Boxes from Red Cedar #9: Dovetails, just..dovetails

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-30-2020 09:45 PM 359 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Late night Laundry Detail….wound up almost 3 hours long….had 2 loads to wash and dry…..good, I can hide out in the shop until they are …done..

well, I lay out the pins first, of course…

Can either use the marking gauge to scribe a baseline ( that I will abuse..)or…

Use a knife and a square to do the “Knife wall” way of marking…..then a saw..

When doing the pins, I try to split the lines….most of the time….As long as they will mark out the tails correctly..

Then a selection of chisels…

First chops are on the show side…

About halfway down…to prevent any blowouts, when I chop from the “inside”..

Then stand this up onto the side piece…trace around the pins ( mark the waste!) then the bandsaw can remove all the waste…enough for a dry fit..

Rinse and repeat…

For corner number 2….yes, I label each corner, both pieces….that way, I don’t try to use end corner 1 in side corner 4….

Halfway done…down to the last dryer loading….

This, however, is proving to be a tricky problem….that is also a dovetail shaped object…

Last load was done, time to close up shop

Stay tuned….

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

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