Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thoughts on Dovetails. Again.

After a bit of a hiatus I find myself with some time on my hands, so I'm back, and thinking about dovetails.

What is it about hand-cut dovetails that plagues the thoughts of the hobby woodworker? It seems you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a blog or two agonizing about the nuances of hand-cutting dovetails. Are we sheep that need to follow the herd? It seems so, and now it's my turn. Ba-a-a-a-a-a. :)

The following topics will be covered in the next few entries-
- Pins first or tails first?
- Layout methods
- Cut-to-line or pare-to-line?
- How do you chisel to the line?
- Best type of chisel for dovetailing?

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