|Project by Matt (Upper Cut)||posted 01-04-2009 11:10 PM||2637 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Not really a project, but thought I’d post it here anyway. I told myself that while on Christmas Vacation, I’d cut some dovetails by hand. After watching many videos I went out to the shop and attacked some poplar.
I have pretty good chisels, but a very beginner dovetail saw (Crown). I’m not going to buy a better saw until I would actually get the benefits from it. The Crown does OK for now.
Dovetail 1: I like the size of the pins and tails, but the fit is loose and sloppy.
Dovetail 2: Not pictured here, basically a bit better than Dovetail 1.
Dovetail 3: Better cuts with saw and chisel, but I cut the tails the wrong way :(
Dovetail 4: The pins and tails aren’t good sizes, but I am happy with the sawing, chiseling, and fit.
The angle of the pins/tails is 10°
-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/