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Blog series by Big Ben updated 04-09-2011 09:10 PM 2 parts 3800 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Learning to cut Dovetails

02-23-2011 08:05 PM by Big Ben | 7 comments »

The purpose of this blog is to share my adventure with learning to make hand cut dovetails. I decided that I wanted to make furniture with better joinery, that meant getting over my fear of dovetails. My first dovetail was an epic failure, not only because the gaps were huge but it had no tails, see the pic below. From DovetailsFrom DovetailsBut I must say the experience is getting better. I have watch lots of video on Youtube, Wood Whisperer ( and LumberJocks.I have chos...

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Part 2: Better but now perfect

04-09-2011 09:10 PM by Big Ben | 11 comments »

For two months I made at least one dovetail a day, it has been real learning experience. I have been gotten better at cutting to the line. Next week I will start doing dovetails a day for half blinds

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