Hand Cutting Dovetails – My First Time

So, I’m not known for my hand tool work.  I saw, plane and chisel as necessary but generally if there is a way I’m going to use a power tool of some sort.  I decided that I should give dovetails a try with hand tools.  I do like the way the look better when they are cut by hand.  There is a certain elegance to them.  Watch the video below to see how I did.

So, they aren’t great.  But for a first try they aren’t bad either.  I’m definitely going to continue to work of hand cut joinery.  Someday all of my dovetails will be cut by hand.

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