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Posted on ? Double Dove Tail Joints ?

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#1 posted 02-13-2010 05:42 AM

I’ve seen these called double dovetails and inlay dovetails.

You can do them with just about any tool that can make dovetails. Essentially you cut one set, fit in the walnut (for example) plane it flat again and then cut the second set.

If cutting by machine with a jig you will need to change dovetail bit diameters with a larger diameter for the first, and a smaller for the second.

Most of the jig out there can do them, Leigh, PorterCable (even the less expensive 42xx series) etc. Just be sure that you use the right diameter dovetail and straight bit when you cut the second one so they fit. Cutting them by hand is also doable but you have to pay close attention to you sawing angles to keep them even.

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