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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Doing the dovetail slide

Time to start doing the really fun joinery.  Ironically, some of the most challenging joinery on this case is likely never going to be seen.  The web frame, or internal guts are the old-school way to hold the drawers in place.  The web frames on this project get quite a bit more complicated with the stepped front, and require two different types of sliding dovetails.  This episode highlights the joinery for the top blades or drawer dividers.  They must account for the drawer runners and kickers that will slide along the case sides, so the dovetails need to be seated into the dados, adding a little additional level of complexity.




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9 comments:

Bruce Somers said...

Looking good there Rob.. You sure do know how to take the Next Step with your joinery skills...Thanks for keeping us posted.

Rob Bois said...

Very punny Bruce ;)

Erik Gilling said...

I like the locking double dovetail plan. Very clever.

Rob Bois said...

You'll see more of how the locking dovetails come together in the next few episodes too, so stay tuned.

bakins said...

I have enjoyed this series. I went at lunch today to Highland Woodworking and bought the Triton 2 1/4 router. I just checked out your video and there it is! Have you enjoyed your Triton? Did I make a good purchase?
Bill Akins

Bruce Somers said...

Rob,

Did you expect anything less from me?

Rob Bois said...

Bill I'm a big fan of the Triton routers. I don't think any other brand out there comes close in terms of the bang you get for your buck. I have one in my router table and recently bought the second one you saw in the video to use as a plunge router. It works equally well in either application.

CrazyCraftsman said...

Good job, Rob...as usual. I always enjoy watching your videos. Can't wait to see the finished project!

bakins said...

Thanks Rob for the Triton update. I feel I made a good purchase. I can't wait to see how the chest turns out.