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Forum topic by Greg In Maryland posted 04-11-2015 04:26 AM 908 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg In Maryland

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04-11-2015 04:26 AM

Tonight I finished up my first four half blind dovetails for some drawers I am building. Not to brag, but the sockets I cut for the dovetail sides are a thing of beauty. Smooth, square, even, you know, the entire nine yards of perfect half blind dovetail sockets. Clearly I am a master at this.

Chris Schwarz would be so impressed he would poop a cupcake, Roy Underhill would take his hat off and bow to my overwhelming show of chisel dexterity, Frank Klausz would have hung his saw up in utter futility, Rob Coseman would have shaken his head and walked away muttering, why, why why?

With all this socket goodness, too bad that the workshop gremlin came out and switched my tail boards. Not a single tail board I previously cut really fits the sockets I just cut in the drawer fronts.

This is about the only stuff I can think of that can even come close to closing up the gaps:

Spray foam is the new sign of quality furniture making, right?


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#1 posted 04-11-2015 09:55 AM

That was hilarious. I feel your pain!

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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Don W

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#2 posted 04-11-2015 12:25 PM

Dovetails in a can. You may be on to something!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 04-11-2015 02:15 PM

BWAHAHAHA! That’s a great case of self criticism.


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#4 posted 04-11-2015 04:17 PM

No way! Here’s another idea, stick the pins in water and use gorilla glue. that stuff expands to and is a tad less messy.

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#5 posted 04-11-2015 04:32 PM

Glue and sawdust?

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 05:24 PM

Dovetails in a can. You may be on to something!

- Don W

Ha – I’d pay good money for that.

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#7 posted 04-19-2015 08:48 PM

Laughs my but out, thanks.
Yes RIP dovetails, foam is the new black.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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