Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sliding dovetails'

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Building a brace till #3: Dovetails and sliding dovetails

05-05-2020 09:32 PM by Dave Polaschek | 4 comments »

Today was dovetail day, and I’m still not done, but I made a lot of progress. As I’m doing mitered shoulder dovetails on the carcass (to practice them for the bookcases I’m building next), I took my time laying them out and cutting them. Spent all morning just cutting the tails. After lunch, I headed out to the shop to cut the pins. That went pretty well, so I got started on the sliding dovetails for the shelves as well. They’re not sure hard, but I took pictures along the way, so I’d b...

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Exciting New Shop Tools #1: Tapered Dovetail Spline System shipping endlessly delayed by

02-15-2017 05:19 PM by HillCoWoodworker | 6 comments »

We make quite a few boxes in our shop; it is quite a bit of our bread-and-butter. We do this very well already, but always on the lookout for ways to make our customers’ products more dazzling as well as our shoptime more efficient. When we first saw the dovetail spline making jig system available from, we were quite excited to test it out. Splined boxes have been here for awhile, so we were more excited at the idea of streamlining the process itself. That...

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #9: The guts: part 1

12-06-2012 07:05 AM by Kyle | 5 comments »

Woke up and ate some more ding dongs this morning. Since I’m figuring this out as I go, I thought I’d work on the inside of this chest of drawers. I decided to copy the image of the drawer dividers that you see looking at the front of the dresser, and transpose it onto the inside back of it and make the drawer runners mortise and tenon.. I don’t know why, but here is the beginning of the process. Time to bust out the poplar….........The inside drawer dividers are also...

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002: a rolling base for my planer #7: parallel sliding dovetail drawer slides, part I

02-03-2010 12:39 PM by Gary Fixler | 12 comments »

Last time in this series I put together some drawer boxes. Next they’d need slides, and for that I went with parallel sliding dovetails, which I first saw GaryK create in walnut here. I’ve wanted since I saw those early last year to try my hand at making some. I spent some time one night last week building a SketchUp model based on GaryK’s photos of his results and designed around a bit I had from the Incra set, then wrote up a plan of attack for how to go about building the...

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Sliding Dovetail Bookcase for challenge

04-16-2008 05:44 PM by wheresmytools | 3 comments »

I’ve never used SketchUp, but do like coming up with different designs. And Sketchup seems to be pretty easy to come up to learn. I made a similar bookcase with stopped dadoes but it wasn’t too sturdy. So I had to nail on a back panel, making it one-sided. This one has sliding dovetails making it easy to make up and fast to assemble. The SketchUp makes the dovetails easy; just draw a rectangle, use the pencil to draw the area that the router bit would cut out and then use t...

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