Shop made tools #4: Dovetail alignment board

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Project by BasHolland posted 08-04-2013 09:54 AM 6808 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First I have to say that the credits for the idea go to David Barron.

It is so easy and very helpfull to use.

Used wood: Pine and Oak.

The dovetails are cut by hand.

Thanks for watching and comments are welcome.


-- Bas, Holland

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 08:27 PM

Clever idea. I’m always finagling straight edges while moving things in the vice… something like this would work better.

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#2 posted 10-06-2015 01:08 PM

Bas, Perhaps my first coffee of the day hasn’t kicked in yet but—I’m not sure what the dovetail alignment board is/does?

Whatever it is must work very well. Your dovetails are amazing!

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#3 posted 10-06-2015 01:59 PM


It is a convenient way to line up the boards when marking boards for hand cutting dovetails. It wouldn’t have to be constructed by dovetail, but that seems appropriate.

Here’s a pic of one in action:

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#4 posted 10-06-2015 02:27 PM

Thanks Charles, I was having the same question as Bill.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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