Continuous Dovetails

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Project by Fuzzman posted 04-20-2009 02:44 PM 2480 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 04-20-2009 02:56 PM

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

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 03:02 PM

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 04-20-2009 03:02 PM

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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#4 posted 04-20-2009 03:05 PM

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 04-20-2009 03:05 PM

Ah tricky….good 1

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#6 posted 04-20-2009 03:14 PM

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 04-20-2009 03:24 PM

nice one.

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#8 posted 04-20-2009 03:26 PM

Very nice work!

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#9 posted 04-20-2009 08:03 PM

Oh, now that’s just cool!!!

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#10 posted 04-20-2009 11:39 PM

Cool! Did you hand cut them?

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#11 posted 04-21-2009 12:58 AM

Really nice one.

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#12 posted 04-21-2009 01:05 AM

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

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#13 posted 04-21-2009 01:26 AM

Nice job on the dovetails.

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#14 posted 04-21-2009 08:08 PM

That is pretty cool.

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#15 posted 04-21-2009 09:25 PM

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

-- Rick, south Sweden

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