My first dovetails

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    Keith Walton
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    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.

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  • #552734
    Keith Walton
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    @keithmw

    I think I learned just as much from watching Paul’s videos as i did from my own mistakes in one project.

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    #552759
    Ecky H
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    @eckyh

    Your first dovetails look much better than mine. So: well done! 🙂

    E.

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    Münster, Germany

    #552760
    btyreman
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    @btyreman

    they look excellent, can’t spot any gaps at all, also much better than my first attempts!

    #552761
    Keith Walton
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    @keithmw

    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.

    #552763
    David B
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    @dbockel2

    Better than most!

    #552773
    David Payton
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    @davepayton

    Good job, Keith!

    #552823
    Tuan Tran
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    @jet

    Very nice dovetail.

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