Saw Til #3: Dovetails, lots of dovetails

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-13-2017 04:43 AM 1069 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lets see, first thing today….rebate plane work..

Needed a place to attach the plywood back to…Then, some layout work..

Then a saw got put to work..

Usual suspects..

Chop from one face..

Flip over and repeat. Finally try a test fit..

Meh. Got the top of the til done, a set up for a glue up..

But needed a way to clamp this up, and not be in the way..

Works for me..Got the top fitted, now for the bottom…

Wider board means more dovetails to do… Top was done in a different direction. On the bottom I went with pins first..

Same routine, chop halfway through, leave a little along the outside…flip over..

Change to a skinny chisel amd bang out the waste. I did both ends on the bottom board, then sat things together to mark out where the tails were…

Sharp pencil, trace around each pin, bandsaw to cut on the waste side of the lines, trying to leave the lines…..figured I can always pare a little bit off where needed. Got the glue up out of the workmate, set things up for a test fit….

Holder (glue up) was a hair too long, had to trim it to fit. Set two saws in the til… least they fit.
Need to made the handle rest, and install it, and a back panel, and a few other “parts”, but at least the saws look good in there..

And I have enough saws to fill this til up. Maybe next time in the shop, I can manage to get something done…Stay tuned….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 04:36 PM

Good to see the saws in that test placement, going to be a good project to finish. Can’t wait to see more!

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 01:38 AM

Looking good, another thing on my to do list, glad I don’t have that many saws! (Yet)
That’s the way I was learned to do D.T.s .

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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