Wood Skills There S Something About A Well Made Hand Cut Dovetail Joint It Speaks To The Quality Of The Piece And The Craftsmanship Of The Maker
Wood skills there s something about a well made hand cut dovetail joint it speaks to the quality of the piece and the craftsmanship of the maker is article about Magazine bookmarked by henry with ID 1412337235 was uploaded on 22-04-2019 and has been viewed 400,808 times.
Hand-Cut Lapped Dovetails In a time where automation has taken over, it is satisfying to know that there are still some things better made by hand.Of course there are those that will argue the merits of router made dovetails with the use of jigs - but they too have their limitations.
When we consider complex joints such as long and short lapped dovetails cut into brittle exotic woods such as cocobolo or bubinga, hand-cut joinery is the way to go.The resulting joint is both very strong and visually interesting.
Let's consider making a drawer with long and short lapped dovetails in the front corner joints.This is one case where cutting the tails first is preferable, since it makes it easier to transfer the pattern this way.
If you cut pins first on lapped dovetails, it is quite difficult get your pencil into the enclosed area under the pins to transfer the pattern onto the tails board.Ensure that your stock is milled flat and square - this will affect the quality of your layout and the joint.
For clarity: the pins are the pattern on the drawer front, the tails are the pattern on the drawer sides.Establish a scribe...