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Re: Half Blind question
Response To:
Half Blind question *PIC* ()

William Duffield
How about a Fein MultiMaster? :D ...ducking and running...

In a different sliding dovetail application, with a different grain orientation, and with a full dovetail, not a half dovetail, I have drilled a relief hole at the end of the slot that provides clearance for the end of my dovetail saw plate. You might choose a crosscut backsaw for your application. Note that the relief hole has t be a bit wider than the bottom of the slot and has to be covered with the cheeks of the tail. A bit of compressed air, maybe even from a soda straw, is helpful to keep the sawdust out of the kerf.

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