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Project by Jeremymcon posted 12-26-2017 04:30 PM 692 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Couple more Christmas gifts. I did tapered sliding dovetail feet on these to help keep them flat and easier to pick up. I had never tried tapered sliding dovetails before, but found it surprisingly simple to do! I just setup the tapered slot, sawed using the battens themselves as an angle guide, hogged out the waste with a plough plane, cleaning up with a chisel and a router plane. Then I planed the battens to fit the taper. I bought this really cool Japanese saw a while ago on eBay and it really came in handy for sawing the sides of the slot.

For hand tool woodworking, I actually think the tapered sliding dovetail may be easier than straight ones – one too many passes with the plane and the batten is loose on a non-tapered. I made these slightly over long, so if I took off too much I could just tap them a little further into the slot.

Maple and walnut, with beeswax/mineral oil as a finish.

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 06:36 PM

Very neat boards.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 07:37 PM

Thanks ralbuck! I was pleased with them. Might make one for myself.

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#3 posted 12-27-2017 02:33 PM

What I find cool is you brought out the old iron to create the DTs.
They look great!

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