|Project by DKV||posted 05-07-2012 11:03 PM||2177 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Most of you will not consider this a project but I couldn’t find a section called “mission”. It’s been my mission to learn to handcut dovetails. After hundreds of attempts and many, many videos on Youtube I think I have the “rules” down. Here’s what I’ve found out. The rules are your rules. Example, always use the same pencil so you can automatically see where to cut on the inside of the line. Another example, when clearing the sockets place the end of your chisel in the scribe line and lightly tap a couple of times at 90 degrees and then hog out at 92 degrees. That way you’ll have a nice clean scribe line and wiggle room at the center of the socket. Anyway, I apologize if anyone thinks I should not have posted here. I’ve done a lot of projects that were far easier and quicker than my dovetail “mission”.