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Handy tools #3: Mirror for cutting dovetails

03-04-2018 10:44 AM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

As I attempt to get better at dovetails, one of the things that frustrated me was that I was continually cutting the back side either too low or too high. If I stop cutting to look around the back, I’ve changed my position, and it takes me a stroke or two to get everything lined up again and that can cause troubles. So I got a great little tool for $6 at the drug store. A folding stand mirror I can set up behind the dovetail I’m cutting so I can see the back side of the cut without changing position. It’s made a huge difference in getting my initial cuts to the line without crossing over.

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