The Carcase Dovetail – Another Beginning Exercise

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Sideboards, cabinets, desks, lowboys, highboys, and chests of
drawers have legs or posts that proceed as much as the highest, and a
particular lapped dovetail joint is required (the carcase dovetail).
This video is an train in creating the carcase
dovetail joint in SketchUp. The instance I take advantage of is a
stand-up desk proven beneath.

If I “Disguise” the higher part of the desk, you’ll be able to see the
Carcase Dovetails on the high of the entrance legs within the decrease
part of the desk as proven beneath.

Right here is the joint pulled-apart displaying the dovetails that
join the highest entrance stretcher to the highest of the leg and facet.
This supplies a robust and inflexible structural connection that
locks-up these two corners of the carcase.

Here’s a dimensioned view of the three elements linked by the
carcase dovetails. Be aware that I used 10 levels for the angles
of the dovetails.

The Tape Measure (for tips), Line Instrument, and Protractor
are the principle instruments for setting out the form of the joint.

And right here is the joint below building within the store in walnut.

And right here is the video.



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