Planing dovetails?
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  Re: RE: Planing dovetails? by Derek Cohen ([quote='hbmcc' pid='...)
(10-04-2017, 01:55 AM)Derek Cohen Wrote: No Bruce ... just a bad joke. I was surprised, though, to see him belt sand his dovetails in the recent FWW video. I struggle to imagine how that will avoid rounding over the edges.

I always plane inwards. I used to work with a sharp, low angle jack plane. Now I like the LV Custom #7 Jointer as this has a 40 degree bed, can be set up with a closed chip breaker, and will plane into grain. 

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Derek

Derek, how have you been?

Anyhow, I also seem to recall a PWW or PWW article where he also used a belt sander to "level off" inset drawers. More power to anyone with sufficient muscular control to be able to perform such a task!
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  Re: RE: Planing dovetails? by Derek Cohen (Just two words .... ...)
(10-03-2017, 12:19 PM)Derek Cohen Wrote: Just two words ....

belt
sander

.... if Becksvoort does so, why argue? Crazy

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Derek

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  Re: Planing dovetails? by jgourlay (I need a tip for pie...)
I find it ironic that a belt sander would be suggested in a hand tool forum.  That said, more power (pun intended) to those who have enough control to be able to use a belt sander without destroying your drawer in the process.  Using a belt sander for somewhat delicate work if you're not practiced or without the proper skills is an invitation to disaster.  I could maybe see taking the drawer to a stationary belt sander.  I just don't think it's wise to take a portable belt sander to a drawer than you've invested a fair amount of time with hand cut dovetails, only to risk taking off too much material, rounding over corners, and whatever else might happen with unskilled use of a portable belt sander.
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  Re: RE: Planing dovetails? by Tony Z ([quote='Derek Cohen'...)
(10-06-2017, 11:34 AM)Tony Z Wrote: Derek, how have you been?

Anyhow, I also seem to recall a PWW or PWW article where he also used a belt sander to "level off" inset drawers.  More power to anyone with sufficient muscular control to be able to perform such a task!

Good Tony, thanks. It's been a busy year. 

Any more daughters to marry off (I have a son of 24 ...)?  Smile

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Derek
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  Re: RE: Planing dovetails? by Derek Cohen ([quote='Tony Z' pid=...)
(10-07-2017, 07:49 AM)Derek Cohen Wrote: Good Tony, thanks. It's been a busy year. 

Any more daughters to marry off (I have a son of 24 ...)?  Smile

Regards from Perth

Derek

Two married off, one to go, but she's only 17, and has lots of school ahead!

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