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Dovetails by hand #1: First hand cut dovetail!

01-26-2016 01:43 AM by ic3ss | 4 comments »

I was determined to lean to cut dovetails last year so I asked Santa for a few tools to get it done. I was really good last year so he brought me a dovetail marking gauge, a marking knife, and a dovetail saw all from Veritas. I’ve been pretty busy so far this month so I made my first try two weeks ago after I was done with my shop lighting project. A rookie mistake here….. So today I tried it again and this time I started by spending an hour or so over two days just practicing with the dovetail saw cutting straight down, checking as I went. I think I’m getting the feel for it now, the kerf still drifts to the right most of the time but not as bad as bef...

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