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Looks really great! They get faster with practice... You'll be cutting 3 1/2 min dovetails soon!

I don't understand the shoulder on the two previous pictures... Not wrong, I just don't understand the design. Might be slowing ya down a bit too?

Keep up the good work! You are off on a terrific run!

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It's going to be a double dovetail. I'm following this tutorial:
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Hi Tom
That picture looks skewed.....
Can you show another angle?
I'd like to consider making a skew chisel....makes sense.
Pretty sure that one flew over his head.
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It's going to be a double dovetail. I'm following this tutorial:
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Ahhh! I should have picked up on that earlier in the thread! Man, going all Brink style fancy, huh! Very cool!

How's the new saw?

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Ahhh! I should have picked up on that earlier in the thread! Man, going all Brink style fancy, huh! Very cool!

How's the new saw?

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It didn't show up I'm not so impressed with my UPS guy anymore. He let me down today.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CCXHM4/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_detailsIt's got great ratings.

Yeah I really want this new box to look as good as I can possibly make it. I have some really cool ideas for it that I've gotten from the guys on here.
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It didn't show up I'm not so impressed with my UPS guy anymore. He let me down today.

Video Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CCXHM4/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details
It's got great ratings.

Yeah I really want this new box to look as good as I can possibly make it. I have some really cool ideas for it that I've gotten from the guys on here.
I have that same coping saw. It's well made, only down side it's a coping saw. You may be fine finding a narrower blade for it though till (if) you decide to get a fret saw as well.

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I have that same coping saw. It's well made, only down side it's a coping saw. You may be fine finding a narrower blade for it though till (if) you decide to get a fret saw as well.

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I looked through some fret saws but didn't know what to get. Could you post a link to the one you have or a similar one? Most of what I saw (haha) were saws for cutting guitar frets, which makes sense.
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I looked through some fret saws but didn't know what to get. Could you post a link to the one you have or a similar one? Most of what I saw (haha) were saws for cutting guitar frets, which makes sense.
Elbow deep in BBQ'n right now but fret saws are made for cutting guitar frets, lol.

I have a cheap one, but it's more about the blade than anything as long as it's mounted solidly. I'll dig you up a link this eve.

Also, look and Rob Cosman's fret saw and blades in the mean time... Watch his bids while you there too, they are very well done.

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Elbow deep in BBQ'n right now but fret saws are made for cutting guitar frets, lol.

I have a cheap one, but it's more about the blade than anything as long as it's mounted solidly. I'll dig you up a link this eve.

Also, look and Rob Cosman's fret saw and blades in the mean time... Watch his bids while you there too, they are very well done.

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His tools are so expensive and very cool. The grips are awesome.
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Those are some killer DT's! Enjoying this thread.
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Those are some killer DT's! Enjoying this thread.
Thank you very much. I appreciate the compliment. I found that if I stop rushing them and pretending to be the pros I see on YouTube then they come out a lot better. Most of the time spent on them is drawing them up to make sure they are all the same. I think next time I do this I will make up a cardboard template and draw them all out first or pick up one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Garrett-Solid-Brass-Dovetail-Marker/dp/B004ST239K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328748207&sr=8-2
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Yeah, the layout, for me, is the most time consuming. Some of those vids have the wood cut, scribes all set, then it's just boom, boom, boom mark the tails and start cutting. It makes a nice show.

Take the time and lay 'em out. The cutting and chopping will become second nature.
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You can make your own DT gauge if you cared too!

I replied to your PM, but I was remiss in not saying that I can answer some questions but there are guys here that have a far more extensive history with hand tools than I do! I do a lot with hand tools but guys like (in no particular order) Brink, Lawrence, Wrangler and other have been in the game a LOT longer than I have. There is a lot to be learned from them Sr guys

I hope I don't offend anyone in not mentioning their name! Those three were the first to mind as I seem to banter with them the most

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Yeah, the layout, for me, is the most time consuming. Some of those vids have the wood cut, scribes all set, then it's just boom, boom, boom mark the tails and start cutting. It makes a nice show.

Take the time and lay 'em out. The cutting and chopping will become second nature.
Thanks Brink. Have you done double dovetails? Any advise on that?
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Here is one of the ends done before I make the next cuts for the double dovetail. Got a little gaposis but not too bad. Any pointers for hiding the gaps?

This is my first time doing dovetails by hand.
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I have done my first double dovetail. I know it's not very pretty with the gappage but this is a dry fit and I'm hoping that with some gluing and clamping I can hide/close some of these gaps.

In case you're wondering this is poplar (my favorite wood so far) and Honduran Mahogany
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I was intrigued by a box Kenbo made with inlaid dovetails, so I wanted to try doing it by hand. Really wish I saw the double dovetail article. That would have helped me along as I did them.

Heath, yours are looking good. I think you just need to concentrate on transferring marks from one piece to the other, and they will become tighter fitting.
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Brink, yours are very similar, and I did see these from Kenbo and that is what gave me the idea as well. Finding the article I've been following is what really set me off to try it. The guy makes it look so easy and it's very easy to follow. There are some awesome ones here I plan to just use the pictures for ideas.
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Ahh, Heath, you're making it look easy, too.
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Ahh, Heath, you're making it look easy, too.
Haha if you were here to watch me you would disagree. I think I've chiseled more cuts in my hands than I have in the wood.

I got them all done last night and I'm making progress. I might start a build thread tonight with what I've gotten done so far.
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