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  • nax commented on G S Haydon's instructable How to Dovetail5 weeks ago
    How to Dovetail

    They look great, they are really fun to make and the results are impressive.If you want to be strictly practical, you can usually find a manufactured product that's close enough for less than it would cost to make, especially if you put any monetary on your time. Or better yet, realize that you really don't need it anyway.I think most of us make things because we enjoy the process and the pride in the finished item. We like making it look and work just the way we want it. We love learning how to do it.With those values, there really aren't any obsolete joints or technologies.Also, I've used a similar technique for other things, like garden boxes. It is quite versatile. An unglued dovetail joint in dimension lumber works better when left outside in the rain than an unglued box joint in d...

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    They look great, they are really fun to make and the results are impressive.If you want to be strictly practical, you can usually find a manufactured product that's close enough for less than it would cost to make, especially if you put any monetary on your time. Or better yet, realize that you really don't need it anyway.I think most of us make things because we enjoy the process and the pride in the finished item. We like making it look and work just the way we want it. We love learning how to do it.With those values, there really aren't any obsolete joints or technologies.Also, I've used a similar technique for other things, like garden boxes. It is quite versatile. An unglued dovetail joint in dimension lumber works better when left outside in the rain than an unglued box joint in dimension lumber left outside in the rain.

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  • nax commented on zacharyianhoward's instructable Arduino Magic Clock3 years ago
    Arduino Magic Clock

    Might be able to salvage those from a clock kit or (often cheaper) a cheap clock.

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