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Handcut Dovetails

10-01-2011 06:10 PM by Uriel7 | 5 comments »

I’ve finally took the plunge to hand cutting dovetails. I used scrap 2×4 blocks to work on. The 1st joint’s tail is a bit oversized, but I think joints 2 and 3 worked out fairly well. The satisfaction of having a dovetail joint slip together with a snap is just awesome. Joint 2 went together the easiest and fastest. My goal is to have 10 good dovetails made on scraps before I start building storage chests. Joint 1 was purposely cut undersized so I could use a rasp to get to the final dimension. However, this is a bad idea. Measure twice, cut once. As you can see, the joint is actually fairly sloppy with gaps. Below are how Joints 2 and 3 worked o...

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