Those are some lovely dovetails.
So did I miss something? What happened to your hand?
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I love dovetails. The whole thing: making them, marking them, all of it.
Thanks, man. I like them a lot, though precise dovetails are almost a surgery :) That's why where it's acceptable I tend to do dovels or false-dovels:
I've done some of those in my time, as well. You were doing a bunch of stuff with glued pegs -- like the peg as the structural element, weren't you?
See, these are the true dovel peg joints I've done:knife box, case, pen box
as well as strengthening corners on a fairly big picframes.
But sometimes I use false-dovels - I don't know the real name for that joint that I sketched earlier up above - and that holds the two pieces mainly on the screwed thread. I usually apply false-dovel when I don't wanna set clamps or don't have such big clamps. So the screw actually work as a clamp and also mechanical joint afterwards. But It looks ugly inside the wood 'meat' and so I hide it with a piece of a dovel.
I think that's sometimes called a pocket fastening. I know that's what it's called when they're at a low angle:
I love the curves on it at 10:47. Man I wish I had the time to do more stuff like that... although I love the stuff I'm doing, too.
I enjoyed the work you've done on house remodelling. Especially with the kitchen.
Depressingly overwhelmed with it-has-to-be-done, so no time for stuff I want to do. Some day, maybe...
Some of his work practices terrify me, but zomg I want that pocket drill jig. that is awesome.