Second attemp at 1/2 blind dovetails

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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 10-15-2018 08:02 PM 285 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2018 08:02 PM

Not any better than the first one. Worse in some ways.

I did move my vice up on to my work table and it’s much better on the body now.

It might be a little on hokie side but it’ll do for now.

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#1 posted 10-15-2018 08:06 PM

Pins first, or tails first?

Looks like it’s remembering to leave your pencil lines when sawing. A knifeline for the tailboard ‘baseline’ might also help close that gap. Really though, not too bad for your second attempt!

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#2 posted 10-15-2018 08:08 PM

I’m doing the tails first.

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#3 posted 10-15-2018 08:10 PM

Just keep doing them, it will click for you in time.

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#4 posted 10-15-2018 08:20 PM

I like a da knife lines myself.

Tails first is right. Don’t let’s those pins first bastards sway you.

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#5 posted 10-15-2018 08:23 PM

What I see is a heavy scribe line. So maybe your a big dude with a strong hand if so try holding your saws handle as if it were a small bird. You don’t want to squeeze it and pop it’s head off but you don’t it to fly away. :)
See if that helps

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#6 posted 10-15-2018 10:38 PM

they look 100 times better then mine

here is a picture of mine :

see i told you LMAO :<))

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#7 posted 10-15-2018 11:18 PM

My biggest slow down on half blinds is cutting the waste away flat and level, so much chisle work, then fitting, more chisel work, and finally you get to the proper depth, then all you have to do is maintain that across the width, and depth of the joint. Major PIA.

I saw an article a long time back, I think it was “the Schwarz” and he was using a Forstner bit on a drill press to “perfectly” establish that cut line, and then all you have left is some minor trimming to reach where the round bit doesn’t fit. It was like a HUGE lightbulb went off. Took the work part right out of them.

Raising the Moxon is a great deal. That “where my knuckles touch the top of the bench” BS, is just that BS. Especially if you are a big/tall Man. You don’t need to be pushing your legs like with hand planing. You are just standing, or sitting tappin on chisels, a little saw action….. Have it right there where you can see/hear, and smell it.

Tails first is right. Don’t let’s those pins first bastards sway you.

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#8 posted 10-16-2018 12:27 AM

Great job dude it looks good!

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#9 posted 10-16-2018 02:52 AM

You’re getting there, AG, so keep plugging along…I have confidence you’ll get them perfect before you’re through…’s always nice to succeed in your goals of perfection….and it feels good when you are done….!!!

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