I did not get out to the shop last night . . . rough day at work drained the good right out of me. I did get out tonight to work on dovetails.
Well . . . I did better than I expected. Now I’m not saying I going to win any awards for my dovetail joinery, but the four pieces of the top did fit together.
On my practice run I found that the Irwin Dovetail saw I had purchased was just to rough on the spruce. So I put it away. I found the best saw was my Stanley Japanese pull saw . . . unfortunately it was a bit “wobbly” and upon close inspection it shows in the finished project. But I still happy with the joints as my first attempt.
My chisels could have been a smidge sharper as it was a challenge to chop out the remaining bits after using the coping saw.
I gotta get myself a striking knife as well . . . I was using a mechanical pencil and had to cut inside the lines.
Its all a learning experience.
Pics . . . well . . . the batteries went dead in the camera and we could not find the spares. Honest I tell you.
Sorry Jamie . . . no pics tonight.
I have 9 more dovetails to cut – 4 for the bottom and another 6 for the Project X Twin.