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Monthly Archives: April 2010

At the beginning of March I posted a few photographs of dovetail joints that, at first sight, look impossible to put together, let alone take apart. As I said then, there’s no real trick to them; it’s just that the assumptions one makes about the parts of the joint hidden to the eye turn out to be wrong.

Here’s the double dovetail disassembled:

And here is the triple dovetail:

Ingenious and amusing, but rather short on practical applications.

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