|Project by danriffle||posted 09-11-2008 03:57 PM||5764 views||9 times favorited||24 comments|
This was a technique I’d been wanting to try for a while—sort of a round dovetail that I dubbed the “fishtail”. It took a bit of setup to be able to cut the joints and they are far from perfect on this first attempt. However everything did line up okay, though some sanding was required to get some of the pins and tails to fit together. And, I didn’t cut the pins quite deep enough—as you can probably see in the pictures they are about 1/32 to 1/16 below the sides of the box. It’s not glued and holds together VERY firmly. I think I’ll leave it that way over the winter to see how much it loosens up.
The woods are cherry and birch [edit—oops, that’s Poplar] (the bottom, which you can’t see, is a scrap of pine).
Next, will come a chest with “Fishtail” drawers.