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Posted on Dovetail: half-pins or half-tails on the edge?

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Sylvain

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#1 posted 574 days ago

I am currently looking in various books on the excellent site

http://www.evenfallstudios.com/woodworks_library/woodworks_library.html#Hand%20Tools

In the following book,
Bench Work In Wood
A Course of Study and Practice
by W.F.M. Goss, 1890
http://www.evenfallstudios.com/woodworks_library/bench_work_in_wood.pdf

All the exercises about dovetail assembly including the “Lap or Drawer dovetail” used by Smitty for its large drawers herebove and the blind dovetail are done with half-tails on the edge.
see page 111 to 117 (119 to 125 in the PDF)
There is not any one exercise with half-pins at the edges.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn


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