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Project by Derek Cohen posted 08-24-2011 05:11 PM 4336 views 62 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few articles from my website that may help you achieve better handcut dovetails …

Making Better Dovetails
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/MakingBetter%20Dovetails.html

Dovetail Baselines
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/DovetailBaselines.html

Drawer Design and Drawer Bottoms
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/DrawerDesignandDrawerBottoms.html

Building the Drawer
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/BuildingtheDrawer.html

Peening Dovetails in Wood
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/PeeningDovetailsinWood.html

London half-blind dovetailed drawer
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Londonhalf-blinddovetaileddrawer.html

A little fun with dovetails
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Alittlefunwithdovetails.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 06:03 PM

nice tight joints, and great articles ! thanks for posting and sharing those, they are a great resource to have

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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SimonG

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 06:24 PM

And he did it all with a man powered hand drill ! ;-)

Cool stuff dude !

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Furnitude

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 07:42 PM

Great information, Derek, and beautiful work, as always.

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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Michael1

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 08:52 PM

Thanks for the articles. They are very informative and a great resource on dovetailing. Outstanding work.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 08:59 PM

those dovetails look sweet. I love the narrow pins you can only get handcut.

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SgtSnafu

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 09:56 PM

Great looking dovetails, and thanks for the links to check out…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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CL810

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#7 posted 08-25-2011 02:58 AM

Thanks for the links. Very timely for me!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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rance

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#8 posted 08-25-2011 04:38 AM

Derek, after having watched a hundred or more videos and teaching on HCDT’s, it seems so easy to spot errors in the teachings. However, I have to say that from ALL of your links, you have your process down good. I even gleened a few things myself. In particular, chamfering a fence for the saw for ALL the tails. I had only been doing it for the outermost edge cut. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Brit

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#9 posted 08-25-2011 07:30 AM

Great information Derek. Many thanks.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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