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Dave

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11-16-2010 04:50 AM

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Hey guys I am wanting to learn how to lay out double bevel dovetails. I am unable to find very much information on the internet. Does anyone have any tips to share?

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


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cutmantom

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 05:22 AM

Roy underhill made a project with what he called impossitales the appear that you cant slide the dovetail out, is this what you are looking for

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 05:25 AM

The only one I have heard of do these is Robby Pedersen from RVP1875. Not sure how much info you can get off his site but maybe a phone call or e-mail him. Not sure how open to giving info he is. Sorry not much help.

RVP1875

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 05:43 AM

Are you talking about double twisted dovetails? If so there’s a good article by Richard Jones here.

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Dave

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 01:37 PM

what im looking for is like on the construction of a casket. Or an old candle box with a compound miter edge.

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 01:38 PM

A grain hopper would be a perfect example

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 03:16 PM

FWW #158 Oct. 2002 has a good article on compound angle DT’s.

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 05:28 PM

There may be some examples in Japanese joinery books. They do all kinds of crazy cool joints.

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Dave

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 04:11 AM

cutmantom I have seen Roy cut them on tv also.
wseand Robby is the one i saw cutting dovetails for a casket. I am wanting to make a toolbox that is from the 1700 to 1800 period. I have some hand tools from that time and am wanting to store them in a proper place.
lwilms thats close. If i could master that i could master what i am looking for.
Pete I will look for that issue.
captainskully i will try to see if i can find it there. I have seen some very extreme jointery from Japan

Thanks guys

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

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#9 posted 11-17-2010 04:22 AM

Steve Brown wrote an article in fine woodworking called compound angles without math.

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#10 posted 11-20-2010 05:40 PM

The Tage Frid book covering joinery describes the layout in some detail.

http://www.amazon.com/Tage-Teaches-Woodworking-Step---Step/dp/1561580686/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1290267410&sr=1-1

These books were well worth the price when they were $40/volume. At $20 for the two volumes combined, no woodworker’s bookshelf should be without them.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 11-21-2010 09:09 AM

Did you ever wonder about why they even bother to put those “Look Inside” features on? They didn’t bother to show anyting that isn’t coverred iin a thousand other books. I certainly would not be interested by what Amazon showed me :-((

What else does he cover in the books?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-28-2010 04:47 AM

thanks guys for your help

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

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#13 posted 01-19-2011 07:01 PM

Topamax – Tage Frid is an absolute classic. It’s the only book I keep outside in the cold garage to refer to whenever I have a question. All my other books are my ‘armchair library.’

Here’s a review I did several years ago on Tage Frid’s classics:

http://tinyurl.com/4gw4age

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#14 posted 01-19-2011 07:30 PM

Here is a link that might help.

http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fine-woodworking-knots/joinery/dovetails-pyramidal-forms

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Dave

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#15 posted 01-20-2011 04:49 AM

thank you barb and john

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