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How To Cut Mitred or Mitre Dovetails WIP

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OscarG

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Thanks for this Custard!

If you ever turn these brilliant tutorials into a book they'll sell like hot cakes.
 

Derek Cohen (Perth Oz)

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Custard, I mentioned this when I posted a build in January this year (2019), that is, I read and re-read your to-do several times before attempting my first mitred through dovetails. The main difference between yours and mine was that you went pins first, and I went tails first. I wanted to thank you again here, but also provide a link to my article for those wanting to do it the “other way” :)

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/ ... able2.html

Later in the coffee table build, the table ends were rounded over. The effect of the mitred corners really enhanced the finished piece. This is the start of a joint which will now be used by preference.





Regards from Perth

Derek
 

custard

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Amazing work Derek, I don't think I've ever seen that curved profile done in the solid before, it's always been laminated/veneered.
 

Derek Cohen (Perth Oz)

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Super craftsmanship, love that mid century design as well, It reminds me of a similar piece done by "snedkersind" (on Instagram) a Danish cabinet maker...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvCblxp08K ... _copy_link
I’ve not seen that before. Beautiful work. The technique I used looks to be the same - adding a curved fillet to the inside corner to create an even thickness when rounding the dovetails.

Regards from Perth

Derek
 

tomthumbtom8

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I would like to know if I may what is the thinnest stock acceptable for a dovetail joint

its just a thought
 

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That's sweet Derek

So a beginner would have no trouble with 12mm side walls
 

Derek Cohen (Perth Oz)

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While it may seen that thinner is easier, it can be a lot harder. The square saw cut at the top of the board is the more critical cut. Wider boards make it clearer to see squared lines, and then to saw to them. Thinner boards increase the error of sawing fractionally off line. I would rather learn with 16mm thick boards.

Regards from Perth

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Hi Custard, Great tutorial, thanks for taking the time to do it. The only issue I have is that I can't see you photos. I can however see Derek's (Cohen). Do you know why this is, or perhaps the mods know. Thanks again.
 
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