When I saw OutPutter's stool and viewed the dovetail joints, it caused me to reminisce about the first time I was successful making hand cut dovetails. I spent a few hours practicing using Pine and Tassie Oak. I must say, it’s much easier to hand cut a dovetail when using hardwood that it is using softwood.
Here’s a photographic record of that day four years ago.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/