A helping hand with handcut dovetails

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Here are a few articles from my website that may help you achieve better handcut dovetails …

Making Better Dovetails

Dovetail Baselines

Drawer Design and Drawer Bottoms

Building the Drawer

Peening Dovetails in Wood

London half-blind dovetailed drawer

A little fun with dovetails

Regards from Perth


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#1 posted 1066 days ago

nice tight joints, and great articles ! thanks for posting and sharing those, they are a great resource to have

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

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#2 posted 1066 days ago

And he did it all with a man powered hand drill ! ;-)

Cool stuff dude !

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#3 posted 1066 days ago

Great information, Derek, and beautiful work, as always.

-- Mitch,

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#4 posted 1065 days ago

Thanks for the articles. They are very informative and a great resource on dovetailing. Outstanding work.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#5 posted 1065 days ago

those dovetails look sweet. I love the narrow pins you can only get handcut.

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#6 posted 1065 days ago

Great looking dovetails, and thanks for the links to check out…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 1065 days ago

Thanks for the links. Very timely for me!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#8 posted 1065 days ago

Derek, after having watched a hundred or more videos and teaching on HCDT’s, it seems so easy to spot errors in the teachings. However, I have to say that from ALL of your links, you have your process down good. I even gleened a few things myself. In particular, chamfering a fence for the saw for ALL the tails. I had only been doing it for the outermost edge cut. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 1065 days ago

Great information Derek. Many thanks.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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