Thanks to George_SA for the link to the 5 minute dovetail exercise. I am going to try to do one each time I get some time in the shop. Unfotunately, work has me on the road a lot these day, so I will have to be patient. What would happen if I brought a couple of saws and chisels along with some chunks of wood when I checked in at the airport? Maybe I am better off catching up on my LJ reading!
Back to the topic at hand. I used a short piece of oak to do my first. I like working with oak and have enough peices around the shop that I can practice with the same wood and compare my results.
So, without further ado, here it is!
It does have a few problems, I know. It is not at all tight – anything made with this would be very unstable. And it is not lined up well. I am not sure why that did not work out – I thought I was extra careful in my marking. But it sure is purdy in my eye :) I think I will glue it up and put it in a place of honor in my shop. Maybe the first, 10th and 100th practice dovetail will become a museum display ;)
I made my first step down this road and there are many more in front of me. Stay tuned.
-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.