Big Ol Sliding Dovetails
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In the next few months, I've got a lot of furniture to make; Josselyn (my partner) and I just moved to Cincinnati from Maine.Last week, I built a new coffee table for our place.This week I'm building a new kitchen table, in between setting into my new job and figuring out where to buy lumber (and food, clothing, etc.
).Later this week I'll post the full build of this project, here's a post on what I did today.If you're unfamiliar with the Staked Worktable from Christopher Schwarz's 'Anarchist Design Book,' the legs are mortised into battens, which are connected to the top with massive, 5″-wide sliding dovetails.
The dovetail slot is 5/8″ deep and 5-1/4″ wide.In his book, Chris shows a great way to put in the long joint by hand using a large tenon saw, a chisel and a router plane.My process is a bit different - I opted to go the power-tool route, though I took a few notes from Chris and incorporated some of the sensitivities of handwork to sweeten the fit and precision.
Here are the two 13-1/2″-wide white oak boards I'm using for the top of the staked worktable.After getting the tabletop glued up, and before I cut...