HandCut Dovetail Practice

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These are just some of my practice pieces from handcutting dovetails. I am finding it to be very fun and rewarding.

-- Jeff, Indiana

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#1 posted 01-06-2008 03:29 AM

They look very nice! Do you consider yourself proficient now? If so, how long did it take?

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 01-06-2008 03:42 AM

I like the houndstooth. It’s hard to not get mixed up when you’re cutting that one. Nice job. Cosman would be proud.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 01-06-2008 03:48 AM

Handcutting dovetails is very rewarding. I recently took a class on dovetailing as I had not really done a lot of it in the past. Tight fits do take quite a bit of practice and patients. Congradulations your work looks great.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 01-06-2008 04:09 AM

Out of my league. Have to use a jig myself. Well done.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#5 posted 01-06-2008 04:38 AM

Very nice indeed.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#6 posted 01-06-2008 04:42 AM

Very nice. Good practice pieces. Now where is the real project??

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 04:43 AM

Jeff -

Sweet! I like the houndstooth as well. Awesome work. I just wanted to see more! Very clean and crisp. Congratulations!



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#8 posted 01-06-2008 04:46 AM

Great joints. Pretty satisifying, huh?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 01-06-2008 04:54 AM

Man those look gorgeous!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 01-06-2008 04:56 AM

Those joints look nice. Great work.

-- Andy Stark

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#11 posted 01-06-2008 05:25 AM

It blows me away that people have the skill and the patience for this. Those are really sweet!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 01-06-2008 06:07 AM

Outstanding. I really like it and think you can quite practicing and start making some keepers :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 01-06-2008 06:20 AM

wow…really nice…i just started an article in FWW magazine on dovetails…i cant wait to try it too!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 01-06-2008 12:55 PM

bottom right: amazing.!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 01-06-2008 02:50 PM

My gosh, those are fine dovetails.

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