|Project by fatandy2003||posted 181 days ago||1333 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
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!
-- -- Andy, Naples Italy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine