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Blog entry by rkoorman posted 07-22-2011 07:30 AM 1658 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Last week I spend some time on some new joints. I want to build a build with dovetails but not the standard kind. What kind of joint do you like the most ?

Thanks

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/



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pommy

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 07:32 AM

are they machined or by hand

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 07:38 AM

I like the tight ones the best of all. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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rkoorman

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#3 posted 07-22-2011 07:48 AM

@pommy : all the joint are cut by hand
@david : I like the some ones!!

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 08:21 AM

Of the ones you have pictured, the third one down looks best to me.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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rance

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 08:44 AM

2, 1, 3, 4, 5 in that order.

2 is the prettiest.
1 is the most intriguing
3 looks good because it is still different.
I’m growing tired of the last two because I see them so much in the Incra adverts.

Hand cut? Good job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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dadefreese

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#6 posted 07-22-2011 01:51 PM

The hairline detail on #3 is the most interesting of the joints, but #1 has the appeal of creating a striking visual effect while using the same wood.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 07-22-2011 01:56 PM

I think the first one’s the most visually interesting but I like #2 the best. It could be that I like the wood more than the joint, though;)

Edited to agree with Steve below me. The novelty of the double has kind of worn off. Some of those bizarre sculpted Asian dovetails still shock and amaze, though.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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SPalm

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#8 posted 07-22-2011 01:57 PM

I am with Rance. Double dovetails look so Incra-ish and over played.
So I like number 2 and 1.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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rance

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#9 posted 07-22-2011 03:33 PM

So sad about the doubles. I’m sure they still impress ALL the non-woodworkers…. which is why I’m not gonna eliminate them from my todo list. Oh, and 5 comes before 4. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Ampeater

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#10 posted 07-22-2011 04:08 PM

Number 1

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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rkoorman

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#11 posted 07-22-2011 05:54 PM

Thanks everyone!! When the project starts I’ll let you know which one I went with.

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 07-23-2011 06:05 PM

Two looks good to me.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 09-25-2011 04:50 PM

To me they are all visually interesting. I think you have a handle on joints! lol My thoughts on the use of the joinery…the Japanese used joinery in a functional and aesthetic manner. Have you seen the books on Japanese Joinery? Whatever joints you choose, with wood pattern and color should bring the eye into the whole piece? Like that you are sharing your wood journey with us.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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punk

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#14 posted 07-27-2012 10:39 PM

3rd down from the top,but they all look good.

-- Punk in PA

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