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. Episodes include detailed instructions of how to make through dovetails, half-blind dovetails and full-blind (secret) dovetails.
In this episode, Ernie Conover introduces you to dovetail joinery, including the history of this joint, and the lessons he will be teaching in this Hand Cutting Dovetails series.
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Hand-Cut Dovetail Series Episode Listing:
1. Introduction: Why hand cut? A brief history of the joint and how it has changed over time.