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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 12-28-2015 11:47 PM 602 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2015 11:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand cut dovetails hacksaw instructables joinery

Just another way of doing it... if you choose to try it…

Instructables - Hand Cut Dovetails with a Hacksaw.

I thought it was interesting…

I don’t think I will ever do this… BUT, if all other methods are not available at the time, I might try it. :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 02:15 AM

Not much new frontier with that Joe…...works pretty well

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 02:23 AM

Hey Joe,
ye ole Dovetail been around for years and made with just about any tool going!

I have never tried a hacksaw but I guess it no different to a bandsaw blade.
I have made dovetails on:
The bandsaw,
The table saw,
The dovetail saw (thats different),
The Gifkins Jig amd a router
All work well if you take the time to set them out correctly
Tails first or pins first, it doesent seem to be any different for me
The final result always looks impressive.

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 02:40 AM

I think I lost my hacksaw. Interesting Joe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 03:47 AM

Now, when I do Handcut Dovetails, I lay them out, cut all that I can on the bandsaw, then touch up with chisel…
Seems to work OK for me… :)

Without the bandsaw, I’d use a small DT saw, then hog out with a Coping saw, & touch-up with chisel… :)

All seemed to work OK…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 05:41 AM

Could never get the hacksaw blade stiff enough, handsaw, then a chisel

Pins first, lays out the tails, then bandsaw on the waste side, then that chisel thing again..

Seems to work for me..

Maybe?

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 06:10 AM

Bandit571:

Looks good…

I have always done the Tails first… just seems to work for me…

COOL way you did the Underhill tote sides… Doing those angles have always thrown me for a loop… Looks like you did it painlessly… Very good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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