dovetail joint


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dovetail joint

[′dəv‚tāl ′jȯint]
(design engineering)
A joint consisting of a flaring tenon in a fitting mortise.

dovetail joint

A splayed tenon, shaped like a dove’s tail, broader at its end than at its base; the joint is formed by such a tenon fitting into the recess of a corresponding mortise. See also: Joint

dovetail

dovetail, 2
dovetail, 1
1. A splayed tenon, shaped like a dove’s tail, broader at its end than at its base.
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Samples for dovetail joints with five different angles (75[degrees], 78[degrees], 81[degrees], 84[degrees], and 87[degrees]) were prepared in accordance with the provisions of the TS 4951 (TSI 1986) standard.
Surface areas to be glued in dovetail joints according to cutter angles (A = joint and B = conjugate) are given in Table 2.
It's the first exhibition presented by his new arts organisation Dovetail Joints, and Bobby - who lives in Middlesbrough - is looking for the project to be a "re-occurring gallery".
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Both Pembroke and Sofa tables were made after the introduction of dovetail joints and these must be evident.
Inspired by traditional Victorian styles, the bedframe reveals hidden splendour in the shape of dovetail joints and hidden drawers - we absolutely adore the swooping lines of the sides and headboard.
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"I work mainly in European hardwood using mortise and tenon and dovetail joints by hand, rather than by machine.
Attention to detail is clearly a hallmark of Mark's work, as each piece is held together by the detailed dovetail joints, co-opering and marquetry that are all part of the history of furniture making, and which he has reinstated as an integral part of his designs.
Drawers should be strongly constructed using traditional dovetail joints. The drawer backs and sides are ideally constructed in hardwood material such as beech and should run on similar hardwood rails.