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Forum topic by KaferKrazy posted 04-16-2017 10:24 PM 704 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KaferKrazy

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04-16-2017 10:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: joinery dovetail

Has anyone ever seen this kind of joinery before? I haven’t but just noticed it on a piece of furniture inherited from a relative.


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#1 posted 04-16-2017 10:41 PM

MLCS sells the router template for this and other shapes.
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#2 posted 04-16-2017 10:58 PM

Thanks for the tip, I found they have something similar and they actually call it Birdseye too!

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/fast_joint_system.html

While their’s is clearly setup for the radius of a router bit, what I’m seeing is a bit more complex. Either way, cool detail!

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#3 posted 04-16-2017 10:58 PM

It’s called a Knapp joint and was popular for mass produced furniture in the late 1800’s. I think it’s a very cool look especially with contrasting woods.

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#4 posted 04-16-2017 11:04 PM



It s called a Knapp joint and was popular for mass produced furniture in the late 1800 s. I think it s a very cool look especially with contrasting woods.

- JayT

Good find on that. Something told me MLCS wasn’t around when that piece in the photo was built.

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#5 posted 04-16-2017 11:18 PM

Wow, and the plot thickens! The family name from which this came was Knapp. Is there any further information out there on the namesake of the joinery technique??

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#6 posted 04-16-2017 11:47 PM

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#7 posted 04-17-2017 12:09 AM

Looks like a fellow LJer made this joint on a CNC machine. Link I found there’s actually quite a bit of info on the joint around the net after doing a search. In the link I provided, there’s a link to the jigs to replicate this joint.

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#8 posted 04-19-2017 10:58 AM

As far as I know, it’s a late 19th-century factory machine method! But it looks nice and it’s obviously a good joint, don’t you think?

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