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Christopher

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1916 days ago

I have searched LJ’s and the Wood Whisperer sight for a video on hand-cutting dovetails with no luck on locating one. Any ideas?


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Alan

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#1 posted 1916 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/TChisel/blog/8068

I think this is the one.

Al

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pommy

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#2 posted 1916 days ago

have you tryed T chiesel

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Dtharp

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#3 posted 1916 days ago

There is also a set of three videos from the WIA conference in Berea with Roy Underhill and Frank Klausz that taught me, a complete begginer, tons of info. You might try googling “pins vs tails frank Klausz”. Sorry i don’t have a link right now.

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Christopher

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#4 posted 1916 days ago

I knew that if I posted this here I would not be dissappointed!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1916 days ago

Hey Christopher
all of these are good suggestions , I really enjoy the frank Klausz “Dovetail a Drawer”I I think there’s a version on you tube. Also Rob Cosman has one on you tube, It helps to see all the different approaches from different people. and then it’s practice practice practice. Good luck and have fun.

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cmaeda

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#6 posted 1916 days ago

I personally learned from the Rob Cosman DVDs (highly reccomended!) but I looked at the T-Chisel videos and they are quite good too and free.

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Francisco Luna

936 posts in 1997 days


#7 posted 1916 days ago

Member Alin Dobra made this serie of videos…...could be helpful.
http://lumberjocks.com/alindobra/blog/2755

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Julian

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#8 posted 1916 days ago

I watched t chisels video, then went out to the shop and proceeded to cut my first successful halfblind dovetails about three weeks ago. He really explains it well, and isn’t about trying to be the fastest like Rob cosman. His joints also look better IMO.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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johnpoolesc

246 posts in 1964 days


#9 posted 1916 days ago

hint: two, one inch /one quarter scraps… a single tail centered.. practice a couple of times.. not as hard as it looks

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cmaeda

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#10 posted 1916 days ago

I don’t recall Rob Cosman’s DVDs saying he is fast or his technique is fast. I have 2 of his dovetail DVDs and I recall him saying dovetails aren’t hard… anybody can do it as long as you follow all the steps. I got his first DVD and that really inspired me to do away with my dovetail jig.
I also liked T-Chisel’s videos and I really liked his saw sharpening video. I bough a cheap $10 or $15 saw from Amazon and use that. Works perfectly once I took the set out and sharpened it up.

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JimmyNate

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#11 posted 1916 days ago

http://www.woodworkingonline.com/2008/08/04/podcast-36-hand-cut-dovetails-with-robby-pedersen/

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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Francisco Luna

936 posts in 1997 days


#12 posted 1915 days ago

Make sure you have the right tools to make them….
A good dovetail saw (Since most dovetail cuts are oriented along the grain, the saw needs ripping teeth), marking gauge or a good combination square (If possible both), sharp set of chisels, wooden mallet and Dovetail markers like this.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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