|Review by rdwile||posted 01-18-2013 01:40 AM||15626 views||11 times favorited||10 comments|
So then I figured I was ready to cut some dovetails!
I tried it out to get the hang of it on some scrap and then moved right into cutting the dovetails on my Tommy Mac Tool Chest. The fact that this was my first dovetail project ever in carcase construction is a testament to how easy this guide its to get used to. As long as you pay attention to alignment and are meticulous in cleaning out the waste material this makes easy work of cutting dovetails.
Before I bought this guide I tried out the LV guide which I found painful to use with its screw attachment which required a pile of fiddling to make every cut. The DB guide has a sandpaper type back that holds it in place while cutting and a strong rare earth magnet to hold the saw. You can use a dovetail saw,but David recommends a Japanese saw which cuts a very thin kerf and is effortless in even the hardest of woods, I tried both and agree that the Japanese saw is the way to go.
I cannot emphasize enough how easy this makes cutting dovetails, combined with a nice set of chisels anyone can makes nice dovetailed projects. You will not be disappointed.
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/