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Matt from Indiana sent me these photos of his first projects using a 1:6 magnetic guide.
The dovetail alignment board was made from apple ply, dovetailing this is no easy task, but it should remain nice and stable.
Nathan produced 11 sets of these coasters styled after a Paul Sellers project. A lot of work there!
I'm guessing a few ended up in Christmas stockings.
The quarter sawn mahogany was definitely a good choice to help keep them flat over time.
The twisted dovetail alignment board turned out pretty well. The dovetails weren't as difficult as I had imagined. I've written an article for F&C magazine which will be published in the coming months, if you want to have a go.
Alan Peters wrote an article for Fine Woodworking back in December 1986, on the twisted dovetail joint. After Alan died I was lucky enough to buy a few things from his widow Laura including the joint he cut for that article.
She was surprised I wanted it. It's never going to be worth much, but as an avid Alan Peters fan it's a nice thing to own.
The wood is Elm and is 34 mm thick (1 3/8"). I'd never noticed this little sticker before.
This afternoon I had a go at the joint myself making a dovetail alignment board in 3/4" thick, quarter sawn English cherry. I got it glued up before I went home so I'll see how it turns out in the morning!