Dovetail Swap Item- Barron Dovetail kit

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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 03-03-2015 04:36 AM 4821 views 12 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my contribution to the LJs dovetail swap. It’s heavily inspired by my favorite dovetailer, David Barron. If you’ve never seen his dovetaling video, check it out here.

The kit includes:

- Marking knife- Blade by Czech Edge too, handle turned from cocobolo.
- Brass Mallet- Brass head from Lj August, handle turned from cocobolo.
- Magnetic Dovetail guides I made from walnut and white oak. Barron shows how to make them here.
- Dovetail alignment board also from walnut and white oak.

All finished with shellac, paste wax, and sent on their way.

Hope you enjoy them Lj sepeck. Better yet, I hope they help you enjoy dovetails as much as I do now.

Take care, Red

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 04:42 AM

Truly masterful Red. You do incredible work.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 04:55 AM

Quite the collection of fine swap items, nice job Red. I need to make me an alignment board now.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 05:16 AM

It’s been exciting to see the evolution of your work. The swap items exemplify your attention to detail and those very skills. I imagine sepeck will get much cherished use from them.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 05:40 AM

Your attention to detail is awesome Mr. Red.

And I’m sure sepeck is going to love using his dovetail
set you made for him.

Great job.

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#5 posted 03-03-2015 06:03 AM

Beautiful work Red.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 03-03-2015 06:57 AM

Stunning, Red. Really great job, per uews

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#7 posted 03-03-2015 09:20 AM

Every single piece a real beauty

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#8 posted 03-03-2015 12:28 PM

Awesome set. Too beautiful to use.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 03-03-2015 12:29 PM

Well done Red.
That is a beautiful set. You’ve got style Sir.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 03-03-2015 12:29 PM

Heirloom quality. Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#11 posted 03-03-2015 12:41 PM

And this one of many examples why i hate that i couldnt participate in the swap!

Awesome job as always BRK!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#12 posted 03-03-2015 12:57 PM

Pristine craftsmanship. Thnx for the link also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#13 posted 03-03-2015 01:20 PM

Very clean-looking, Red.
Your work is always top-notch, though, I think we expect the Best from you!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#14 posted 03-03-2015 01:23 PM

Looks good red,
It’s almost to nice to use!


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#15 posted 03-03-2015 01:39 PM

mmmm pretty…

-- Byer-- "Comparison is the thief of joy" -- T.R. Roosevelt

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