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Video Blog #1: Half-Blind Dovetails on Curved Parts

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Blog entry by Brian Havens posted 1703 days ago 1076 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A few folks have asked me what I have been up to lately in the shop, so I decided to post a quick video blog, that I shot yesterday, before I head out for the long weekend.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is the video

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com



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johnnymo

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#1 posted 1703 days ago

very clever how you were able to cut those dovetails. can’t wait to see the finished project.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 1701 days ago

Interesting video
Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1701 days ago

Hey Brian
Great solution to a problem and most interesting project. you might note that some of what you were trying to show was off camera. I was also wondering what type of dovetail “machine” you were talking about? Far better than any video I’ve made,having never made one :-)) thanks for sharing, your a great asset to Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Brian Havens

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#4 posted 1700 days ago

Jim, I was referring to the Leigh D4R dovetail Jig. I once saw one of the woodworking show hosts (I think it was Norm) refer to this as a “dovetail machine”, as opposed to the dedicated half-blind dovtail jigs. I liked the distinction, this jig being so versatile, so I started referring to it as a dovetail “machine”.

I did notice that I was off camera a bit. I am still debating about whether to (continue to) do these rather rough, impromptu video blogs, as opposed to the polished, edited videos . On the one hand, they are easy to make, taking just a few minutes (as opposed to a few hours), and there may be some useful nuggets of information. On the other hand, the refined videos set the bar to some degree. I also believe that when I put out a video, that I am asking folks to spend their valuable time to watch it—perhaps even their precious shop time! so I have to make it worth their while.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1700 days ago

Hey Brian
I think the video was great. I think it was well worth my time. I know it takes time and planning to make a video so I and I’m sure many others appreciate your time investment. the reason I wanted to know what kind of dovetail jig you were using was to try a picture how you were installing your leveling wedges while routing.
I’m a little surprised the wedges that thick can fit in your leigh jig.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Brian Havens

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#6 posted 1700 days ago

It fit, but barely! :-)) If I remember correctly, it was right at the limit.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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