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Project by dennis mitchell posted 10-17-2006 09:13 PM 3739 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How many different ways do dovetails show up in woodworking? I was looking at Marks table and the dovetail spines in the top and thought of all the different things I’ve used that one joint for. This is as close as I’ve come to using dovetails on a drawer. It makes a nice slide. The legs are old pine corral poles. The top and drawer are distressed glazed alder.





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Thor

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#1 posted 11-12-2006 10:14 PM

Very clever use of the dovetails.
Christina

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 12:10 PM

I remember seeing this for the first time and showing Rick this very clever drawer!
And where is my comment??? Must have seen it when I first joined and hadn’t revved up my feedback button yet ;)

Amazing Dennis. I’d love one of these tables in my home. Well maybe 3 or 4 actually.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 06:52 PM

Gee Dennis it almost looks like a Thorsen Greene and Greene Side table. Rustic Style.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 06:54 PM

I like it Dennis, especially the large dovetails. An interesting touch.

I was just thinking, is that your Thorsen Table by chance? It sure could be!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 08:12 PM

I thought that too when I first saw it (again)... and then I was distracted by the beauty and the dovetails and forgot to mention it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 04:17 AM

I wonder how many of us may have already made our contest tables?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#7 posted 04-06-2007 11:38 AM

probably a lot of people who are saying that they don’t have time to build one!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 04-06-2007 12:49 PM

I don’t have room in my shop Debbie!
It’s a novel use of the dovetail though, and a development of the ‘French Cleat’, used for hanging cupboards.
Nice touch.
John

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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#9 posted 04-06-2007 01:25 PM

no room in the shop? Good thing it’s spring—you can go outside! ;)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 04-06-2007 02:41 PM

That reminds me Debbie.

When I made my daughter a double-bed, for her wedding present, the only place I had room to set it up in ‘dry-fit’, was on my front-drive.

Some wag passing by said… ‘I’ve had my wife kick me out of bed, but I never had to sleep on the drive!’

Yes, it’s great working in the sunshine at this time of year, but as I aleady said it’s Good Friday, and I don’t work with wood on Good Friday. I can’t even have a bet on the horses either. It’s the one day they don’t have racing in the UK!

All the best and enjoy your wooding.
John

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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#11 posted 04-06-2007 05:48 PM

Looks like some lumberjocks have been playing with the new shuffle feature! Thanks for the comments.

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#12 posted 05-03-2007 01:36 AM

Dennis -

Awesome! I very much enjoy this style and, of course, your craftsmanship.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#13 posted 05-03-2007 02:43 AM

Never saw this one before either Dennis. Great as usual. You really have this style of furniture down. Wonderful work.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#14 posted 05-20-2007 03:23 PM

I had to try out the new “Favourites” feature and this was my first entry!!! :)

I do love your stuff, Dennis.. .

Nice addition, Martin. I’ll be using the Favourites a lot

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 05-20-2007 03:31 PM

Great use of the dovetail…piece looks great!!!

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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