1st & 2nd hand cut dovetail

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2 hours ago, C Shaffer said:

It looks like your depth gauge is off as you score base lines. There is a consistent gap in that plane in both pics. I think that is one way to get a better result, but you are already getting better results than mine. 

I got the roller style marking gauge and I'm not a big fan. Is it easier to use the knife style marking gauge?

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1 hour ago, Bulldog said:

You went half blinds on your first hand cut dovetails?  I haven't tried those yet, but surely they are harder than through dovetails. 

Sawdust and glue hides a lot of errors :). They are the real heroes. 

Nice job!

Yeah. The drawer face is going to be beveled so through dovetails weren't an option. And you're right. Glue and sawdust to the rescue!

38 minutes ago, Aj3 said:

Looks good.Make sure your tail boards end is square to the face and edges.

Could have been off.


Yes, I just noticed that. I was having trouble holding everything and marking my lines. I didn't have a marking knife either. I use a razor blade. I went and bought a marking knife today. And I seen people build jigs to hold everything square.

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