VIDEO: Dovetail Series Conclusion

VIDEO: Dovetail Series Conclusion

This is the final episode of the Hand Cutting Dovetails series. Ernie wraps up his series about dovetail joinery with several additional tips and thoughts, such as: Do you cut pins first or tails first? Why doesn’t he use a fret saw to remove waste more quickly? And, how he uses a router to clean up pins and tails.

The dovetail may be the most iconic joint in woodworking. It is the perfect marriage of form and function – both strong and attractive. In this series, Ernie Conover clearly demonstrates how to lay out, cut, and assemble the most popular types of dovetail joints.

Watch: Making Dovetail Joints – Conclusion

Watch more videos from the Hand Cutting Dovetails Series:

Hand-Cut Dovetail Series Episode Listing:

1. Introduction: Why hand cut dovetails? A brief history of the joint.

2. Tools for Making Dovetails

3. Through Dovetails – Layout

4. Through Dovetails – Making the Pins – Sawing

5. Through Dovetails – Making the Pins – Chiseling the Waste

6. Through Dovetails – Transferring the Layout

7. Through Dovetails – Sawing the Tail Boards

8. Through Dovetails – Trial Fit, Gluing, and Clamping

9.  Through Dovetails – Modifying Pin Widths and Layouts for Box Lids and Drawers

10. Half-Blind Dovetails – Overview

11. Half-Blind Dovetails – Layout Pins

12. Half-Blind Dovetails – Sawing and Chiseling the Pins

13. Half-Blind Dovetails – Transferring the Pin Layout to the Tail Boards

14. Half-Blind Dovetails – Gluing and Clamping

15. Full-Blind (Secret) Dovetails

16. Repairing Dovetail Joints

17. Conclusion – Additional Tips and Methods

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