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post #1 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Leigh jig getting creative

Trying some variety on the heart dove tails by Leigh.

Leigh jig getting creative-image-3139080196.jpg

Been playing around this weekend. Try to get more pics as I finish up.

Love this machine.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 09:35 PM
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Looks painful to do.

Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off then it is to cut MORON.
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Cool i'm glad you like it. Joints like that are un common around here

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I had a craftsman that I tried for several days to dial in.countless hrs waisted .
Within a half hr of getting the Leigh I was making dovetails. This is by far the easiest dovetail machine I've ever used.
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Not so much painful to do as it is to look at.

I'm glad you've having fun, but it really doesn't appeal to me.
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Depending on the project and its intended use, those fancy joints can be very nice. I have one of the jigs made by Woodline that will cut the same joint. I haven't used it yet but am planning to try it soon.

The first joint with the inlaid border is pretty neat looking. You did a great job there.

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Very nice! Are you planning on leaving the drawer front with the exposed dovetails or will you put on a front piece?
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Leigh jig getting creative-image-1046428426.jpg

I'll send more pics later.
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While those types of joints may not appeal to some, I really like them. They are unique. And, your construction the the boxes is also quite nice. The joints compliment well, the simple, straight forward, lines of the boxes.
Looking forward to more pictures of the finished products!
BTW, that first picture shows some awesome wood and the double tails are really nice.

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I also am not a fan of that type of dovetail. It looks a little busy. However, I do like the workmanship. Good job.
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Looks great to me! Keep em coming.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Very cool! I've never done those but I think I'm pretty sure I don't want to. But you are obviously doing a great job with it. Keep at it!

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hey marc, could you tell me what species these pieces are made from? Is the first one a leopardwood? And im not sure waht the lighter color wood is with the spalting but WOW,
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Spalted maple, and walnut.
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I love it! I keep thinking about buying one of those templates for mine but never seem to get around to it.

"I long for the days when coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be" (Merle Haggard)
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