Maple Counter Top

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Project by Dusty123 posted 05-17-2012 03:50 PM 1999 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made an interesting change to the normal maple butcher block counter top. In this house the counter tops went up the side over the top and down the adjoining side. I used jumbo dovetails to connect the top and sides. The fun part was knowing that any mistake would rune the entire top you were working on.

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 06:45 PM

I really like those dovetails! Strong work there!

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 10:05 PM

You do great work. Like you said make a mistake and it is ruined. It looks like you made no mistakes. :)

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 08:30 AM

Talk about working under pressure…. Very Nice…. Unique look as well.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 01:36 PM

Great looking whatever it is. Now tell us, did you cheat and hand cut the dovetails, or use a jig? Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 02:22 AM

I jig everything I can, and run samples several times to make sure. That way when I do it for real, I only have to do it once. On this job, it would have been very expensive to do it twice.

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#6 posted 12-01-2013 03:41 PM

Great looking work. I’d be worried about cutting one dovetail that was just a little bit off. What jig did you use on this?

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#7 posted 12-06-2013 05:08 PM

These dove tails were done using the Leigh dove tail jig with their largest bit option. I practice on several pieces before doing the actual top. Having the luxury to do it a second time was not an option

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