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Luke

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09-17-2013 01:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dovetails pins tiny miniature dovetail pins hand cut dovetails

I know this can’t be the smallest ever. But I was pretty proud of them cause they basically came to a point on the outside edge and they all came out perfect with almost zero gaps, in quarter-sawn white oak of all woods. I didn’t break a single one off. The only way this could get smaller is if the wood was thinner. If you have any pics of small pins, or tails for that matter, lets see them! Oh and I forgot – they are hand cut too!

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com


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Derek Cohen

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 02:05 PM

That’s great work Luke – how I started off. Beware – it becomes an obsession! :)

... or, build a Houndstooth version into the bench …

OK, I’m just teasing a little. That is good work – much more difficult than many realise. Let’s see more of it.

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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Gary

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 02:07 PM

That’s cool, Derek. I couldn’t do such work, I’m lousy with a chisel.
BTW, I was in Perth WAY BACK in the 60’s. Bet it’s changed a lot sense then

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 03:41 PM

Derek, when they get that narrow is there still structual value? They are pretty for sure.

-- My bad, 2015 is the correct year...

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Derek Cohen

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 03:53 PM

As long as there are several dovetails in a drawer front, the added glue area will ensure the joint is strong. At the rear I widen the dovetails. Similarly, a carcass would receive wider tails.

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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Luke

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#5 posted 09-21-2013 01:09 PM

I like the hounds tooth. I haven’t gotten into fancy variations on dovetails yet. I play around with spacing for sure but not depth, patterns or doubled up yet. Very nice work. Here’s what I’m working on now. Video coming soon for this whole project.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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