found on our river bank after a strong wind in 2009. I also changed from my usual 1:6 angle for softwoods to the preferred 1:8 for hardwoods.Very pleased with the results!!!

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[Dovetail Box] Adding chip carving...

03-13-2013 12:07 AM by RaggedKerf | 5 comments »

Flush with my modest progress in the last post, I decided to jazz up the little box some before attaching the bottom (which I have already cut and have waiting for installation). I drew out some lines and squares on the front of the box and made a nice little border on the top and bottom. Here’s the first shot, after I had already completed the top border. It went surprisingly fast. Took about 10 minutes to lay it out and 5 minutes to carve it. Then I drew the pattern for the bot...

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Learning Dovetails!

10-05-2012 09:13 PM by Tyler Hicken | 5 comments »

Here is my first attempt at hand cut dovetails. Having never used a handsaw or chisels much I am not disappointed. I need give my chisels a good sharpening, remember to cut in the waste, and use some wood that doesn’t just fall apart on me. Thanks for looking and any advice is welcome!

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Dovetail Information #1: Introduction

08-21-2012 04:02 AM by Mike Ogden | 0 comments »

View the full blog with photos here! When someone, woodworkers and non-woodworkers alike, hear the term ‘dovetail’ they usually do not imagine a dove’s tail. The picture something similar to the photo on the right. Dovetails are generally either what can be called ‘half-blind’, or ‘through’. In the furniture my classmates, myself, and other artisans create, you can see this joint used very routinely. Drawers, especially, are a dovetail gold min...

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Seven Drawer Dresser #2: Ready for the Finishing Room

08-18-2012 04:53 PM by hammcrafted | 2 comments »

1, 2 – skip a few – 99, 100 – skip a few more – 175, 176 dovetails later, quite a bit of sanding and the dresser (or is it a chest of drawers?) is ready for it’s paint job. There are only two parts left to make – the drawer pulls and the tills that will go in the small drawers. I’m figuring that the pulls and tills will keep me busy while the paint dries. The inside will be finished with shellac. I only have another three days at school for the summe...

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My dovetail journey #2: My second hand cut Dovetail

07-09-2012 08:50 PM by George_SA | 7 comments »

I sharpened my chisel for the second try and decided to stay with the pine for no. 2; Reason 1: The free pallet hard wood needs to be cut and planed to size (for which I didn’t have time today) and the pine is just ready to use. Reason 2: If I can learn to make a dovetail with softwood, then it will be easier in hardwood. This logic is based on my experience with welding. I learned to weld on 1.6mm square tubing and welding angle irons and other thicker material was very easy. Furthermo...

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