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Re: Triangular dovetailed box, marking added

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
If someone figures out a secure and convenient way of accomplishing holding these parts in registration, please post.

Bill, I posted my method for this in June last year when building the Apothecary Chest.

Link: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/ApothecaryChestWeekend8.html

While the drawers are not triangular, I had to deal with steep angles to fit a tightly curved bow-fronted chest.

What I realised was that there was another way to dovetail other than angling the baseline - instead find a way to square the baseline where the parts meet ...

Two corners of a triangle could be done like this ..

There were two strategies that helped hold the tail- to the pin board. The first was using blue tape to mark out - this requires a single light knife stroke to sever the tape and leave behind an outline. The second was coming up with an alternative to the "#140 trick" (rebate), made popular by Rob Cosman, who used this to align board ends. My alternative uses a couple of layers of blue tape to create a fence ...

The blue tape further acts as a non-slip. The parts are much easier to manage, even though this looks awkward ...

Marked and sawn ..

Parts fitted ...

The other side of the drawer, which used a rebate, came out like this (a note - both these joints were test boards) ...

Both boards/angles ...

Link for this: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheApothecaryChestWeekend9.html

Regards from Perth


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Thank you a lot!
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