|Forum topic by rfusca||posted 06-29-2013 04:25 AM||1070 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-29-2013 04:25 AM
Took my first real stab at hand cut dovetails tonight…after I made a marker and bought a ‘real’ dovetail saw – the Veritas one. I had made a few stabs at it before with an Irwin ‘dovetail’ saw from Lowes…and that was a disaster, I just couldn’t track a straight line. So I stopped by Woodcraft and picked up the Veritas Dovetail saw…WOW, what a difference! It was so, so, so much easier to follow a line – especially making it as a first-class cut.
I know I don’t have to make a marker, but i was tired of messing with the the sliding bevel and it was a quick project. Made a nice simple one out of walnut.
Anyway, just stopping by to share success. Tomorrow night I’m gonna try some in a few scraps of walnut and if successful, I’ll post pictures.
-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer