Found this ebay auction for a brain teaser double dovetail. Has anyone
even seen this before?
Please copy and paste or look for ebay auction 6999229419
There's a show on Saturday TV with a redhead guy (Roy Underhill) who
works with only 'period' tools and does everything by hand (can't
think of the show's name). He made one in a past episode although not
as pretty as this one.
It's been posted before, previously there wasn't the "window" in the
tails. My best guess is the light colored piece is not solid in the
joint. There's just a thin strip at the top which would allow it to
flex enough to slip over the tails.
The addition of the window would appear to disprove this, but the
piece in the window isn't necessarily connected to the rest of it.
Sorry- no strips, no fancy key things, just basic jointery and a little
bit of chemistry, biology, and physics.
I've got a couple in process, but am having a bit of trouble with lack
of proper tools to make the handcut dovetails.
e-mail me offline for the answer if you really want it <vbg>
Just found out today that my munged email address was over-munged and I
forgot a letter in the darn thing. It has been repaired. Apologies to
any who attempted to email me for the solution and got a bounce. Mea
Working on building a couple of these, will have some pics maybe by
Sorry again about the bad address,
This is a better way to post URL's:
since all you need is the item number.
If you want to point to a specific item on eBay, this is even better:
IOW... Locate the first "&" after "&item=", and remove it and everything
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Pretty sure that's just the grain. It doesn't say it this time but
the last time it came up the auction stated 2 pieces and no hidden
I guess it did have the windows then too, they looked like a peg going
through with the quality of the pics.
Google archive of the group's responses from last time:
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