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simple box with variable spaced dovetails

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Project by coloradoclimber posted 1775 days ago 1491 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a finished “project” in that I’m done with it, but it’s not really much of a project as much as the results of playing around with my incra router jig.

I wanted to try variable spaced dovetails to get a feel for how much pain or pleasure was involved. I’ll admit figuring out which A’s and B’s to use and where to use them was not immediately obvious. Playing around on some scrap with different settings eventually got it figured out.

It turns out on a small box like this getting the center cut centered is absolutely critical. Even a smidge off and things don’t line up and the box is racked. A little trimming, recutting, and fudging the cut location was required to get the joints in the right place on both sides of the end.

I used the jig to make some equally spaced corner post dovetails on another project and it came together without a hitch. The smaller the box the more precise the setup has to be.

In the end I do like the results. And the next time around shouldn’t be as much pain.

The woods are white maple and walnut.





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scrappy

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#1 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice. Great practice piece.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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degoose

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#2 posted 1775 days ago

Incra jig is next on my list of …..I wants…..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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ChrisN

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#3 posted 1775 days ago

Very Nice!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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Innovator

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#4 posted 1775 days ago

Nice work.

There is nothing wrong with a little trial and error.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1775 days ago

Nice Job looks good.

Larry how many toys can I guy have? Thank goodness I don’t go overboard with tools

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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