Finer Details A Twist On The Original Mitred Through Dovetails Allow You To Shape An Edge Without Interruption They Are Also Strong And Beautiful
Finer details a twist on the original mitred through dovetails allow you to shape an edge without interruption they are also strong and beautiful is post about Magazine bookmarked by jonathan with ID 11639178720 was uploaded on 07-02-2019 and has been viewed 100,193 times.
Mitred-Through Dovetails Photos by Jacques Breau When starting a new box, I try to use a technique that will both expand my skills and give the project a bit of interest.In this case, I wanted to build a box with a sliding lid, and I wanted the top of the sides to remain intact.
This meant that the lid would have to slide through the sides of the box.Designing the sliding lid in this way liberated me to profile the top edges of the sides on an angle.This led me to the mitred dovetail.
Mitred dovetails have roughly the same mechanical strength as a regular dovetail, but differ in one important aspect; they allow an edge to be shaped without interruption.I prepared the stock in such a way that the grain flows all the way around the four sides.
I rough-milled the maple, let it settle, and then milled to my final dimension.Before starting to work on the joint, I pre-surfaced the inside faces of the sides.This is a very important step for all dovetailing work, as doing any surface prep after the dovetail is cut will loosen the joint.
Making a mitred dovetail joint is almost the same...