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Forum topic by Darren Webb posted 08-29-2011 11:47 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Darren Webb

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08-29-2011 11:47 PM

I’m trying to finish a project of a garden hammock and I have a curve that I’d like to dovetail. Does anyone have advice on the recommendations to do this or not. I want to finish this off in a really tidy way and dovetails look the business I think. Your thoughts are welcome.

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 11:59 PM

Darren
I have heard of it being done, however, the individual had to beef up some parts of it to insure it did not overstress the joint. I do not remember where I read it though.
Arlin

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 12:38 AM

Could you cut dovetail splines after you have it assembled?

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 02:17 PM

Thanks guys….I ended up cutting in the splines after I assembled…Its only on a test piece so now for the big step…here we go…wish me luck

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 02:37 PM

there’s no pictures, so I can’t say too much, but typically it’s no big deal. It’s just the order: Do the dovetail first, then make your curve.

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