|Project by Tony Z||posted 08-27-2008 02:47 AM||2300 views||9 times favorited||24 comments|
This my Dog Charlie’s new food and water thingy. It’s made from 1” thick yellow pine stair tread with purple heart inlays around the dove tails. The inlays were an after-thought. I’ve seen dove tails with this detail before but I think it’s done differently. I think I took the hard way. This was my first attempt at hand cut dovetails. They were pretty tight but I wasn’t pleased with the results. There were a few gaps in the joints so I decided to make a template and route out an 1/8” deep by 1/4” wide groove around the dovetails and inlay the purple heart. Very tedious work with those little pieces. I also decided to mimic the inlay on the through-tenon on the bottom stretcher. Overall, I’m very pleased with the results. Somebody let me know how to do that double dovetail detail the right way.
-- Tony, Ohio