Dovetails are on my mind.

I would Like to discuss dovetails.

  1. How do you cut them?
  2. Why do you choose this method?
  3. Do you choose tails or pins first? Why?
  4. Are there any strange uses you have applied this joint to?

I cut them by hand.

It shows hand made to me.

I am a tail first person. I mainly choose this method because you keep the face side of the joint to you. Most of my errors are hidden this way.

I made a compound bevel tool box. That has to have been one of the hardest layouts I have ever done.

Double Bevel Dovetail Tool BoxDouble Bevel Dovetail Tool BoxWhen I was trying to do this Chad Stanton was so much help to me.

Bob Rozaieski was a great help as well. And many other people. Thanks guys.

I made a short video on my methods.

You can see some of more examples of my tails on my project page.

Thank you for your time.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

2 Responses to Dovetails are on my mind.

  1. Tim Charles says:

    Nice video.

Forge a whitty reply.

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