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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:42 PM
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Default Sliding Dovetails by Hand

Hey folks,

Check out the attachment for the HP-6v2 that will allow for perfect sliding dovetails by hand: http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/...-wood-by-hand/Perfect Tapered Sliding Dovetails in Wood... by Hand--Part II - John's Blog | John's Blog

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Leading edge in design and perfection.


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Old 09-22-2012, 12:47 AM
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It's not just that they're sliding dovetails - it's that they're tapered sliding dovetails. Yow!
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:20 AM
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You ordering a set Poto?
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I'm trying to do the math, Rutager. I figure I'll do about - say - 10 sliding dovetails in the rest of my life, which probably works out to about $100 per dovetail. Not sure I'm up for that.

On the other hand, I might get a big bookcase order, that would make it totally worthwhile. We can always dream, can't we?

Of course, you're living proof that you don't need to have any particular reason to buy a tool. Or two. Or eight...
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:56 AM
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Peter,

Math never helped anyone. Once you get the tool, you'll start using the joint for lots of projects because it will be so much fun to do.

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: Sliding Dovetails by Hand

mmm .... I posted on this topic very recently ... built a plane that works.

Planing the Female Sliding Dovetail

... just curious that no one posted a comment.

Regards from Perth

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Derek,

That's because your method (of building one) requires effort, whereas the BCTW one just requires spending money. and comes with bragging rights.......
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:20 PM
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Derek,

Your method also requires a high level of skill and a steep learning curve. This set-up has several jigs and guides that will, with a bit of care pretty much guarantee success.

Very beautiful plane you have built. Not surprising though as you always do top notch work!

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I ordered a set - I NEED it for John's new contest.
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