Introduction: Dovetail Marker

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I made this instructions to make a dovetail marker to help out people. who are trying to make dovetails to make items that need it. the one i have made is a 1.5 inch marker i just made it in a quick 5 minutes or so. i was looking on-line about buying one and seen it looked similar to a triangle which i could make with origami paper. so i tried and it came out looking alright to me i have not tested it yet. i will tomorrow and give my results i also made this because I'm making this instructable and there is the need for dovetails to connect the pieces.

Step 1: Items Needed

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For a 1.5 inch dovetail marker you will need
1. 3inch square piece of paper

Step 2: First Fold

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you need to first fold the two points together. from there unfold and fold the other two points together. do not unfold to proceed to fold two

Step 3: Second Fold

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from the step beforehand turn the wide point facing towards you. then from there take the sides and fold them towards the center and flip over like the second photo.

Step 4: Third and Final Fold

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From the step beforehand take the points at top where you just folded and fold it over toward the center. from there if you want it exact measure 1.5 inches and mark it and fold up the point.

Step 5: Thoughts and Side Note

I am hoping to add more to this and this being my second instructions i hope it is clear enough if not please leave a comment and i will get back to you. side note to keep the paper from moving use tape or glue to hold it down.

Comments

lafnbear (author)2014-01-14

OK, we are talking about making tails for origami dove figures, not making dovetail joints in wood, right?

nightninja87 (author)lafnbear2014-01-14

actually its for making the joints its a marker to use to sketch out the shape to cut out. i seen online a metal marker that looked just as similar but was double sided and thought i could make somehting cheap and similar to it without wasting a lot of money.

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