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hschappell

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dovetailing a veneered drawer
« on: May 31, 2008, 05:23:27 PM »
I plan to dovetail a veneered drawer with a plywood substrate.How do I prevent the plywood from being visable where the dovetailed drawer sides meet the plywood substrate? Could I glue walnut to each end of the substrate or would this be telegraphed through the veneer? The veneer is walnut

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Re: dovetailing a veneered drawer
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 05:49:07 PM »
you could do a mitered dovetail.  There are some options pictured on this page
http://sawdustmaking.com/woodjoints/dovetails.htm
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Re: dovetailing a veneered drawer
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 10:47:26 AM »
I glue a solid strip, about 3/4" thick on all four plywood edges. Miter the corners. Then you will be dovetailling into solid wood.  If you have a good joint and completely flatten the joint it will not telegraph through the veneer. Mike Siemson knows more than I'll ever know about good practices, but a mitered dovetail intimidates me!
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Re: dovetailing a veneered drawer
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 11:02:13 AM »
John you could make mitered dovetails with your eyes closed. If you don't like the mitered than make the blind lap. Practice on scrap, it is a good warm up exercise before you start your shop day.

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Woodwork Joints
How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.
Fairham, William

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