I got my weekly(or is it daily) email from Fine Woodworking(FWW) and they had an advertisement for the beginning of a Dovetail Techniques series by Stephen Hammer on several kinds of dovetails. I watched the preview and was so fascinated with the curved dovetail that I had to mock it up in SketchUp.
A beautiful piece of art. They gave just a glimpse of him making them in the teaser. Just enough that I was able to draw it out. Some views of the Pin board:
And the Tail board:
By breaking these down to their basic shapes, and with the use of some templates, and hand(and power) tools, they should not be that difficult to build for someone who has successfully cut dovetails by hand before.
Here’s one more picture that might give you a better idea of how these work:
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--