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Jonathan

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09-20-2010 04:25 PM

So I was doing a Google search for twisted dovetails and came across this link:

http://www.eurus.dti.ne.jp/~k-yazawa/jointwork.html

Now those are some crazy joints!

Anybody else have a few really amazing pics. or links to pics. they want to share?

I always love seeing this kind of thing because, although my skills are certainly not anywhere near this level yet, it gives me something to strive for and think creatively about.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."


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Dan

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 04:37 PM

I enjoy seeing wood joints like this also.

Leigh Industries makes a router jig that will do some very neat looking joints. There are some pictures on the site that show some examples. http://www.leighjigs.com/gallery.php?pid=4&section=5

I have an older Leigh dovetail jig but I would need to buy a whole new one and the templates to do the unique joints they show. Its in my wish list.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 04:40 PM

Yes, I’ve looked at the new Leigh jigs. Nice stuff, with lots of unique joints. Incra also has some cool joints with their jigs.

I believe everything on the original link at the top was cut by hand!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 04:47 PM

Jonathan, those look hand cut and are very impressive. I just opened some of the pictures and didn’t read anything about it but they looked good.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dan

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 05:25 PM

I don’t see how they could have been done any other way then by hand. The box with the little hands holding fingers up is amazing. I would be interested to know how many hours went into cutting the different joints.

I think it would be fun to grab some scraps and practice some joints like that.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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KB1

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#5 posted 09-22-2010 08:12 AM

look very closely at the pictures boys. the grain changes. you can see where the prominent fingers have been carved and applied. bottom line, except for the paper finger joints and maybe a couple others, these joints are impossible to assemble from solid pieces of wood. in one near the end you can see the glue joints where he layered the pieces together. smoke and mirrors, but nicely done beautiful works of art. KB1

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lcurrent

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 11:04 PM

WOW

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#7 posted 09-25-2010 01:16 AM

That’s some really nice work, but I’m with KB on this one…. I just don’t see how some of those joints can be put together.

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#8 posted 09-26-2010 03:23 PM

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