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Project by papermate posted 09-24-2012 06:40 PM 2201 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

301 Dovetails





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 06:45 PM

That is a lot of dovetails…You cut all those by hand or machine?

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 06:47 PM

that is one strong table, sweet!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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papermate

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 06:52 PM

Dovetails were all cut by hand

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 07:03 PM

Now THAT is how to show off dovetails! WOW!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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xylophage

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 08:33 PM

Your a glutton for punishment….LOL. But looks very nice, great job.

-- D.A Winograsky

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Ryan Haasen

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 10:09 PM

Awesome job Scott! Glad to see your finally a part of LumberJocks!

-- Ryan

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woodcut

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 11:21 PM

Nice table! I hope the top doesn’t split when it shrinks!
I think you’ve done more dovetails in one project than I’ve done in my life! Cool !
c

-- Carl, Iowa

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thecarpentershands

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#8 posted 09-24-2012 11:45 PM

“301 dovetails” enough said! Bravo. Very nice. God bless!

-- Brian M. Sharpe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCarpentersHands

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#9 posted 09-25-2012 12:59 AM

Glue up was probably a real chore, huh? Good job

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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Wdwerker

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#10 posted 09-25-2012 03:08 AM

Wood is going to move, cracks are in the future! Beautiful craftsmanship! 301 hand cut dovetails in a cracked table will be a lesson you never forget. I learned my lesson the hard way as well, cost me over $1300 to re-build the project.
Never use a ridgid joint in long grain to cross grain construction. That maple top could move about 1/4” over the seasons, but the walnut long grain will not change length .
Breadboard ends are only pinned in the center, the outside ends are pinned thru elongated holes .
On the other hand you can probably teach me a thing or two about cutting dovetails. 35 years working in the shop and I am still learning.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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papermate

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#11 posted 09-25-2012 03:15 AM

The wood is not going to move or crack. It hasn’t moved at all and it won’t ever move or crack. It’s been built for 4 months and its still perfect.

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#12 posted 09-25-2012 03:17 AM

I hope you find a nice table-cloth to put over. Haha, just kidding, nice table.

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#13 posted 09-25-2012 09:44 AM

Well, show it back next year and we’ll see. Nice work nonetheless!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#14 posted 09-25-2012 03:21 PM

Never underestimate the power of wood movement. Hopefully the tides swing your way because it is a cool table.

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mrreaver5

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#15 posted 09-25-2012 11:59 PM

That’s pretty dope. Imagine the same project made out of Ebony and Ivory

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