Sliding dovetails

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  • #6377

    Paul

    Would you demo making sliding dovetails to join a cabinet shelf to the sides of a cabinet, and cabinet sides to the bottom of  a cabinet?

    Thanks, Larry

    #6405
    Dave
    Participant

    Although I’d like to see this as well I would also like to know if this technique offers any advantages over a stopped housing dado which I think are a lot simpler to make.

    -Canada

    #6406

    I think the advantage might be that the joint doesn’t rely on glue, because it is an interlocking joint. I am sure Paul will address this technique somewhere in the future, but for now it’s beyond the basics as far as I know. Don’t get me wrong, I also like to see him making a sliding dovetail.

    #6414
    ejpotter
    Participant

    I would also be very interested in seeing this, since I’m building a cabinet with a divider installed by sliding dovetail.  Although it’s not Paul, Roy Underhill presents a tapered sliding dovetail in some detail in this episode: http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/3000/3008.html.  I followed his directions and the 2nd and 3rd ones came out quite well.

    Just moved to NE Ohio

    #6415
    mkrause
    Participant

    the link above works if you remove the period at the end.

     

    #6417
    ejpotter
    Participant

    Sorry about that, guys.  Completely didn’t notice the period being captured by the auto-htmlify.

    Just moved to NE Ohio

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