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Refreshing basic skills #1: Remembering how to cut dovetails

1212 days ago by David Kirtley | 5 comments »

I have been reading other people’s posts on hand cut dovetails and I thought about it and realized that I have not actually hand cut a dovetail in a long time. For those that don’t know, I have been getting myself set up again for woodworking and it has been nearly 20 years since I had a workshop. Most of my time and effort has been getting tooled up again and I can say now that I have what I want to work with. The last phase of acquisition was getting saws. To start with, I grabbed a piece of Home Depot special mystery softwood. I figured that it would be good practice because it sucks. If I can cut reasonable dovetails in that, I don’t have much to worry about. ...

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