I have had some money I got for Christmas burning a hole in pocket…...and last weekend I went to the Indianapolis woodworking show and spent some time at the Lee Valley booth. That’s both a great and dangerous combination! I have been wanting to try hand cut dovetails for a while and after speaking with John in their booth I ordered up a saw, marking gauge, and dovetail markers. I also ordered a low angle jack plane. Everything arrived today, exactly 7 days after I placed the order (with no shipping or taxes, btw). I can’t wait to get home and play with my new toys!!!!
When speaking with John from Lee Valley about hand cutting dovetails, he said I should spend a few hours a few times a week just practicing cutting to the lines I draw with my dovetail markers. So, that’s on the books for me over the next couple of weeks. I will probably cheat a little and at least attempt a small box with hand cut dovetails. That might be another blog altogether: Trials and tribulations of learning hand cut dovetails.
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