|Project by rwyoung||posted 08-27-2010 04:17 AM||5644 views||23 times favorited||10 comments|
Combine “bored” with pile of small scrap wood and you get a flock of dovetail markers.
Body is walnut, fences are hard maple. The thickness of all pieces is in the neighborhood of 1/4”. At its widest, the marker is close to 1-1/2” and the pitch is 1:7, the one I use the most. The height is also about 1-1/2”. Not a lot of critical measurements here, just fiddled until it looked right.
Pretty much all hand tool work on these guys including cutting the angles and truing them on the shooting board. Easy to cut a small wedge at 1:7 pitch and use that as an auxillary fence on the shooting board to clean up edges.
Just a little oil and wax on them for finish.
Fun to make and very little time.
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