Pic of the tails (I’ve miss designated some of the other pictures in DT 2 & 3 I think – calling them tails when they were actually pins – doh!) on the second top piece.
More tails – this piece really has a lot of resin in the knots – smells good, but gums up my saw a lot.
The resin makes the wood almost translucent.
Had to trim a shave off the pins to make it fit right.
That’s a sliver for sure – all done with an old Stanley back saw – the kind with a solid plastic handle – I don’t remember how old it is, but it sure beats the one I have with a thinner blade and hollow plastic handle. Cut so much better.
I’ll use it for a shim sometime.
Again as with the other dovetails (no. 2 and no. 3) there is WAY too much space in between the parts. The only thing to do is to use 2 part epoxy I guess. Not sure about this.
View from another angle of dovetail number 4.
Standing up on their own. Entirely too much daylight coming in through the cracks!
The 2 X 12 they are sitting on is crowned in the middle – not enough to topple them over though.
-- Rodney, Arkansas