Dovetail of the Day #3: Day 5,6,&7

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Blog entry by doorslammer posted 01-25-2010 02:52 AM 864 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, my progress has seemed to have stalled a bit. All of these attempts are still fairly acceptable and workable, but I’m still missing it on one or two. cuts. Right now I’m using a $25 Crown gentleman’s saw from Woodcraft and it seems to be very easy to be a bit wobbly with it. I think my tool budget next month may need to include a pistol grip dovetail saw. I realize that the most control probably comes from a Japanese pull saw, but the red blooded American purist in me just can’t do it.

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Continuing the pursuit….

-- Aaron in TN -

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 02:59 AM

I think you are doing a great job. I love my Japanese hand saws. If I had children, I wouldn’t love them as much as the saws.

-- Brian Meeks,

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Tim Dahn

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 03:41 AM

Coming along nicely. Now try to make your middle pin a skinny one to give it that traditional hand cut look.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 06:20 AM

Practice makes perfect

-- Custom furniture

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