New Tool Rack -- Hand-cut Tapered Sliding Dovetails (& Mirror Trick)

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Project by ChuckM posted 07-22-2016 02:14 PM 1163 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cutting tapered sliding dovetails: The secret to success is meticulous marking out, sharp tools and a mirror trick.

With a mirror placed behind the sawing line, you can check your sawing against the slope and adjust your angle of sawing on the fly. You’ll be amazed how well you can tilt and cut precisely with the help of the mirror.

During dry-fitting, pencil marks allow you to pinpoint where the trouble spots are:

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 07-22-2016 05:12 PM


The clock, that is. The tool rack ain’t bad, either. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 07-22-2016 05:56 PM

“The clock, that is.”

L.O.L. :-) :-) ;-)

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#3 posted 07-22-2016 06:35 PM

Impressive build. I need to build one of these, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 07-22-2016 11:04 PM

Good idea to use the mirror. I’ve never seen that done before.

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