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  • #21798
    Ken
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    I honestly don’t know why I thought of trying this, but here are the results.

    End on end dovetails I call them, there are a few gaps, but you will get the general Idea. Would they have any practical use, good question. πŸ™‚

    This was just two bits of scrap, not even the same thickness, they are not glued up, just dry fitted. If I took my time and did it properly I think they would look Ok. πŸ˜‰

    #21805
    Eddy Flynn
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    they look great Ken i think you have too much time on your hands get on with some paying work lol

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #21806
    Ken
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    Thanks Eddy, I did them in my off time, honest boss πŸ˜‰

    #21809
    Greg Merritt
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    I like it Ken. Not sure about the application either. If nothing else, decorative. A chisel box with (8) dovetail joints, (4) on the corners, (4) on the sides.

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    #21810
    Ken
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    Thanks Greg. It would be different if nothing else buddy. πŸ™‚

    #21824
    dborn
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    I like the way this looks, would make an interesting tabltop.

    Dan

    #21826
    Ken
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    Good Idea Dan something like this

    #21829
    Jay
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    Would look cool with two different colors of wood. You could make a dovetail box with end on end dovetail walls of light and dark color woods.

    #21856
    str8tedge
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    Ken,

    Usually commercial firms use finger joints (machine made) to join boards end to end. I’ve not seen your application before, but I think it would depend on the manner in which you used it. Not sure what that would be though.

    Good on you for experimenting.

    #21860
    Franco
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    Would it be possible to make the middle dovetail on the other piece of wood? Not sure if it’s easily done, but it would make it stand out more perhaps.

    #21861
    Ken
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    Thanks guys. Franco I’m not sure on that one buddy. πŸ˜‰

    #21862
    Franco
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    Ok. Back to joinery 101 for me! πŸ™‚

    #21869
    Mark Armstrong
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    Ken would look good as a decorative feature as already stated above.
    Then only other thing I can see it being used for would be to lengthen boards.
    Well done Ken πŸ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #21870
    Ken
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    Thanks Mark I was just playing about with them buddy, plus it was good practice. πŸ˜‰

    #675179
    Russell Mitchell
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    This thread looks like it has been dead for some time. I have a few book-end-matched live-edge boards I would like use as a table and end jointing them together with a visible joint is a useful approach, I am thinking about a short band of accenting wood as an intermediary, so a lighter maple highly figured piece, to a darker, perhaps walnut board (maybe a few boards wide and edge-glued) (maybe dominoed) then the matched live edge heading off in the book-end orientation. The tabletop is well supported and could be reinforced with a stringer or two below, if the joints themselves prove unstable.

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