The ultimate Dovetail marker

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Project by Julio Alonso posted 02-03-2011 10:39 PM 6389 views 30 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am starting a new path nearer tool-making than cabinetmaking, since I´m finding great and expensive tools with some lack of my style of working
I´ve got in mine a range of projects such bow saws, wooden planes, marking gauge…. But I wanted to start with something small and funny like this “candy” of marking tools
Made by hand and perfectly tested, it is fininshed with a mixture of tung oil and 10% orange oil. I´m selling this dedicated tool at 50 $ + shipping, and it is able to be made from others fruit and exotic woods
The ones shown in here have been made from right to left: Pear and maple, cherry and wengue, maple and mopane.
The final design is the marker at the center
Hope you enjoy it !


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#1 posted 02-03-2011 11:52 PM

Julio, You look to be on to something here! I would love to see an instructional video on this if you can do one.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 01:54 AM

These are great!!

Is there a functional purpose for the bevel/lip on the front corners or is it for aesthetics?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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David LaBolle

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 03:56 AM

Lots of detail and precision in such a simple little piece. Very well done.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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Julio Alonso

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 07:48 AM

thank you mates ! I hope to make a vid about dovetails sooner or later and I will explain every corner useful of this shop buddy


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#5 posted 02-04-2011 10:19 AM

Un util muy necesario, convertido en artesanía.
Las colas de milano, en todas sus variantes, son en mi opinion uno de los ensambles mas atractivos para decorar una union, ademas de ser resistentes.
Como siempre un trabajo bien hecho, con un acabado muy estetico.

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 04:13 PM

Such a wonderfully detailed tool. Clearly you have put a lot of thought into this! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 05:58 AM

This a cool Jig, Great idea.

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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