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Blog entry by Furnitude posted 03-07-2011 11:09 PM 4627 reads 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 03-08-2011 03:24 AM

That was great for a newbie like me! I have never had the chance to see how dovetails were made (don’t know any woodworkers) and this took the scary mystery out of it—I want to learn to work with hand tools as much as possible, (lack of $$, and I hate noise) thanks so much!

I have a question, what is the tool called that looks like a tiny T-square, used to start marking the pins? Also, what was the angled marking tool called that was used to mark the tails? Are there different kinds of dovetail saws, or are they all the same?


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#2 posted 03-08-2011 03:54 AM

Good stuff..Good jam too. gonna give it a shot..Thanks.nice not to have all the chatter..

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#3 posted 03-08-2011 03:54 AM

Engineer’s square and dovetail saddles.
There are many kinds of dovetail saws.
Can be seen at Lee Valley.

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 03-08-2011 06:32 AM

Thank you for this video for watching to graceful ease in which it is done will take a lot of the stress out of my future attempts, (I’ll fail miserabily again but I won’t be stressed). Great job and thank you again!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 03-08-2011 07:46 AM

Great video, thank you for posting this valuable information.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 03-08-2011 02:33 PM

Thank you, Hobomonk, for that information. I can’t wait to try this!

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#7 posted 03-08-2011 05:47 PM

Great video, very informative and almost makes me want to try making them by hand…LOL I like the lesson of not cutting to the line and using your sharp chesil to square the ends. This should help alot.
Thx for sharing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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