Wedged half dovetail doubled?

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Forum topic by HandgrenadeAde posted 08-25-2017 03:44 PM 1713 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2017 03:44 PM

Hi everyone,

Although I’ve been keeping tabs on this site for a few years, it’s the first time I’ve actually posted any questions regarding joinery. I have completed a course in carpentry and joinery (night college) but am a gasman by trade. I have always used the numerous super talented and creative users as inspiration for wood projects around my home.

However I am currently looking at creating a “kids house bed frame” that was found by my wife, but I need it to be of the knockdown variety as we are looking to move within the year. I have a passion for Japanese joinery as it uses no hardware. I have recently found a joint that I am unable to “breakdown”. I was wondering if anyone on here could assist.

I have previously used the wedged half dovetail on our first child’s cot-bed, so fully understand that joint.
However how can this be cross lapped into a mortise? ????
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. As Ive found a different perspective can make all the difference.

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#1 posted 08-25-2017 04:26 PM

If you haven’t already, you may want to take a look at Dorian Bracht's youtube channel. He goes thru the steps on cutting Japanese joinery.

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#2 posted 08-25-2017 05:20 PM

Check out the Samurai Carpenter on Youtube he just did a bed for his son and it has a neat wedge method for no hardware KD

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