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#1 posted 07-25-2016 03:54 AM

No prob bud. If you’re in a rush. Jig it. You can always use it later to bang stuff out.

If you want to get into hand cut dovetails I would suggest learning how to cut box joints first. you want to practice cutting to a line. Not cutting dovetails. You’ll spend forever marking up when you should be spending time learning how to cut to the left and right of a line accurately. Every so often I grab a piece of scrap and mark a bunch of 90 degree lines a go to town.

Pretty much all hand it joinery is cutting to a line and building confidence in doing so.

I’ve only had a dovetail saw for a year and a half but I practiced a lot in the beginning. Very rewarding as well.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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