Box Made With Log Cabin Dovetails
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Eric Brown's all-tails poplar box.I was hanging out at the Lost Art Press open house last weekend, and Dayton-area woodworking and tool collector Eric Brown brought down a crazy box to show Christopher Schwarz and me.
It's made with the same sort of dovetails you may have seen on the Single Brothers' Workshop at Old Salem, or other Germanic timber structures.These dovetails, constructed solely of tails, weren't meant for small-scale work…but there's a way to do it.
And there's a way to make it even more complicated, but a lot lighter, by mortising out the strips of wood from which the box is composed.It's a cool joint and a fun challenge - if not terribly practical in furniture making - so I asked Eric if we could share it here.
— Megan Fitzpatrick Dovetail Challenge While through-dovetails look nice enough, I've never liked how the pin side looks.So I usually use a half-blind dovetail instead.Looking through my woodworking books, I could find nothing that was a better solution than covering them up.
Then I found it.It's a joint used for log cabin-type structures.It is all tails, no pins.Based on the pictures I found it is a very...