|Project by morath||posted 05-29-2012 03:50 AM||2730 views||0 times favorited||26 comments|
Howdy folks. First time post, long time dreamer. I though I’d share my first endeavor, crude as it is. I was repairing a wooden drawer pull and had to move some scrap pine 1x out of the way. I thought, what the heck, I’ll try to cut a dovetail. I think I did fairly well. My woodworking tools are pretty much limited to what I need to make wooden bows and arrows, so this was done with only a pencil, cheap coping saw, and a vise. I just drew and cut. I cut a second one and it came out better.
You can see a little gap problem, but it’s actually a pretty tight fit. I had a problem with tear out on one side. Using a rip blade to crosscut probably didn’t help any. The second time I cut in the other direction and didn’t have any problems. I also apparently let the boards slip when I was transferring the cuts, so the boards don’t line up perfectly.
I spent some time flattening the backs of my new Narex chisels, so maybe I can bring them into play in the next few days. I think I’ll try cutting a dovetail at least once a week just for some sawing/chiseling practice.
Thanks for any advice,
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