My First Dovetail

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Project by robodyck posted 905 days ago 1626 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 905 days ago

Can’t say I have never done that before.

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#2 posted 905 days ago

Yep “been there, done that” myself.

Practice makes perfect!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 905 days ago

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 905 days ago

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

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#5 posted 905 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 905 days ago

Thanks everyone except hickeymad thats just rude

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#7 posted 905 days ago

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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Ryan Haasen

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#8 posted 905 days ago

Looks familiar, haha.

-- Ryan

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#9 posted 905 days ago

fanastic is right!

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#10 posted 905 days ago

I’ll bet slid right in, though!

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#11 posted 905 days ago

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 905 days ago

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 905 days ago

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 905 days ago

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 905 days ago

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

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