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Dovetail Set for Tool Swap

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Project by fatandy2003 posted 03-01-2014 10:38 PM 2293 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the dovetail set I made for the most recent tool swap. The woods are walnut and quilted/birdseye maple. Everything was made from stuff I already had laying around the shop.

The dovetail markers are 1:4, 1:6, and 1:8 marked by the brass pins.

The marking gauge was made to extend a max of 2 in. The cutter is an old jig saw blade.

The marking knife was the hardest for me as I do not have a lathe. I ended up fling down a steel threaded rod and then hardening the cutting edges.

The block plane is unfinished in the pictures because the bed shifted during glue up, but I did not want this to delay sending. So I am in the process of making another to send.

Lastly, I felt all the products needed a home and something that could sit on the bench next to you while you are dovetailing would be a nice touch. So I scrounged up a bunch of scraps, touched them up and attached them to a piece of scrap walnut from the burn pile (too much sap wood for any projects I could think of). The piece of maple on the far left is a place to rest a DT saw when working.

All finished off with equal parts BLO, beeswax and turpentine.

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine





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#1 posted 03-01-2014 10:41 PM

The set turned out great. Well done.

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 10:45 PM

Very nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 11:13 PM

Man these are awesome!

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 12:44 AM

WOW!! I’ve always used a bevel gauge to mark my DTs. These are the first DT markers I’ve seen that could change my mind. In fact, with your permission, I’d like to copy them.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 07:00 AM

CL810,

Steal away! I have seen a few different styles of DT markers, but I liked how I could mark the square edge and the DT angle without moving my marker. I stole the general design from Derek Cohen…

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/Dovetailmarkersinbrass.html

Cheers,

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 02:35 PM

Those are great!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 02:40 PM

A beautiful addition to any show. Beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-02-2014 03:03 PM

Magnificent work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 03-02-2014 06:25 PM

Wow those are great and quite a set.

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#10 posted 03-02-2014 06:38 PM

Why is this not a top 3?

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#11 posted 03-02-2014 06:58 PM

Haha, Jordan. As long as you are happy with your new toy, then I wouldn’t mind if it never showed up on the main page… I hope to see a picture of these in use in the near future!

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#12 posted 03-07-2014 09:12 PM

Excellent set of tools.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#13 posted 03-15-2014 04:33 AM

very nice work and detail in these… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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