Planing the female sliding dovetail

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Forum topic by Derek Cohen posted 09-20-2012 06:19 AM 3792 views 3 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Derek Cohen

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09-20-2012 06:19 AM

I finally got it together to build a plane to cut the female side of a sliding dovetail.

The article is here:

The build for the male side was 6 years ago and, if you missed it, that article is here:

Regards from Perth


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#1 posted 09-20-2012 08:25 AM

Gorgeous looking planes !

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#2 posted 09-20-2012 10:34 PM

I agree, nice planes. And thankyou for your site Derek, I have read several of your articles/tutorials and have learned from them.

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 12:25 AM

So here is the 64 thousand dollar question.. are they for sale? will you be making them by request and if so how much?.. I really like the looks of it and the results speak for themselves.. SO?? thanks.. Papa (aka) woodworker59

-- Papa...

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#4 posted 09-22-2012 02:06 AM

Make them? No. They would turn a hobby into work. Making tools is just a quick fix interest between building furniture, the pieces of which generally take some months. I only get into the shop on weekends, so time is limited.

After making marking knives for a few years, I handed over my design to Chris Vesper. I would like to say that he makes an exact copy, but he makes them better! :) Here’s a link to Chris’ website (with the best marking knives in the world! ... and, no, I do not have any financial interest) ...

If you want to make your own, go here …

The point is, I make tools and am happy to share the designs with everyone. That’s what it is all about.

Regards from Perth


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#5 posted 09-22-2012 11:00 AM

Nice planes and well done blog, Derek. Did you build your own plane, due to some short fall of the side rabbet planes that you were using? I thinking of getting a set of the Veritas planes, but haven’t found anyone that has used them. Of the 3 you have, which is the best? Thanks for the post and the links.

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 07:48 PM

Really amazing work Derek. One for the favorites!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 08:16 PM

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say all the admiring verbs over the planes :-)

thanks for sharing Derek


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