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Project by thiel posted 03-22-2018 10:39 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I felt like I might finally want to try hand-cut dovetails, and this was the project. You’ll note that I put the pins and tails on the wrong sides, but there’s not too bad for a first time out. (Really twisted scrap wood too, which didn’t help!)

I found a picture of this style of saw till online and just tried to copy it very quickly. No real measurement involved. I may extend my practice session and build a drawer into the bottom for wax etc.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency





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MilFlyer

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#1 posted 04-04-2018 06:10 PM

Looks great! Did it end up going on the wall? How did you end up mounting it? Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 04-04-2018 06:12 PM

I put a French cleat on the back. Works great!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#3 posted 08-20-2018 03:56 PM

Hi. Nice work on this. I’m trying to build the same thing and I wondered how you cut the dovetails for the saw handle rest that fits into the side supports. I’m scratching my head about how to get the vertical cut that runs down the long grain. Can’t use a chisel for fear of splitting the whole side support. Hoping you can guide me. Thanks.

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#4 posted 08-20-2018 04:04 PM

Do you mean the pin board (poplar) or the tail board (cedar)? I actually had quite a bit of splitting when I did this because I was rushing and doing things quick and dirty. If you make sure that tail fits on the loose side, that helps a lot. Most of my splitting came when trying to dry fit… and was the result of off-angle mallet blows…

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#5 posted 08-20-2018 09:17 PM

Thanks for the reply! It’s the inset vertical cut in the poplar along the grain. Your response answered my question. It looks really nice, but I think it is the wrong joinery for the application. I’m tempted to try it because I really like the way it looks and it ties into the dovetail across the very top, but my gut tells me to do a mortise and tenon for the cross piece that the saws rest on. I’ll post mine if I ever get it done. Thanks again.

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thiel

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#6 posted 08-23-2018 01:29 PM

Yup, definitely wrong joinery. For me it was just an exercise and I liked the decorative quality of the contrasting dovetails…

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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