Tip #2 – When Dovetailing, Keep a Card Scraper Handy...


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54 minutes ago, hhh said:

==>What is the red line for? 

Subject of future tip...  Suspenseful, isn't it?  :)

 

==>what was the movie??

We were having family ‘togetherness’ time which somehow translates to watching something on Lifetime TV... By definition, the chosen entertainment lacked car chases, guns, explosions, gratuitous sex or violence, anyone yelling such pithy phrases as, “Freeze Motha’F*cka”, “I’ll be Back”, "Yippee Ki Yay Motherf*cker", etc --- or counting to three and lobbing hand grenades, holy or not...

You have clearly made a grave error in forgetting either accidently or purposely "I'll be your huckleberry"

We shall ponder your punishment as a community. 

 

I like the tip 

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48 minutes ago, Brendon_t said:

You have clearly made a grave error in forgetting either accidently or purposely "I'll be your huckleberry"

We shall ponder your punishment as a community. 

 

I like the tip 

If we're being sticklers, it's "I'm your huckleberry" :)

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Several years ago I made a speciality tool for deepening the kerfs of half- blind dovetails. I refer to it as a Kerf Chisel, since it resembles a chisel .

%7Boption%7Dhttp://inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/KerfChisel_html_m25a489f9.jpg

The details for making one are here:  http://inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/KerfChisel.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

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Hi Brendon

Very good question.

There are three steps to follow:

1. NEVER grind a bevel to the blade. This will act as a lever and follow the grain.

2. ALWAYS add a clamp across the width of the board before tapping in the blade.

3. Work in small bites, and do not try to do more than the wood can cope with. Some hardwoods are brittle and vulnerable to splitting.

This method has been very successful for some years. An example is the drawer beow. This is perhaps the most complex drawer one could ever build (multiple compound angles, beaded drawer slips into compound angles ..)

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/BuildingTheDrawers_html_mecae361.jpg

BuildingTheDrawers_html_mecae361.jpg

Here is the link to the current stage in my build:  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/BuildingTheDrawers.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

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