Earlier this week, I decided to try cutting a dovetail joint for the first time. I had bought a Veritas dovetail saw earlier in the year and I had never taken it out of the box. As you can see from the pictures, it was certainly not a success as far as the joint is concerned. I pretty much just started cutting. I had watched a few videos and even seen Frank Klausz cut them up close when he visited Highland Hardware. The good thing is that I now have one under my belt and the next one will be better! The biggest mistake I made was that I cut on the wrong side of the lines when I cut the tails. I also learned that my chisels need to be a whole lot sharper to work with this soft pine.
-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chris Schwarz