Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #10: Dovetail Saga - Dovetail Number One

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Blog entry by ruddhess posted 03-12-2015 02:33 AM 1043 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Cutting more boards for the saw bench style saw horses Part 10 of Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) series Part 11: Dovetail Saga - Dovetail Number Two »

Beginning dove tail number one.

This is how I clamp it up to work on the end cuts.

More saw cuts to remove waste between the pins.

It doesn’t want to fit yet.

Got start whittling it down – just now wants to fit together.

About 1/3 of the way.

Almost there!

Finally! Not too bad for first dovetail ever.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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#1 posted 03-12-2015 04:07 AM

Off to a great start Rodney, good job!

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#2 posted 03-13-2015 01:48 AM

Thank you waho6o9,

Now that I have caught up on my blog posts and pictures, I can tell you that I have abandoned the dovetails for rabbet joints on this project. My very first dovetail was the best one. Admittedly I was a bit impatient. I have not abandoned making dovetails – I am just going to practice some more before trying to incorporate them into a project. Your encouragement is appreciated though! Lots of great people here on LJ! I am really enjoying this!!!

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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