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  Dovetail joint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart (tensile strength), the dovetail joint is commonly used to join the sides of a drawer to the front.
Dovetails can be cut by hand or by machines, often with an electric router and using one of a range of commercially available jigs or templates.
The full-blind dovetail obscures the mechanics of the joint altogether.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dovetail_joint   (736 words)

 WoodCentral Articles & Reviews
Joints employed by cabinetmakers are frequently variations of those two standards, the mortice-and-tenon and the dovetail, both of which have numerous derivatives of the basic form (such as the tongue-and-groove or sliding dovetail.) And many joints incorporate features from both joints (the through-wedged mortice-and-tenon, for example).
The joint might, in theory, be useable at all four corners of a (decorative) box, but I've never tried to use it for this, and here's why: Firstly, for the joint to look sharp and clean I've found that it has to be cut very accurately, neatly, and just a little on the tight side.
Wriggle the joint and tap from both directions a little at a time with a mallet (or a hammer with a hardwood block for protection.) This may be the moment of success.
www.woodcentral.com /cgi-bin/readarticle.pl?dir=furniture&file=articles_442.shtml   (1969 words)

 Easy Sliding Dovetail System Review
A sliding dovetail is a fairly easy joint to cut; if one is needed for a shelf for example both the mating pieces can be easily milled using a router table setup and any size or angle of dovetail cutter one desires.
In the example shelf this type of joint is theoretically superior to a simple dado joint because it not only locates and supports the shelf vertically, it provides a lateral lock as well.
A tapered sliding dovetail is the same as a non-tapered one except that one end of the joint is a little wider than the other.
benchmark.20m.com /reviews/EasySlidingDovetail/EasySlidingDovetailReview.html   (1300 words)

 Timber joints - simple joints for frame construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The area of contact for this basic of all joints is limited to the end of the one piece of timber that butts against the surface of the second piece.
For a mitre joint, the ends of two pieces of wood are cut at a 45 degree angle.
The sides of each half of the joint are cut at an angle of about 30 degrees so that when the joint is assembled, the separate pieces are locked together.
www.diydata.com /techniques/timber_joints/frame_joints/frame_joints.htm   (1047 words)

 Dovetail Joints
The dovetail joint (figure 3-49) is the strongest of all the woodworking joints.
A through dovetail joint is a joint in which the pins pass all the way through the tail member.
The simplest of the dovetail joints is the dovetail half-lap joint, shown in figure 3-60.
www.tpub.com /builder2n3/32.htm   (395 words)

 Amateur Woodworker: Joints
The optimum slope of a dovetail joint depends upon the type of wood you are using.
It is worth making a dovetail template to each of these proportions if you intend to make a number of dovetail joints.
Note that the joint should be very stiff and it is not advisable to push the joint completely together until you are ready to glue.
www.am-wood.com /joints/dove2.html   (624 words)

 The Complete Dovetail
The book starts with a description of the family of dovetail joints, from the common through dovetail to the secret mitre dovetail, with a brief overview of their construction method.
It then details the mechanics of joint construction in general, including the importance of balance in the proportion of pins to tails, accuracy of fit, and the effects of total glue area.
While some might disagree with the concept of the dovetail joint as the signature of fine, hand-made furniture, there's no doubting that Ian Kirby has produced a method that is as simple as it should be.
www.skillspublish.com.au /BK03-06.htm   (554 words)

 Router Workshop: drawer lock joint
This is done by clamping the outfeed side of the table fence in place then aligning the cutting edge of the dovetail bit perpendicular to the fence.
Keeping the height of the dovetail bit in the same position we now need to reposition the router fence to cut the sides to match.
We now have a rabbet dovetail joint creating a lock joint that is stronger than a simple rabbet joint.
www.routerworkshop.com /drlockjt.html   (413 words)

 Dovetail Fitting - NewWoodworker.com LLC
Dovetail joints have been a favorite of woodworkers for decades.
Read any dovetail jig instruction book, or ask about dovetail joint fit on a woodworking forum and depth of cut will be discussed.
It is not uncommon for a frustrated woodworker to insist the joint they produced is too far off for a simple change of bit height to be the answer.
www.newwoodworker.com /dovetails.html   (1127 words)

 Hoffman Dovetail Joining System
The Hoffmann Dovetail Joining System is a unique way of efficiently joining wood and wood related materials like MDF, plywood, particle board, etc. Most commonly, the system is used for all types of miter joints, on anything from small, applied moulding to mitered cabinet doors, base frames and furniture components.
The Dovetail Keys are available from ¼" up to 4" in length, in four different widths or cross sections (W-1, W-2, W-3 and W-4).
Dovetail Keys are inserted and driven into the material with a hammer.
www.hoffmann-usa.com /htm/machines/intro_dovetail.htm   (714 words)

 HOME IMPROVEMENT : Woodworking : Dovetail Techniques : DIY Network
A dovetail joint holds two pieces of wood together like the pieces of a puzzle.
A dovetail joint is used to join the corners of boxes, drawers and cabinets.
Dovetails are both strong and decorative, but cutting them by hand is difficult.
www.diynetwork.com /diy/tl_woodworking/article/0,2037,DIY_14397_2270193,00.html   (321 words)

 WOOD JOINTS: Box Joint Jig - Finger Joint - Dovetail Jig - Mitered - Rabbet
The butt joint is the simplest and least expensive of all joints.
Some consider it to be a weak joint unless it is strengthened with a spline of some kind between the joint pieces.
It is stronger and more rigid than a butt joint, and is one of our most requested corner styles for crafters who plan to paint the outside of their boxes.
www.azwoodman.com /box-joints.html   (758 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on 001 - Dovetail Joint at Epinions.com
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 Siminoff Banjos - anatomy of a neck joint
However, since the mandolin's dovetail joint requires mating the curvature of the neck to the curvature of the headblock as well as fitting the male and female mating faces of the joint itself, the dovetail is a tricky and complex joint to construct, especially for first-time luthiers.
With the dovetail joint, the final fitting must be done after the rib is attached to the headblock.
This neck joint was intended for first- and second-time builders to facilite the process of joining the neck to the body, locking it in place, achieving the correct neck-to-headblock fit, and providing an easy way to arrive at the correct neck pitch.
www.siminoff.net /pages/siminoff_parts9.anatomy.html   (1123 words)

 Dovetail Joints
This type of joint is used in box constructions such as draws, jewellery boxes, cabinets and other pieces of furniture where strength is required.
This type of dovetail joint is often used for draws where the joint can only be seen from one side.
The joint is very strong as are all dovetail joints.
www.technologystudent.com /joints/dovejts.htm   (152 words)

 Timber Joints UK : Diy Hints, Tips & Advice : Diy Doctor
Summary: Dovetail Joints - This type of joint is used in box constructions such as draws, jewellery boxes, cabinets and other pieces of furniture where strength is required.
For our entire timber joints section we are very grateful to www.technologystudent.com for allowing the use of their material.
There are different types of dovetail joint and when cut accurately they are very impressive and attractive.
www.diydoctor.org.uk /projects/timberjoints3.htm   (772 words)

 Dovetail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dovetailing (computer science), a technique in algorithm design
Dovetail Joint, an alternative rock band from Chicago
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dovetail   (85 words)

 Dovetail Bits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
For centuries, the hand-cut dovetail joint has stood as a testament to the quality of the case, box, or drawer that beheld it.
Once the joint is complete, we sand the tails flush with the pins.
Less-expensive jigs make only half-blind joints, where the dovetails are visible only from one side of the joint.
www.woodmagazine.com /wood/story.jhtml?storyid=/templatedata/wood/story/data/337.xml&catref=wd44   (442 words)

 Quotulatiousness: How not to dovetail
This is what is known as the "pin board" of a dovetail joint.
Still, the strength of the (ancient) joint is apparent when I finally manage to chisel away the excess and put the two pieces together at a 90 degree angle:
I'd somehow taken away the wrong impression from the last time the genealogy of the dovetail joint was discussed on the Medieval-Sawdust mailing list.
www.bolditalic.com /quotulatiousness_archive/002459.html   (646 words)

 joint - Wiktionary
The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.
The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.
Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/joint   (218 words)

 The Kehoe Jig <dovetailspline.com>
The joints created using the jig are unbelievably strong and fit perfectly every time.
What makes all of this possible is the one-degree taper which is built into the finger slots of the jig and the corresponding one degree taper of the splines which are tapped into the tapered hole in the corner joint of your project.
Use either a 45 degree joint, a rabbet joint or a butt joint.
www.dovetailspline.com /creating_joints.html   (312 words)

 Handcut dovetails, how to set up and cut handmade dovetails
One of the most beautiful and striking woodworking joints is the dovetail joint.
It is both a structurally strong joint and an aesthetically pleasing joint.
Dovetail joints are often used in the construction of drawers, specifically drawer fronts.
www.whitemountdesign.com /Dovetails.htm   (397 words)

 Router Workshop: Dovetail Tips
The dovetail joint has many applications for producing strong efficient wood joinery.
If the router bit is properly centered in the 1” guide, then the ends of the dovetail pin will come to a sharp point.
You can not use undersized wood to make a dovetail joint because a square shoulder will appear on both points of the dovetail pin (as shown below)and it will not fit in the slot.
www.routerworkshop.com /dovetails103102.html   (494 words)

 Dovetail Joint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Using a dovetail template and sharp pencil, draw the tail in the proportions shown above.
Using a dovetail saw and keeping on the waste side of the line, cut down to just short of the shoulder of the tail.
Keeping the 'face side' and 'face edge' marks on the inside of the joint, lay the 'tail' on the end of the other piece of wood forming the joint.
www.gre.ac.uk /~eduweb/showcase/d&t/schools/resmat/woodjoints/dovetail.htm   (332 words)

 Bill's Best Dovetail Joint Maker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The dovetail joint, prized for its strength and as a mark of craftsmanship, is difficult enough with templates, routers, and special layout tools.
He demonstrates making the joints at woodworking shows across the country, chatting with members of the audience as he lays out and cuts the joints.
The saw flashes, the chips fly, and in short order, there's another perfect dovetail joint, as Klausz taps it together with a mallet and trims the edges with a hand plane.
www.billsbest.com /peklausz.html   (287 words)

 AKEDA DC-16 Dovetail Jig Review
But with all that said, if you want the absolutely most flexible, do-it-all dovetail jig, and you are willing to put up with the setups and test cuts, and will either use the jig frequently or don't mind reading the user's guide, the Leigh is hard to beat.
The joint is reasonably strong, and it is similar to the joints you see in "mass-produced" kitchen drawers, but it is not as aesthetically pleasing as the joints produced using the Leigh, AKEDA, or WoodRat.
Woodhaven sells a variety of dovetail jigs including their new top-of-the-line jig that can be used in the conventional mode or on top of a router table.
www.thewoodshop.20m.com /akeda3.htm   (2485 words)

 Marking Out and Cutting a Dovetail Joint
The joint is strong especially when used with a good quality glue such as PVA (woodworkers adhesive) or cascamite.
The wood is then turned sideways in a vice and the waste material is finally removed using a dovetail or tenon saw.
The first side of the joint should now be complete.
www.technologystudent.com /joints/dove1.htm   (398 words)

 FanFiction.Net : Dictionary & Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
(Carp.) A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one.
[1913 Webster] Dovetail molding (Arch.), a molding of any convex section arranged in a sort of zigzag, like a series of dovetails.
Dovetail saw (Carp.), a saw used in dovetailing.
www.fanfiction.net /dictionary.php?word=Dovetail   (144 words)

 Glossary. Definition of dovetail joint
A joint in which wedge-shaped parts are interlocked to form a tight bond.
This joint is commonly used on furniture parts, such as the corners of drawers.
A tenon (pin) that is shaped like a dove's spread tail to fit into a corresponding mortise (tail).
www.buildeazy.com /glossary/dovetailjoint.html   (124 words)

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