Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints

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JoshK

Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints
« on: 24 Feb 2008, 10:48 pm »
Can anyone tell me what the difference is between a half-blind rabbet dovetail joint and a half-blind flush dovetail joints?  I am attempting to do a half-blind joint on some scrap but my jig gives me the choice between flush and rabbet.  I don't know what those are. I tried google but didn't find anything that made it clearer.  Rabbet fingers are deeper than the flush but that doesn't seem to illuminate anything for me based on the geometry I can picture. 

All the dovetail joint online tutorials that I see have pictures that are far too damn small to see what they are doing.  What is the point in that?  Anyway, if you could help me figure this out, I'd appreciate it.

I am trying to be all cool with my Aikido chassis but the jig isn't obvious (only partly so) and because I bought it off ebay I got no directions. 

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Re: Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints
« Reply #1 on: 24 Feb 2008, 10:54 pm »

 http://woodworking.about.com/od/joinery/p/HalfBlind.htm

basicly you only see the dovetail on one side

JoshK

Re: Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints
« Reply #2 on: 24 Feb 2008, 11:01 pm »
Thanks...I understand what half-blind is, just not the rabbet vs flush part. 

tanchiro58

Re: Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints
« Reply #3 on: 24 Feb 2008, 11:03 pm »
JoshK,

Here is the link http://www.americanwoodworker.com/aspx/ContentDetail.aspx?ContentId=1143&PageNo=3

These pictures can differentiate between the rabbet and flush based on your questions

http://www.extremehowto.com/xh/article.asp?article_id=60151

JoshK

Re: Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints
« Reply #4 on: 24 Feb 2008, 11:25 pm »
I read that same link like 4 times and I glossed over the differentiation ....must haven't gotten much sleep last night.



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I missed the 3/8" rabbet part of the picture in the second one.

Christof

Re: Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints
« Reply #5 on: 25 Feb 2008, 01:17 am »
Josh

Check out the Leigh Jig website for video tutorials.  Your jig might be different but the mechanics are basically the same.

JoshK

Re: Woodworking Q: Half-blind joints
« Reply #6 on: 25 Feb 2008, 03:08 am »
Thanks Christof!