Well . . . DW (Dear Wife) did not like my initial idea for the 2×4 project so yesterday evening she spent a little time surfing the net looking for things she would like to have in the house. She found a XXXXXX and asked ”can you make this?”. I said ”yes . . . but there are dovetails involved . . . and I have not done dovetails before.” I started to think twice, but I said to myself . . . ”self, one of the main goals of the LJ WW Awards is to challenge one’s skills.” I decided on throwing caution to the wind and attempt dovetails.
A new project requiring new skills requires . . . you guessed it . . . new tools. A dovetail saw and layout tool to be more specific. I spent my lunch break and an hour after work looking for a saw. Found one at HD for $11 and got a dovetail layout tool for $2 at Princess Auto. I already have a japanese pull saw that may come into play and I have to sharpen my Marples.
I already have my 2×4 . . . its been in the shop since September so it should be well climatized.
Now I gotta go and watch Alin’s video about 15 times – http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/alindobra/blog/2755