Dovetailed Dustpan Forget Plastic Or Metal Pans
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Forget plastic or metal pans - a wooden one looks nicer and works better.June 2017Pages 38-41 by Christopher Schwarz Some time during the last 25 years of prowling around workshops, museums and antique stores, I spotted a wooden dustpan.
The encounter made me slap my forehead - why do I have a plastic pan when I could build a wooden one from scraps? After studying commercial dustpans and making a prototype, I settled on this design.It's lightweight, easy to build, stands upright on its own and the pan pivots snappily on an axle that runs between the two sides.
It's also a great way for a beginning dovetailer to practice the joint.Whether your joints are perfect or perforated, they will end up in the dustbin.How it's Built The two sides are joined to the back piece with through-dovetails.
An axle passes between the two sides.The dustpan's handle is tenoned and wedged into the axle.The assembled sides and back are then clad with 1⁄8'-thick hardboard.The bottom of the pan is beveled on its front edge so you can pick up fine dust.
A half-dowel on the underside of the pan ensures the front edge of the pan will contact the floor.Sides &...