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    Curved Dovetails



    I'm thinking about doing a tutorial on how I drew these dovetails. They're graduated in size and spacing and the outside surfaces of the box are curved. I used a graphical way of laying out the joint and ended up with a template that could be printed to transfer the joint to the wood. Would this make people's heads explode or would it be of interest?
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    never hurts to watch,, but after just getting the regular ones done,, i dont see me making these very soon but we could use your version of how you done the regular ones, in slow motion..
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    I'd like to see how you did that. I can make some assumptions, but I'd rather see how it should be done first!
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    Thanks guys. This will end up being a Design. Click. Build. tutorial.
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    Dave

    You know making my dove tails sometimes I clicked on the wrong place with the wrong thing a ma jig opened and some times I got one side that looked sorta like that....Are we supposed to be able to repeat that look at will?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Foster View Post
    Dave

    You know making my dove tails sometimes I clicked on the wrong place with the wrong thing a ma jig opened and some times I got one side that looked sorta like that....Are we supposed to be able to repeat that look at will?
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    Well, I played around with it today, since there's no NASCAR for another week! I'm itchin' to see if I did it right.

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    Bill, it looks like there are no gaps and it all fits so you did it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Well, I played around with it today, since there's no NASCAR for another week! I'm itchin' to see if I did it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Bill, it looks like there are no gaps and it all fits so you did it right.
    Thanks, Dave. BUT, there's a difference between getting it done and doing it the way it should be done. I'm looking forward to your tutorial.
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