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Hand-Cut Half Blind Dovetail

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Project by papermate posted 11-17-2012 03:54 AM 1456 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my hand cut half blind dovetail on the drawer of my table top case. The front is walnut and the side is ash.





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thebigvise

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 04:06 AM

You have done a beautiful job, so much so that it’s difficult to believe you didn’t use a router bit. I have recently done some of these myself for the first time in over ten years of woodworking, and it is a huge challenge with just chisels and a dovetail saw. Mine are not as good as yours. Please tell me that you have done this before! Five times? Ten? Fifty?

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 04:33 AM

congrats, I just completed my first through hand-cut dovetails that I would actually show some one. I’ve built two small boxes using dovetail joints. I made quite a few attempts before getting the hang of it. Until I bought a dozuki saw, all my attempts looked like a cub-scoult project gone wrong. I haven’t attempted any half-blind ones yet. Nice work.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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papermate

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 04:54 AM

Second time doing hand cut half blind dovetails. Normally I do through dovetails, but these are better for drawers. I just use the veritas 20tpi dovetail and saw and the Japanese bevel edge chisels and the veritas DX60 Block Plane for trimming the 1/32 proud tails. Thanks

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Sergio

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 11:18 AM

One day I will come to this point ;) ... Congrats, very well done.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 01:07 PM

Congratulations papermate, you have mastered the Force. Now you are a true wood Jedi. Enjoy you new powers, for they can be used for much good – Woodworking that is.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 01:41 PM

Really good! I wish I could cut dovetails that good!

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 01:49 PM

Looks very good to me. Those woods will really make those nice dovetails pop

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 11-17-2012 04:56 PM

Congrats …they look great : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 03:27 AM

those are handsome dovetails

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