My First Dovetail

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Project by robodyck posted 03-07-2012 10:08 PM 1710 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just working and learning how to make dovetails and i think this is fanastic

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 10:26 PM

Can’t say I have never done that before.

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 11:24 PM

Yep “been there, done that” myself.

Practice makes perfect!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 11:25 PM

Haven’t tried them yet, but understand they are difficult. Hey if it was easy everyone would do it.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 11:35 PM

That’s never happened to me. Man u suck.

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 11:36 PM

Keep on trucking I’m sure the more you make the better they will get.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 11:37 PM

Thanks everyone except hickeymad thats just rude

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 11:48 PM

I have done the same because I get lost in a daydream and suddenly find doing the reverse of what I intended, or cutting too deep, or too shallow. Lol. Another thing I do, with embarresing frequency is to cut my miters on the same piece in the same direction. DOH!

Ps. I dont think Hickeymad meant to be rude. I think it was a self deprecating joke. Saying he’s made the same mistake himself then ‘berating’ you. But thats just my opinion.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 12:02 AM

Looks familiar, haha.

-- Ryan

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#9 posted 03-08-2012 12:09 AM

fanastic is right!

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 12:46 AM

I’ll bet slid right in, though!

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#11 posted 03-08-2012 12:47 AM

HEY,HEY,HEY ITS BILLYBONKERS. ,do us all a favor and don’t ever give this a second attempt. I hate it so much I want to burn it, you make me sick.

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 12:53 AM

Yes, I’m sure Hickeyman was also just kidding. Its hard to sense sarcasm over the internet.

Billybonkers on the other hand…....well….hes just bonkers

Good try on the dovetails. I’m sure they’ll get easier and easier once you get those psychomotor skills down!! keep it up!

(this all being said, I’m fully aware that you and Bonkers are in fact the same person…its ok)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 03-08-2012 12:53 AM

make a media cabinet out of it and sell it as “rustic”. people will pay hand over fist for “rustic charm”
of course, you probably don’t live in Taiwan which only hurts the authenticity of it all. buy hey, trust me, i work in one of those big name furniture retailers, i see this happen every day

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#14 posted 03-08-2012 01:25 AM

Save the pins, cut new tails on the other side, and keep practicing!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#15 posted 03-08-2012 01:28 AM

Billybonkers your not to great yourself and thank you everyone else once again. and Ryan Haasen yup ;)

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