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Compound Angle Dovetailing

Bill Stengel's picture

I'm looking for advice or relevant articles for dovetailing a sea chest with compound angled corners. 

Bill (Brunswick ME) 

MBerger's picture

(post #125405, reply #1 of 5)

Hi Bill,

We published a Master Class article on how to cut compound-angle dovetails. Unfortunatley, it's not yet on the Web site. I will work this week to get it published and let you know when it's available.

In the meantime, here is a primer on the subject of cutting compound joinery.

Matt Berger
Fine Woodworking

JGaskell's picture

(post #125405, reply #2 of 5)

Searching all over for some information on compound dovetail joints, and found the mention here of a Master Class article that had yet to be put on the website.  Any chance that is now published or can you  tell me where i could acquire the information.




Jeff Gaskell

MBerger's picture

(post #125405, reply #3 of 5)

Hi Jeff,

That article has not yet been published online and I ended up mailing the reader a photo copy. If you send me your mailing address (click on my screenname to send me an email) I'll do the same for you.

I'd like to get it online but I don't have the resources to do that just now.

Matt Berger
Fine Woodworking

seangies's picture

I see this was 6 years ago. (post #125405, reply #4 of 5)

I see this was 6 years ago. Is the article available online yet?

roc's picture

Seangeis, I hope this (post #125405, reply #5 of 5)


I hope this helps

I have the magazine with the 2002 article but could not bring it up searching here.

Failing all else you might get on amazon and order a used copy of Fine Woodworking 2002 September/October

The article is called Laying out compound-angle dovetails by Steve Brown


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