Continuous Dovetails

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Project by Fuzzman posted 1950 days ago 2375 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can see all 4 sides. The dovetails are continuous.

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#1 posted 1950 days ago

Hmmmm! ok I’ll bite what gives?
Tell us how you did that!

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#2 posted 1950 days ago

The dovetails actually run from one side to the side next to it and the top block is simply slid on.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#3 posted 1950 days ago

I love this joint, the trick is you slide it in diagonally (i.e the corner is the ‘front’) I always thought it would look neat as the foot to a table leg.

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Scott Oldre

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#4 posted 1950 days ago

I’m guessing since we can’t see the bottom of the piece, that the walnut is mitered so each piece can be slid in and look continuous. The other option is that the walnut dovetail has been sliced off the original piece and slide in after the fact. Am I close?

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 1950 days ago

Ah tricky….good 1

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#6 posted 1950 days ago

Damian has it. The dovetails are at 45 degrees, so there is just 2 rows of continuous dovetails,and the top is just slid on sideways.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#7 posted 1950 days ago

nice one.

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#8 posted 1950 days ago

Very nice work!

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#9 posted 1950 days ago

Oh, now that’s just cool!!!

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#10 posted 1950 days ago

Cool! Did you hand cut them?

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#11 posted 1950 days ago

Really nice one.

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#12 posted 1950 days ago

i was looking at the article that explained cutting those.. great looking job

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#13 posted 1950 days ago

Nice job on the dovetails.

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#14 posted 1949 days ago

That is pretty cool.

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#15 posted 1949 days ago

Fabulous job! I’ve never seen that before… it’s almost like an optical illusion.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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