Day One Dovetails

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 01-02-2013 09:40 PM 2040 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey gang,

I’ve launched into a Dovetail-a-day plan to build my handtool skills. Here are my Day One efforts. These are pretty fun to do and are a great way to spend some time focusing and thinking.

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 11:17 PM

pretty damn nice. is this your first time ever doing handcut dovetails?

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 11:24 PM

if you are going to do this i suggest taking a look at the frank klausz or john bullar method of doing dovetails. you can find their videos on youtube. they dont measure or mark things prehand like most and make it look incredibly simple

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 11:27 PM

looks great!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 01-03-2013 12:02 AM

Thanks for the tips Mike. I’ll look those up on youtube.

Ben, I had tried them about 7 or 8 years ago, but not since then.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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