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2.10 Dovetail Saw

Considerations

  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • Tool/Machine Manufacturer's safety rules and guidelines are followed.
  • Stock is supported and secured from movement.
  • Hand remains firmly on saw throughout entire cut.
  • Saw is moved in smooth, continuous motion.
  • Appropriate stance and hand position are utilized for optimum balance and control.
  • Saw is pointed away from body while cutting.
  • Free hand is clear of saw travel.
  • Protects delicate saw teeth and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Process is completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

Performance Standard -
  • Ensures operational path has no obstructions to material and operator
  • Verifies appropriate saw is selected with rip teeth @ no greater than .65mm [0.025"] kerf
  • Verifies area is clear for blade travel
  • Demonstrates proper grip and stance

Level 2

  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

2.10.1 - One and Three Tail Joints

Level 1

Given 2 pieces of material nom. 1/2" x 3" x 6" properly prepared and marked, and tool ready to cut, execute angle cuts and crosscuts to create the joint.
  • Angled cuts stop at the scribed line
  • Angle cuts are perpendicular to face
  • Shoulder cuts follow and remove the scribed line
  • Shoulder cuts stop at the angle cut
  • Cuts are 90º to face of panel
  • Half-pins rip cut perpendicular to end grain
  • Half-pin cuts stop at scribed line
  • Waste material cleaned exactly to scribed line
  • No gap in assembled joint greater than 1 mm [0.04"]

Level 2

Given 2 pieces of material nom. 1/2" x 3" x 12", and tool ready to cut, create a 4-sided square box, the sides of which shall exceed 4", with one tail in each corner.
Performance Standard -
  • Sides of box equal ±0.8 mm (1/32") [0.0312"]
  • Sides of box parallel to each other ±0.8 mm (1/32") [0.0312"]
  • No more than two gaps in whole assembly greater than 1 mm [0.04"]
  • With the exception of gaps, meets Level 1 performance standard

2.10.2 - Half-blind Dovetail Joints

Level 1

Given one piece of material nom. 1/2" x 3" x 6" and one piece nom. 3/4" x 3" x 6", properly prepared and marked, and tool ready to cut, execute angle cuts and crosscuts to create a half-blind joint with one tail.
  • Angle cuts stop at the scribed line
  • Angle cuts are perpendicular to the face
  • Shoulder cuts follow and remove scribed iine
  • Cuts are 90º to face of panel
  • Half pins rip cuts in perpendicular to end grain
  • Half pin cuts stop at scribed line
  • Waste material cleaned exactly to scribed line
  • No gap in assembled joint greater than 1 mm (0.4")
  • End tail fits snugly against socket cut in 3/4" material

Level 2

Given one piece of material nom. 1/2" x 3" x 18", and one piece nom. 3/4" x 3" x 6", and tool(s) ready to cut, lay out joints and create a 4-sided square box with half-blind joints at the 3/4" board and through dovetails at the opposite end, one tail each corner.
  • Sides of box are equal ±0.8 mm (1/32") [0.0321"]
  • Sides of box are parallel to each other ±0.8 mm (1/32") [0.0321"]
  • No more than 2 gaps in whole assembly greater than 1 mm (0.04")
  • Ends of tails fit snugly against sockets cut in 3/4" material
  • With the exception of gaps, meets Level 1 performance standard