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Half-Blind Dovetails

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  • #552873
    Anthony GreitzerAnthony Greitzer
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    I’m having trouble with half-blinds.

    1. I have a gap at the top of the dovetails.
    2. I have a gap at the base of the dovetails.

    Anthony

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  • #552961
    EdEd
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    @ed

    Looks great! Once you get glue and finish on, it will be perfect. (Actually, it’s darn near perfect now!)

    I see a gauge line in the end grain of the pin board (drawer front). So, that would be equal to the width of the rebate and the length of the tails. You said the other gauge was set equal to the thickness of the tail board, but really it ought to be equal to the thickness of the tails, which is a little less than the thickness of the tail board, because of the rebate, no? This one determines the depth of the sockets and, if you use the full thickness of the tailboard, the sockets will be too deep and the drawer will be too narrow once you plain the sockets flush.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by EdEd.
    #552963
    Keith WaltonKeith Walton
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    @keithmw

    That must have felt pretty good when they fit together nicely this time 🙂

    #552964
    deanbeckerdeanbecker
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    @deanbecker

    That looks way better i think you figured it out. Good job.

    #552977
    sanfordsanford
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    @sanford

    Very nice!

    #552979
    btyremanbtyreman
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    @btyreman

    well done on your second attempt, much much better, you nailed it (without nails)

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