My first hand cut dovetail

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I finally received my Veritas dovetail saw and decided to give it a go! It turned out better then I expected, but I can see how you would need to practice to get this skill down.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#1 posted 817 days ago

great first

don’t look at me

you need to practice

i stay away from dovetails

kudos for learning new skills
they never let you down

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 817 days ago

props, i still use my veritas dovetail guide ( which is great)

-- Ben L

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#3 posted 817 days ago

Good job. Practice, practice, practice.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 817 days ago

Now that’s a solid, good lookin’ joint.

Put some in a project now and keep ‘em comin’. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 817 days ago

First attempt?

GREAT job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 817 days ago

Good job. I haven’t learned this one yet. I want to though. I like the way they look.

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#7 posted 817 days ago

the grain of the wood made it look like the lower part of the tail was missing. good job

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#8 posted 817 days ago

Looks good, I learned how to cut dovetails by hand for years before I started using a router, it’s still nice when you need to make something by hand and that shows the true craftsmanship. Nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 817 days ago

I have been thinking about getting that Vertias dovetail set – nice to hear others have used it successfully. I would be very happy if my first hand-cut dovetail looks this good! (watch for my post in the coming weeks)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#10 posted 817 days ago

Thanks for all of your complements.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#11 posted 817 days ago

Waaaaaay better than my first (and so far, only) attempt!

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#12 posted 816 days ago

Very nice first dovetail. How do you like that veritas saw? I use the veritas dovetail saddle markers regularly and love them.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#13 posted 816 days ago

ooOOOoo pretty…:)

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#14 posted 816 days ago

Looks great, a nice fit!

-- Ryan

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#15 posted 816 days ago

great looking dove tail

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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