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1st attempt at hand cut dovetail joint

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Project by Manasseh posted 09-27-2010 04:01 PM 4121 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, this is what you can do when while you are watching glue dry. The wood is walnut and hard maple, left over from other projects. The wood was too good to just throw away even though it is only 2mm thick. I figured it could be used for something. Sure enough, thanks to fellow LJ wellington, after the joint failed due to wood splitting, I found a use for it. Guitar pics is the solution for failed jointing and available time. Dremel too and coping saw were used and picks sanded down to 220 then buffed out with a red wax that was included in the dremel tool tool kit at purchase.
The theme for today’s posted projects…there are no such thing as a mistake, it is just an opportunity to problem solve.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer





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longgone

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 04:03 PM

How do you use those in a dovetail joint? Different thand any dovetails I am familiar with.

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Manasseh

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 04:33 PM

ok, I thought the other pic was up on the failed dovetail joint. Failure or mistakes yield different results. I may never look at firewood the same.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 04:49 PM

Nice picks, something very nice out of quite a mess!

-- -Willing to try

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 06:09 PM

Thanks for posting Manasseh. I tried making some of these for my dad. I think they too were about 2 mm thick but he seemed to think that was too thick when he was playing with them. I don’t play so I have no point of reference. Do you play? What was your experience?

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Manasseh

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 06:27 PM

I am in the same boat as you mojo. I don’t play either. My guitar playing friends all said they were too thick for acoustic guitar, but a bass guitar player would really like them because they use thicker picks. They could always be used as an inlay on some future project. They will find a home, somewhere.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 07:53 PM

thanks for the reply. I tried (foolishly) to thin some of the picks out by putting them to a belt sander but after a couple times with them shooting out leaving my fingers against the belt, I gave up. I knew better. I like the bass idea. Maybe my brothers can use them instead of my dad!

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#7 posted 09-27-2010 11:22 PM

Very cool idea. One of my favorite picks is a 1912 silver quarter that’s been ground and polished in the shape of a pick. Might have to copy your idea one of these days.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 12:31 AM

Nice save !
Just goes to show you, there is no such thing as “waste wood”.

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