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#1 posted 01-26-2012 07:47 PM

I have just decided to get into dovetailing. I do not plan to do it on every project, but I like to have as many skills in my tool belt as possible. It is nice to beable to look at jointing wood and be able to do more than just 45s with mitered keys.

That being said I did not have to go spend the money on any jigs and I already had all the chisels needed for the job. After buying a relatively inexpensive Veritas dovetail saw I was knee deep in sawdust and instantly gained respect for every handcut dovetail I had just glanced at in the past without a second thought.

In the future I will buy a dovetail jig for my router, but no matter what I don’t think I could do the normally spaced dovetails, those may just be a little boring for all the time spent on every joint.

But all that aside I do agree with a1Jim and every piece of wood and project has a jointery style that wood fit best and that is not always the dovetail.

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