Taught by Back Channel Staff
Saturday, November 2nd, 9 AM to 5:30 PM (Lunch provided)
Note: No tools are necessary for this class. Students are welcome to bring any tools they may own.
Making dovetails is a basic woodworking skill that you should acquire. It is no more complicated than cutting parts square on a table saw or routing an edge on a cabinet door. It takes knowledge, some practice and experience.
The basic tools used in this class are: small square, T-bevel gauge, pencil, marking gauge, dovetail saw (western or Japanese), coping saw, and bench chisels.
Key lessons include:
- Sawing to a line
- Chopping and pairing to a shoulder
- Single-through Dovetails
- Multi-through Dovetails
- Half-blind Dovetails