Many of you probably cut dovetails with power tools & jigs —and so do I. But for some projects, I really prefer cutting them by hand and I never tire of learning how to do it better. That’s what took me on one of my recent video “treks” (journeys), where I filmed the segment I’ve posted here — this time to the shop of master cabinetmaker Craig Vandall Stevens.
In this two-part series, Craig (who studied under James Krenov) uses only a saw, chisel, and several shop made marking devices & guides to cut the most precise joints imaginable. That was impressive enough, but what really made it fun for me, was Craig’s fantastic ability to teach and make the skill accessible. (9.5 Minute Video – Part 1 of 2)
Direct Link to Part One: How to Hand Cut Precision Dovetails: The Pins (Part 1 of 2)
Watch Part Two: How To Hand Cut Precision Dovetails: The Tails (Part 2 of 2):
Other Videos In This Series:
-- Keith Cruickshank, www.woodtreks.com - on-demand woodworking videos