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Old 07-07-2011, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: Brass and Exotics Dovetail Markers

Well done Trevor!

I've never been able to get countersink to follow drilled holes concentrically enough for the level of precision this (seems to) require. On second thought, maybe extreme precision isn't required? You just need to use the same marker for each pin/tail pair?

I saw St. Roy cut DTs at WWIA in Valley Forge. He roughly laid the tails then cut them by eye. Then he scribe transferred the tails shapes to the end of the pin board and cut them. As long as each pin conforms to the shape of the tail it has to fit into all is well. Even if the angle of each side of each tail is different from all of the others it'll work. It'll be a bit rustic looking though.

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