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    Interesting dovetail

    As I have mentioned in the past - I blame Mark (Tarhead) for getting me hooked on a new guilty pleasure - watching Leo Goolden rebuild the Tally Ho after his #17 post in this thread: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/...ht=shaken+tree.

    Leo's site is here if you are interested;
    http://sampsonboat.co.uk/

    Last night I watched an earlier post (http://sampsonboat.co.uk/demolishing...ns-to-rebuild/) where he was removing the hatches and decking and he pointed out a hand cut dovetail (after all this is 1910) and the design where it is notched into the cross beam to keep the gap from showing!
    I am not certain, but it looks like the dovetail is also cut at an angle (scarfed?) into the cross beam.





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    Re: Interesting dovetail

    That is not an uncommon joint. The cut away is interesting much like beam construction in a masonary building with a cut away at the top floor joist at the wall. That was used to assist the floor in collapsing durning a fire.
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    Re: Interesting dovetail

    Used in fine furniture construction today.












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    Re: Interesting dovetail

    Joe,
    Have another look - the shoulder is "let in" so when the wood moves it doesn't show the gap if and when the wood moves!
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    Re: Interesting dovetail

    Quote Originally Posted by Hmerkle View Post
    Joe,
    Have another look - the shoulder is "let in" so when the wood moves it doesn't show the gap if and when the wood moves!
    I totally missed that until you pointed it out here. Interesting.

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    Re: Interesting dovetail

    Same here...
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    Re: Interesting dovetail

    I believe that's called a "housed dovetail"...
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    Re: Interesting dovetail

    I took 15 minutes out of a completely mesmerizing spreadsheet of data (NOT!) and watched this episode. (http://sampsonboat.co.uk/14-part-2-c...e-keel-scarph/)

    Thinking to my self the whole time how I agonize over fitting joinery and he just did an angled scarf joint more than 4 feet long, with angular interfaces and I do not see any gaps!

    UNREAL!


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