|Project by Mark||posted 04-18-2015 06:59 PM||1303 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
I’m going to try hand cut dovetails on an up coming project. I didn’t want to drop a chunk of change on a new dovetail saw and I have had a gents saw for several years that I never used. While web surfing a while ago I came across a post by JayT, a Lumberjack, detailing how he changed out his gents saw handle. I followed his link, D/L the template and away I went. I used 4/4 Walnut, cut the template out on the band saw. Rounded off the edges with a rasp, file and sand paper. 1 coat of W.O.P. and 3 of satin Varathane. Chicago bolts are from Lee Valley. i may go back and round the edges a bit more, but for now it works great.