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what i've been doing #10: Double Beveled Dovetails

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Blog entry by Dave posted 1090 days ago 2250 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a fascination with dovetails as some of you might can tell. And have been in heavy research on how to layout and cut double beveled dovetails. I have had a lot of help from here and a few other sites. But I am a visual person. The big chopperoo had a neat stool- tool till on his site that was built on a compound miter. I wanted to do something like his box and put double beveled dovetails on it. He had pulled his video on the box for some time before Christmas and I emailed him to ask where it went. It seems that American Woodworker picked this up and he did an article on it with some video. So I have started this project finally. So here we go.
Planing up the popular 4/4

I have 2 of these 8 foot boards

But only had time to get one plained

I built the dovetail key that chopperoo suggested and without that I would have been confused. Dont take much.

Laying out the pins. I dont cut pins first but have no choice.

They came out fair.

This is one of the main reasons I don’t cut pins first. You have to layout them on the backside of the tail board. So my accuracy is questionable. Not to mention the clamping contraption for the marking.

My first double beveled dovetail joint. Three hours later. I dont like 3d geometry.

After the first joint I have learned a few small things and hopefully each joint will improve. Then I should have a nice old tool till to carry my tools around with.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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Hoakie

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#1 posted 1090 days ago

Show off :P. Looks good, I look forward to seeing the finished project

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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Dave

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#2 posted 1090 days ago

Thanks John. I gata head ache. The hard thing to learn is the marking gauge is only close not dead on. Learning witch side if the line to cut on.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Walt Bungard

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#3 posted 1089 days ago

Cooell dude. Jus’ cut da wood rite da fust time ol’ Harry used to say. This is great, to see how it’s done.

-- Walt, Atlanta....Michigan

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1089 days ago

be glad you have headache ….. only shows there is something behind the thick skull banging together
making thundernoice here …...LOL

looking good so far Superdav :-)

take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#5 posted 1089 days ago

Walt and Dennis thank you guys! I think, mabee…

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#6 posted 1088 days ago

Now you see? You keep telling me that I have patience. I hope you understand we each have patience in different areas. There is no way I could get through this without throwing something. Now way. I have hard enough time with dove tails (regular old plain dovetails) that I just hardly ever do them. Throw compound angles in (something else that drives me crazy anyway) and you have the making of a lesson from me in cussing. I’m sure we’ll all be waiting to see the end result. It looks great to me so far.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#7 posted 1088 days ago

Yeah I have been throwing a few things. But I think I got it wooped. As always thanks William.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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wseand

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#8 posted 1086 days ago

Well shut my mouth how did I miss this one. Well done Dave. I might have to try it out.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Dave

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#9 posted 1086 days ago

Well thank you Bill. Chad Stantons [ a k a bigchopperoo] video was the best help.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 1084 days ago

Three hours – I can see why you’d have a headache, throw things, etc. etc… Why, oh why do we put ourselves through this stuff?? Oh, yeah. Because we love it!

:-) Nice work!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Dave

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#11 posted 1084 days ago

You got that right Smitty and thanks!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger

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#12 posted 787 days ago

awesome superd. I haven’t got into any dovetails yet, but will in the future

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dave

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#13 posted 787 days ago

That one hurt my head Roger. Those tails were painful but fun.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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