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  1. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Can I ask why brass? Looks or does it have some kind of practical application? Are they any better than this for what they are?
  2. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    @jcassidy he did mention there would be a 'some' planing involved... Thank God I've got a no. 4 eh! Should be quick work.
  3. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    I've got one off of Amazon. Would have been lost learning without it.
  4. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Thank you! I am getting the hand of planing I think but I am struggling to set my plane. Its always takes too much off or nothing. I've got a handy jig for sharpening the blade but when it goes back into the block that's when the real trouble starts for me. Poco a Poco I'll get there.
  5. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Yes I did think they were a bit chunky and maybe it'd be a lot simpler and possibly even, dare I say it, easier with some thinner wood. I find lots of thinner tails look nicer but I guess one or two big ones might be stronger? Not sure. The biggest pain in the buttocks so far has definitely been...
  6. Kaizen123

    First try at a box! Oak, Meranti, Pine and Epoxy Resin.

    As a first try I'm happy to stop here. Learned about rabbets and milling and feel this was a good practice project to learn some basics. On to the next one!! I'm just going to felt the insides and leave it as is so I can look at it in years to come as a memory and to gauge progress.
  7. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Starting to notice a pattern here...
  8. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    @Derek Cohen (Perth Oz) as a learner I agree with you that all these power tools take away the ability to properly learn stuff. I was explaining what I've learned about dovetails so far to my better half and she said 'cant you just buy a tool that does it'. By the time I had said "yes but....'...
  9. Kaizen123

    Anyone had this before?

    This seems to be most of my measuring tools in one. That tells me it's probably a piece of rubbish but I'm interested to know other people's opinions.
  10. Kaizen123

    Anyone had this before?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08B8SXK1B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_21Z81DGTZ1M0RQY4R4ZF Some multi measuring dovetail angle finding hole driller thing.... ... Looks cool to me. Anyone had it?
  11. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Wait... Cancel that. Wasn't hammering just pushing. Maybe this wood isn't as forgiving as I though :'( oh well. Back to the start! Actually sod it I'm gonna get the glue out and see if it will survive.
  12. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Hahahaha. That made me chuckle. Yes so I've done one pin side and one tail side for the sides and hopefully if I don't mess it up then the face and back will be 1 tailboard and 1 pin.... I think.
  13. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Also I wanted to take a bit more off the bottom of one of them for a tighter fit but genuinely I cannot get them to unlock now. Not sure if that's a good sign or not. (Edit) got it off now. Ive come across yet another thing that is confuddling me now. This is my first attempt at doing the...
  14. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Right! So noticeably tighter and less 'gappy'... Happy with it but it has taken me almost 3hrs and I've got 3 more lots to do to create the well sought after an highly rectangular 'box' look. So I might have a break. Janey Mack I bet it takes you lot about 15 minutes. It took a lot of editing...
  15. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Right well Im very grateful for all advice and methods. Doing a little Meranti box just now and attempting dovetails all around it. It is definitely a tonne easier to get an accurate flat surface with the chisel so I'm exciting to see how it fairs. Im definitely getting alot closer to the line...
  16. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    I'm giving it a go on Meranti today. Been told it's not the easiest stuff to do it on but it's all I've got for now. It is definitely getting a bit simpler. The method anyway.
  17. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    These look different to the ones I've been learning. I've been cutting 90° on the tail end grain.... I mean I mark the dovetail down the long grain on one piece and grab a square to mark out the top. This is on one of the pieces and the other is don't in the opposite fashion. Should I not be...
  18. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    @Devmeister you've actually raised a good question. Do I use the biggest possible chisel (out of the provided dimensions of the dovetail) to be able to shave as much surface as possible in one clean push??? I have been using an 8mm and a 10mm chisel but I do have a 16mm too so perhaps that...
  19. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    I actually quite like the look of the first picture with 3 joints close together and then a gap at each end. Looks masterful.
  20. Kaizen123

    So this Dovetailing business?...

    Super impressive stuff there @Derek Cohen (Perth Oz). Give me 30yrs and I'll show you mine.
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