Joinery Bench #12: My first attempt at half blind dovetail in hard maple 1.5" thick

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 02-23-2018 07:11 AM 1166 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: My first 90 degree board via hand tools and first use of saw bench Part 12 of Joinery Bench series Part 13: Getting half blind and through dovetails in order. »

Another milestone accomplished: my first attempt at half blind dovetail in hard maple at 1.5” thick. 95% success on first try. Granted, took me 4 hours while Paul Sellers can do it in 5 minutes :) There are some small gaps that I can live with due to the board being cut on my miter saw that I found out after the fact, was not square for the edge. Had to do some trickery to get it square after I already cut the tails.

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#1 posted 02-23-2018 07:29 AM

Nice. Some glue and sawdust will fill that nicely.

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#2 posted 02-23-2018 07:32 AM

Looking good … I agree with Fridge, just some glue and sawdust and you’re home free! Good job.

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