The complete dovetail

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Review by mafe posted 09-22-2010 01:53 PM 2050 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The complete dovetail.
Handmade furniture’s signature joint.
By: Ian Kirby 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0-941936-67-5
ISBN-10: 0-941936-67-8

This book is a wonderful source of dovetail making.
All the different dovetails are illustrated, and you are with black and white drawings and photos guided through the process.
It includes:
Theory behind the making and using.
The tools use and guide.
And much more.

I have never made a dovetail in my life, but this book explain it all so well, that after reading it, I already have made several without even touching the tools yet.
Yes this is a book to die for if you start out in dovetails, highly professional, ands yet understandable, even for me…
Thank you Ian.

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 08:40 PM

thank´s for the rewiew Mads
another that for the long dark nights :-)

take care

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 09:26 PM

I have this book also. It is a great book, everything is explained very well.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut [email protected]#%#[email protected]!!!......measure twice, cut....

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