Reply To: Purpose of pencil line when cutting dovetails

Larry Geib

In some videos Paul has explained he is using a pencil to make it easier to see on the video.

He has a video specific to the knife wall. in his video on the knife wall technique he explains he considers the pencil line rough layout and the knife score more definitive. And he makes the distinction between just marking and establishing the wall that guides the saw.

Note in the ideó that when he makes a dado he doesn’t make the second knife wall until he can establishe the board position by removing some of the waste. To register the board that goes in the dado.

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Larry Geib.