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Sliding dovetails slip perfectly in place

I’m often asked how to create sliding dovetails. I mean people who want to make an immoveable joint across the full width of wide boards with as near flawless accuracy as possible. Now I have seen many sliding dovetails thought my lifetime of working wood but the flaw levels in one part or another were …

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Module I -Dovetails and the Box is Done

[lightbox link=”https://paulsellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/DSC_0051.jpg” thumb=”https://paulsellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/DSC_0051.jpg” width=”0″ align=”left” title=”DSC_0051″ frame=”true” icon=”image”]Three days and Module I – Dovetails for Box Making is completed. Tomorrow we begin Module II –  Housing Dadoes for Book Cases and more continues. Penrhyn Castle workshops is still quite busy and we also enjoy drop-in visitors grabbing a few Autumn days away from city and …

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Gauge lines on dovetails

Paul, I’m playing along at home with your book and dvd’s. I notice that you’re using the marking gauge for laying out mortises but not for scribing the layout for dovetails. Your thoughts on the use of a marking or cutting gauge for dovetails would be appreciated. PS I’m having a ball doing this! Thanks, …

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