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Hand Tool Training #2: dovetail 2 and 3

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 12-16-2013 06:31 AM 638 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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learning as i go. my sawing technique is 1/16th off: my forward stroke is not inline with my backward stroke. i also learned to mark the waste every time, after the first time. the first picture, i used knife walls. but not in the second. unsure why the knife walls didnt work out. i’ll learn eventually. anybody else get tennis elbow using dovetail saws and fret saws?




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stefang

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 10:06 AM

Try not sawing right next to the lines and then shave with your chisel to the lines. More control that way. Eventually you will get better with the saw, but for the time being it’s better to error on the side of caution.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Holbs

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 02:32 PM

it just feels like i have no precise control with this japanese saw. i’m going to order the veritas dovetail saw this week and see how it feels differently

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 03:52 PM

Which Japanese saw are you using?

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Holbs

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 01:13 AM

Gyokucho (5 saws in a set). i’m using the Gyokucho #370 handle & blade. this is one of those $5 auction buys i got lucky with :)

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 04:15 PM

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