|Forum topic by CanadaJeff||posted 07-07-2009 09:00 PM||1325 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-07-2009 09:00 PM
I’m going to be making a medicine cabinet that is recessed into the wall. I have a half-blind dovetail jig and decided I would like to use it to frame the medicine cabinet. The only issue is cutting the wood properly so that the end product is the precise size of the hole in the wall its going to fit into.
If I was going to use mitres measurign wouldnt be a problem because the end of the mitre would be the size of the hole, but with half-blind dovetails I have to compensate because two sides (that have the pins) because they fit into the other sides. Thus I need to take into account the thickness of the other two sides and the depth that the pins go in.
Right now I’m thinking the only way to get the right size would be to test cut some pieces, calculate the depth the pins go into the wood and the thickness of the recieving sides and figure out the length of wood I need to reach my desired length. Does this sound right? Does anyone know of another way to determine the length?
Any help is appreciated.