I tried cutting my first dovetails yesterday and they didn't come out so good oh well I need more practice. I made myself a jig like David Barron's and used a Japanese razor saw. I have two Narex chisels, 1-1/4 and 1/2 inch. It seems I need a smaller chisel like 1/4 inch. the Narex chisels are pretty good for the price but this time I am thinking of getting Ashley Iles. One thing I have noticed in watching dovetail videos is they always make the pins really small. What is the reason for this? It's one reason requiring a smaller chisel.