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I wanted to try my hand at compound-angle dove-tails; the base is poplar and the top is a portion of a pine stair tread from Home Despot. The plan is from American Woodworker, issue #153.
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#1 posted 11-07-2011 02:00 AM
Neat project, looks like a good job on those dove tails. Is that miter slots in the top?
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)
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#2 posted 11-07-2011 04:19 AM
Nice work, this is on my to-do list also! Chad’s video on this is great.
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#3 posted 11-07-2011 04:45 AM
What a clever idea! Kills two stones with one bird!
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2
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#4 posted 11-07-2011 05:25 AM
I have thought about that, but what do you do with the tools when you decide to use it as a stool. I have a tool box that is supposed to double as a step stool, but it quickly became too heavy to carry around. I hope you have more success with this idea than I have ;-))
BTW, very nice job on it,
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#5 posted 11-07-2011 09:30 PM
Nice job, I had trouble with my compound dovetails on a jig, your look great!
-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."
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#6 posted 11-07-2011 09:42 PM
Yours is very clean and neat – nice work.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#7 posted 11-08-2011 02:57 AM
I fought compound mitered dovetails for 6 months. I had some help from a certain dancing woodworker. Very nice job.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
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