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I built this lingerie chest of quilted mahogany and curved the fronts of the drawers, alternately concave and convex, using curved dovetails of my own design.
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It's almost like Kerfing! ahahahhaha
Absolutely fabulous- design and execution.
Wonderful sets of dovetails. I may be the only one however who is thinking how will the double curve sides hold up over time? I believe with the width of the sides and with the double curve's things will self distruct. Am I wrong?
What do I know anyway, as I can't come even close to what these dovetails are... Jack
Uno.....numero.....one'o. Keep on Truck'n. Great Thinking.
Wow, great job, nice materials used, you have inspired me, thanks.
Absolutely gorgeous! Please post more photos so we can see the whole project!
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I hate to be a cynic. But if you zoom in on the top picture and look at the top complete dovetail, it looks like the dovetail is a separate piece that is glued in. Could be just the lighting, and I apologize for falsely accusing, but with no explanation of how it was done, we are left with only our imagination and the zoom control in the bottom right corner on internet explorer.
Still, it does look great, and in all honesty, if I had designed something like this, I would have cheated by using a router to make the dovetail slots in the curved drawer sides and glue in matching pieces to make it easy - the drawer front I would then attach with glue and hidden biscuits or dowels. I say if it still looks the same and has the same strength, why not?
Thats great work. Was the the front from a solid piece or was it steam bent first?
Nice to see something different for a change.
Looks great, very creative.
Just proves the point woodworking is an art.b
The amount of creativity and craftsmanship is amazing. It's nice to see someone break away from the dovetail jig and do it by hand for a change.
All the dovetails in the contest show great skill, except the cove and pin ones which, done with a jig, in my mind should disqualify them from a contest such as this.
These curved dovetails stand out above all the other for the design, execution, and level of difficulty. For those reasons I think these should win the prize.
Nicely done. Congratulations.
Beautiful. However, I think for the strongest dovetail joint, the center line of the pins should be parallel to the grain of the the tailboard. It probably wouldn't look as cool cut that way. But for me, the fact that sloped pins aren't the strongest interferes with my appreciation of the beauty.
Incredible fine woodworking. I can imagine the amount of time spent doing this beautiful piece of art. I'd like to see a picture of the whole project. Congrats.
I can not say I like it. But degree of difficulty on scale 1 to 10 deserves 10.
I can not say I llike it. But degree of difficulty on scale 1 to 10 deserves 10.
WOW. thats really thinking inside the box. Nice job.
Very nice. Top notch job.
If I was a judge for the drawer contest you would get my vote. Amazing stuff.
Amazing! how did you do that?
Reply to HowardPeson: six months. The wood was SO EXPENSIVE that I made full size plans and was VERY careful...rcc
Beautiful job, those dovetails make a really good job look outstanding. Now find enough clients who appreciate what it costs to do that.
Very cool. Looks terrific. How long did that take?
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