Chest of Drawers: Episode 6
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A dovetail is cut into each end of the front divider rails, which will recess into the front edge of the side panels. Paul has developed a jig to increase accuracy and consistency. This is used to cut the dovetails, which are then used one by one to layout each recess before they are cut and fitted. Then we are ready to test the fit of all the frame joinery into the side pieces.
Watching a Master is fascinating. Thank you for the shared knowledge and experience. Thank you for the encouragement!
That was special!
All very tasty as usual.
Thanks for teaching me.
Thanks Paul. I can see where gluing this up within the open time of the glue will be interesting.
Do you ever or would you ever put a panel within the frames to act as a barrier for dust between the drawers?
It was very common, but Paul wouldn’t tend to. Nothing wrong with doing it though.
doesn’t the dovetail Jig wear out using it many times because of the saw set?
Thank you very much
If you use the same saw with the same set, then the jig would last a long time if care is taken.
I’ve used these dovetails on cross members of carcass work for years and it is a very effective way to offer resistance to racking and separation. The difference is I only dovetail the bottom of the rail, I guess a half dovetail, if that makes sense. Does the full,dovetail add significant strength to the joint or is it more for asthetics?
What Brand are the Chisels with the Brown Handles?
Ashley iles, lovely chisels.
Thank you Paul! This is where it is so very clear that these masterclasses are truly classes with a master. I’m in awe, and this video really gives us something to aspire to as we make each and every joint.
Love the description of the frame at the end – “corporate entity, superstructure and carcass”