|Forum topic by drewnahant||posted 04-12-2011 05:32 AM||4248 views||2 times favorited||6 replies|
04-12-2011 05:32 AM
Is this a sloppy miter joint? No, it is actually a dovetial.
I just tried mitered dovetails. I found them in “The Encyclopedia of Wood Working”
I have been practicing different types of dovetails, and I have been getting pretty good results with through dovetials, and half-blind dovetails, so I figured I would try something a bit more difficutl. These dont really have many applications, but I find that it is often good to try something very difficult, then go back to the simpler version, and it seems easy. basically, build skills beyond what is needed, then never reach the limits of my skills.
Anyway, there doesnt seem to be a great deal of info on this joint out there, so I want to know if anyone here has experience with these, and can recommend any tricks, specifically on aligning the mitered surfaces so the joint closes with a nice seam.
Here’s my process:
Edit: I just noticed that in the book, they dont use half pins on the end, they use half tails, unusual, but maybe I’ll try that next time.