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Tony Ennis

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10-25-2009 02:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cherry plane joining traditional

I have some roughsawn cherry in the shop. I could probably plane it and resaw it to yield perhaps three 1/4” thick pieces.

Q1: I want to make a small box for my son’s chess pieces. The internal dimensions would be all of 4”x7”x3”. Is there any problem with dovetailing 1/4” cherry? I can’t imagine it, but I figured I should ask.

Q2: I don’t like using electric routers and I don’t have an ovolo plane. Any suggestions on how to make an ovolo-cutting device for perhaps 3/16” ovolos? It only has to work for about 22” running inches of cherry :-D

-- Tony

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 03:32 AM

If your hand cutting the dovetails you should be fine. You can make a ovolo shape out of thin metal say out of and old card scaper or putty knife or something similar an after cutting the shap drag the metal across the edge and it will shape it the way you want. Some people make them so they have handles


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