|Forum topic by Waldschrat||posted 04-08-2009 10:22 PM||1192 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-08-2009 10:22 PM
Hello fellow Jocks! I have 2 questions for you guys:
I must admit, eventhough I consider my self a open minded person when it comes to new ideas and methods (and you can even ask my master about this if you wish) but I have always scoffed on using a fret saw to cut away waste/debris from the dovetail joint.
I first encountered it in a book (from america I think), and laughed and said;
”look at these fools! they are actually sawing out the waste from the pins in that joint! ha ha! they know not what they do!” Ok that was a little exageration, but it sounds very evil does it not?
Well I just saw a youtube video from Rob Cosman, and he cut a joint in 3:40 minutes! (!) yeah, that was crazy, I thought and eventhough I still remain a little skeptish, because Icould not examine the quality of the joint personally, the time itself was impressive.
So question 1) what does he mean by cabinet quality dovetails? Is this a quicker, but perhapsnot so perfect joint?
Questioin 2) How many of you out there use a saw to cut out the waste, I have always used the chisel method (as I learned from my master, he from his and so on) so Is there something to this method? Because here in Germany it is largly unknown.
So please speak to me fellow Jocks please enlighten me!
-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine