After posting my review of the Grizzly T10010 wet grinder, having a set of nice, hair-shaving sharp chisels (and a freshly shaved hand…), I decided to put them to use. I grabbed some scraps out of my wood bin and started marking out some dovetails. I’ve laid them out several times, and gotten them to the point where the majority of the material was removed from the joint, but I never had a sharp enough chisel to pare them down – I was basically butchering the wood…
So, I started cutting and chiseling, and was sadly disappointed when my pins and tails did not seem to line up at all. By this time, it was getting close to dinner, so I put it all down on the workbench and left it for a couple of weeks – mainly because it is absolutely freezing in my garage (32 most days, even with a heater going).
Well tonight I was in the garage and picked them up, and started looking a bit closer. To my surprise, I didn’t seem to be that far off. A little paring here and there, and this is what I ended up with;
There are all sorts of little snafus here and there, but overall I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out.
-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"