The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer


Council Tool

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Baltic Abrasives Technologies Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Author Topic: Dovetail jig for log  (Read 648 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jean

  • Member*
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Dovetail jig for log
« on: June 03, 2018, 03:34:35 AM »
Hello, i am Jean. I am french and i live in Auvergne. I wanted to build a "Mazot Savoyard" with technique "Queue d'aronde" , see the photo.

But it is difficult for me without a dovetail jig. It is a tool very well. But i wanted to made one. Can you help me ?
Sorry but my english is bad.

Offline Brian_Weekley

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 689
  • Location: N. Stonington, CT
  • Gender: Male
  • I am Batman!
    • Share Post
Re: Dovetail jig for log
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 03:55:53 PM »
Jean, welcome to the forum.  The picture you provided shows a full dovetail joint.  The problem with that is water can seep into this type of joint.  Instead, consider a 1/2 dovetail joint (see link below).  Look at how the angles on this joint all face down to shed water away from the joint.

square hewn log notching..... in Timber Framing/Log construction

e aho laula

Offline D L Bahler

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 592
  • Age: 2014
  • Location: Central Indiana - Berner Mitteland
  • Gender: Male
  • Hopp Schwyz!
    • Share Post
    • Traditional Swiss Carpentry
Re: Dovetail jig for log
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 09:17:47 PM »
If you are building a Mazot Savoyard, I assume you will be going with the typical large roof overhang. If that is so, then this joint is fine to use. Brian's concern about water seeping into the joint is more important with american style cabins with minimal overhangs. 

This building is closely related to the Swiss Alphütte or the Alpine Chalet of Romandie 

To make such a template would not be so difficult, but you have to know a few things first:

What are the sizes of the logs being used? and Are they all the same? The size and location of the joint must change to match all three logs in a single connection point. 

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Full-Dovetail Notch vs. Half-Dovetail Notch

Started by hlhill on Timber Framing/Log construction

2 Replies
Last post April 28, 2011, 10:12:03 PM
by jander3

Started by Jeff on General Board

22 Replies
Last post October 08, 2001, 06:16:04 PM
by Don P
DIY dovetail jig?

Started by Satamax on Timber Framing/Log construction

9 Replies
Last post February 13, 2013, 08:44:35 PM
by Jay C. White Cloud
dovetail jig

Started by jayzee on Timber Framing/Log construction

48 Replies
Last post April 23, 2007, 11:55:01 PM
by sawdust

Powered by EzPortal