What is the sound of one dovetail snapping?

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
Maybe 100 years ago they thought one dovetail was enough?
obviously it didn’t last and after several attempts to save it, well it broke off.
now the drawer still works, but is butt ugly.

I think we can do better. Even my student thinks she can do better.
I’ll make sure she does.
She’s making something I never tried.
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Oka

Board of Directors, Vice President
Casey
Staff member
Corporate Member
Awesome. Can't wait to see the outcome.
 

JNCarr

Joe
User
If you wanted to keep the old one, you might consider shortening the drawer sides and bottom by about 1/2 to 3/4" and cut new tails in them. Then clean out a pocket on the face and make some new pins on a separate piece that gets glued into the pocket. It would be barely noticeable. Just a thought...
 

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
I am keeping the old one. It came from my step fathers estate, was his grandmother’s back in upstate NY. It is seldom used, has more problems than the drawer. I wouldn’t change a thing, it is exactly as I received it when my mother passed away 12 years ago.

My student is making the reproduction for herself, to learn traditional joinery.
 

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