Practicing Hand Cut Dovetails

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Blog series by Mosquito updated 06-09-2012 12:17 AM 2 parts 6849 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: First 4 Attempts

05-22-2012 04:18 AM by Mosquito | 20 comments »

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...

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Part 2: Second batch, 5, 6, 7, and 8

06-09-2012 12:17 AM by Mosquito | 2 comments »

Alright, I’ve got another “batch” of dovetails. I feel like I’m getting a little bit better at it. I was especially proud of the left one on #8… it’s the tightest most gap free one I’ve done yet As always, any helpful comments are much appreciated :-)

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