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These are just some of my practice pieces from handcutting dovetails. I am finding it to be very fun and rewarding.
-- Jeff, Indiana
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#1 posted 01-06-2008 03:29 AM
They look very nice! Do you consider yourself proficient now? If so, how long did it take?
-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania
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#2 posted 01-06-2008 03:42 AM
I like the houndstooth. It’s hard to not get mixed up when you’re cutting that one. Nice job. Cosman would be proud.
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#3 posted 01-06-2008 03:48 AM
Handcutting dovetails is very rewarding. I recently took a class on dovetailing as I had not really done a lot of it in the past. Tight fits do take quite a bit of practice and patients. Congradulations your work looks great.
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#4 posted 01-06-2008 04:09 AM
Out of my league. Have to use a jig myself. Well done.
-- Jeff, South Carolina
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#5 posted 01-06-2008 04:38 AM
Very nice indeed.God bless
-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia
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#6 posted 01-06-2008 04:42 AM
Very nice. Good practice pieces. Now where is the real project??
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware email@example.com †
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#7 posted 01-06-2008 04:43 AM
Sweet! I like the houndstooth as well. Awesome work. I just wanted to see more! Very clean and crisp. Congratulations!
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#8 posted 01-06-2008 04:46 AM
Great joints. Pretty satisifying, huh?
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
Todd A. Clippinger
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#9 posted 01-06-2008 04:54 AM
Man those look gorgeous!
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
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#10 posted 01-06-2008 04:56 AM
Those joints look nice. Great work.
-- Andy Stark
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#11 posted 01-06-2008 05:25 AM
It blows me away that people have the skill and the patience for this. Those are really sweet!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#12 posted 01-06-2008 06:07 AM
Outstanding. I really like it and think you can quite practicing and start making some keepers :-))
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#13 posted 01-06-2008 06:20 AM
wow…really nice…i just started an article in FWW magazine on dovetails…i cant wait to try it too!!!
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
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#14 posted 01-06-2008 12:55 PM
bottom right: amazing.!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#15 posted 01-06-2008 02:50 PM
My gosh, those are fine dovetails.
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