Houndstooth dovetail

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Derek Jones

Friday, May 6, 2016

I’m not sure why I haven’t tackled a houndstooth dovetail before, so here’s my first attempt. Not sure if it lends anything to the construction in terms of strength, but definitely fun to do. Obviously a contrasting timber makes it worth the effort.

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I used a 1:6 dovetail gauge for the layout and in hindsight would probably opt for a 1:8 next time to streamline the look.

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The hardest part is remembering to cut on the right side of the line. Having a thick front jaw on my Moxon helped when it came to chopping out between the pins

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