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1:6, 1:8 what and how does this relate to dove tails

1:6 or 1:8 most people do not know what these ratios mean so to explain how to use these numbers; Measure 1 inch in from the top across the grain then measure 6, 8, or 9 inches down the grain and connect the two measurements by a line this is the angle the dove tail is said to have. For decorative ascetics as well as strength some woodworkers use 1:9.5 randomly placed.
Charles Neil thank you for this information, You are a star

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August 22, 2012 - Posted by | Joinery –What we use and why

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