- 17 October 2018 at 2:45 pm #552729
Save for two practice scraps to embed the process in my mind, I attempted my very first handcut dovetails this weekend. I figured I would make a box rather than just practice cutting. While I have gotten pretty good at squaring and truing up my boards this made me realize I have room for improvement. I am pleased and motivated to try another and another.
You must be logged in to access attached files.17 October 2018 at 2:46 pm #552734
I think I learned just as much from watching Paul’s videos as i did from my own mistakes in one project.
You must be logged in to access attached files.18 October 2018 at 12:08 pm #552759Ecky HParticipant
Your first dovetails look much better than mine. So: well done! 🙂
Veni, vidi, serravi.
Münster, Germany18 October 2018 at 12:27 pm #552760btyremanParticipant
they look excellent, can’t spot any gaps at all, also much better than my first attempts!18 October 2018 at 1:24 pm #552761
well, as my own harshest critic, theyre easier to spot in person, I also missed some glue on one joint that looks a mess now under shellac. I practiced sawing of other sorts a lot before I attempted any dovetails, mostly out of the fear of failure. I feel if i hadnt put off my first attempt for so long it wouldnt have been as nice. I want to learn everything so fast but I also like to take my time.18 October 2018 at 2:43 pm #552763David BParticipant
Better than most!18 October 2018 at 4:55 pm #552773David PaytonParticipant
Good job, Keith!24 October 2018 at 6:14 pm #552823Tuan TranParticipant
Very nice dovetail.
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