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Curved chest dovetailing

06-04-2013 05:59 PM by Stefflus | 5 comments »

I’ve been triple dared to show how I dovetailed my chest, so I’ll give it a try. After shaping the walls, I stood them up at the right tilt individually. In this position I could make a simulated miter line by means of a jig that guided a batten with a pencil at the end. After cutting almost to the line at the bandsaw (1mm clearance at bottom, 7mm at top), I stood them up square in corresponding pairs, and at the right tilt. While in this position I could plane the end of each wall flush with the corresponding outer flat. When this was done I could scribe the inner profiles of each wall onto the other. This is a good, trustworthy reading. -But note that since the wall...

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