Second attemp at 1/2 blind dovetails

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 10-15-2018 08:02 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View AlaskaGuy's profile


5972 posts in 3155 days

10-15-2018 08:02 PM

Not any better than the first one. Worse in some ways.

I did move my vice up on to my work table and it’s much better on the body now.

It might be a little on hokie side but it’ll do for now.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

9 replies so far

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile


16901 posts in 3464 days

#1 posted 10-15-2018 08:06 PM

Pins first, or tails first?

Looks like it’s remembering to leave your pencil lines when sawing. A knifeline for the tailboard ‘baseline’ might also help close that gap. Really though, not too bad for your second attempt!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

View AlaskaGuy's profile


5972 posts in 3155 days

#2 posted 10-15-2018 08:08 PM

I’m doing the tails first.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View theoldfart's profile


11996 posts in 3297 days

#3 posted 10-15-2018 08:10 PM

Just keep doing them, it will click for you in time.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

View TheFridge's profile


10861 posts in 2332 days

#4 posted 10-15-2018 08:20 PM

I like a da knife lines myself.

Tails first is right. Don’t let’s those pins first bastards sway you.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Aj2's profile


3318 posts in 2644 days

#5 posted 10-15-2018 08:23 PM

What I see is a heavy scribe line. So maybe your a big dude with a strong hand if so try holding your saws handle as if it were a small bird. You don’t want to squeeze it and pop it’s head off but you don’t it to fly away. :)
See if that helps

-- Aj

View GR8HUNTER's profile


7776 posts in 1558 days

#6 posted 10-15-2018 10:38 PM

they look 100 times better then mine

here is a picture of mine :

see i told you LMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View therealSteveN's profile


6228 posts in 1420 days

#7 posted 10-15-2018 11:18 PM

My biggest slow down on half blinds is cutting the waste away flat and level, so much chisle work, then fitting, more chisel work, and finally you get to the proper depth, then all you have to do is maintain that across the width, and depth of the joint. Major PIA.

I saw an article a long time back, I think it was “the Schwarz” and he was using a Forstner bit on a drill press to “perfectly” establish that cut line, and then all you have left is some minor trimming to reach where the round bit doesn’t fit. It was like a HUGE lightbulb went off. Took the work part right out of them.

Raising the Moxon is a great deal. That “where my knuckles touch the top of the bench” BS, is just that BS. Especially if you are a big/tall Man. You don’t need to be pushing your legs like with hand planing. You are just standing, or sitting tappin on chisels, a little saw action….. Have it right there where you can see/hear, and smell it.

Tails first is right. Don’t let’s those pins first bastards sway you.

- TheFridge


-- Think safe, be safe

View robertshredz's profile


3 posts in 704 days

#8 posted 10-16-2018 12:27 AM

Great job dude it looks good!

-- buying a house without an agent

View Rick  Dennington's profile

Rick Dennington

6980 posts in 4040 days

#9 posted 10-16-2018 02:52 AM

You’re getting there, AG, so keep plugging along…I have confidence you’ll get them perfect before you’re through…’s always nice to succeed in your goals of perfection….and it feels good when you are done….!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics