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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 08-02-2014 01:45 PM 689 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Belg1960

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08-02-2014 01:45 PM

In this video the guy says he makes a small rabbit on the tailboard for making his tails for dovetails. I have never heard of this what does this do for you?? Thanks Pat
http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/video/multi-use-tablesaw-rip-fence.aspx?&lookup=auto&V18=&V19=&V20=&V21=&V22=&V23=&V24=&V25=&V26=&V53=&V54=&TaunPerFlag=true&utmsource=eletter&utmmedium=eletter&utmcontent=fweletter&utm_campaign=fine-woodworking-eletter

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 01:51 PM

I do it also. It will help with layout of the pins as it gives you a positive stop when you lay the tail board on top of the pin board during layout.

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 03:25 PM

Along with the benefit HammerThumb mentions. The rabbet hides the inside of the dovetail joint, showing a straight joint (the rabbet).

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#3 posted 08-02-2014 03:28 PM

That link pulled up tablesaw stuff for me ?

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 03:32 PM

Smitty it is in that video for the tablesaw fence he mentions the technique but doesn’t show how and why he does it. Thanks guys for the input have to see if I can find this in a video form.

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#5 posted 08-02-2014 05:34 PM

Ahhh, thanks.

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 04:09 AM

There is an episode of the Woodright Shop where this is discussed and demonstrated. I don’t remember which one.

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 04:27 AM

Is this what you are referring to? Layout for hidden dovetails?

http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/project-guides/cabinet-maker/secret-miter-dovetail/

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#8 posted 08-03-2014 02:32 PM

Smitty,
I think this was the subject of your “skill building” post part 7.
( sorry link cut and paste is not easy with the tablet but it is esay to find in the list of Smitty’s blogs)

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#9 posted 08-03-2014 08:23 PM

The episode I am referring to I think is one with Chris Schwartz as a guest and it specifically talked about a very shallow rabbet on the end of the board to make it easier to align when marking the second board. Nothing about miters.

I am on a tablet so it is difficult to go searching through the episodes but when I get back to a computer (maybe in a few days) if I remember I will try to find it.

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#10 posted 08-03-2014 10:14 PM

OK i managed to find the one I was thinking about. It is called “Two Screws For You” and is mostly about the twin screw vice, but at 14 minutes it has about five minutes on the dovetail technique.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2265291141/

I hope that works still new at using android.

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#11 posted 08-04-2014 04:05 PM

I can see where taking just a touch off would be handy for lining things up. I might try that on the next couple drawers I have to dovetail just to see how it works out.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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