Tips for Cutting Half Blind Dovetails

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  • #13089
    Ken
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    Tips for Cutting Half Blind Dovetails Part 1

    #13090
    Ken
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    Tips for Cutting Half Blind Dovetails Part 2

    #13091
    Greg Merritt
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    Ken…these are the videos that I used when I first tackled half blind dovetails. Thanks for posting them on here. I can attest to the use of a card scraper to chop down the walls. It speeds us the process quite a bit. Lee Valley sells a set of three small scrapers and that is what I use to chop down the walls.

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    #13098
    Ken
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    Thanks Greg, Yes I just bought a set of four by Veritas, I cant find the set of three small one’s on the UK sites

    Cheers πŸ˜‰

    #13106
    David Gill
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    Ken
    They are nice videos, I have yet to cut my first Half Blind Dovetail

    Thanks for Posting

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #13111
    Ken
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    Thanks David,
    I have not tried them yet, but I think I should start practicing πŸ™‚

    #13113
    Mark Armstrong
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    good trick Ken seen before not made lapped Dovetails in a long time.
    Never used this method may give it a go next time around.
    What I want to know who’s going to be the first to do some secret mitred Dovetails. he he
    I think I tried once along time ago and did not come out very well.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13114
    Ken
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    Now that would be a challenge, but I think I will pass on them mate.

    A man must know his limitations πŸ˜‰

    #13116
    Mark Armstrong
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    Ken could always cheat glue a couple of mitred corners up and no one would know lol.
    They are very challenging I will take on that challenge one day I have dreamt about it. A bit like 3 legged D table I have always wanted to make.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13117
    Ken
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    I’m quiet new to all this Mark, and just happy to be making progress buddy.

    So many things I would love to make, I hope I have the time. πŸ™‚

    #13128
    Scott
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    Thanks Ken for the links. Your video links help tie me over until Paul’s next video.

    The half-blind dovetail method seems very sound, but I could not help but be envious of his window and the view outside. I wish I had a window and a view over my bench. Now I stare at a poured concrete wall. Heheh.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #13132
    Ken
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    Scott, my workshop is an unused room in my flat. I do have a window, but it is in the corner of the room. If I put my bench next to it I will loose the use of one end. I still have a lot to sort out in the workshop, but every day is a step closer.

    You will have to make a window frame buddy, have some nice views painted on the glass, and put a light behind. HaHa only joking πŸ˜‰

    #13201
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Ken thanks for sharing these video’s I haven’t seen these yet, some real good and useful tips.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #13202
    Ken
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    Welcome buddy πŸ˜‰

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