Well, seeing I was happy with the way my mallet came out, I decieded why not try some dovetails. While far, far from perfect I am very pleased with the way they turned out. The half blind were much harder the than through, but all in all it wasn’t that difficult, I have read about it enough that it almost seemed that I had done it before. I have cut three sets of dovetails before today, but all three were mostly practicing layout, then cut out in about 2 min and beat together. This is the first sets I have actually tried to cut correctly. Also, all work was done with handtools on this, hand cut the peices, No 4 plane got them to thickness and smooth. Think I prefer the solice of a hand plane to the scream of a planer, even if it is slower.