So for whatever reason, I decided that I wanted to learn how to make hand cut dovetails. I don’t really have an implementation for it on a project yet. I just wanted to start trying something new, and begin acquiring skills that I haven’t tried before. These are all cut tails first. So far I’ve got 4 sets made, and you can clearly see the improvements…
First off, I tried on a scrap piece of random pine that I had. Needless to say, they’re not very good… at all, but they at least loosely resemble dovetails, in some way (I didn’t bother very much with the chisel, which doesn’t help)
After adventuring with the Pine, I decided to buy a piece of poplar to dedicate to practicing dovetails. This is my second attempt:
Fourth and Final attempt for now. Still a fair number of gaps, but much, much better than the rest of them.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. I hope to document the process as I go through it for my next blog, to hopefully stir up some conversation for improvement.
Any input is much appreciated :-)