Cleaning my shop I found a bag of my dovetail practice pieces, as you can see there are about a hundred of them. Some where thrown away and others are missing.
I used to make one of those, sometimes 2 or 3 as a warm up exercise before carrying on with whatever project I was working on, until one day something made "click" in my mind and they started to be good.
As Brent Dowell and some others are onto dovetailing lately I though about posting these to encourage all those who think that dovetails are too difficult for them. The good thing about those practice pieces is that as they are not going to be used anywhere it takes away the tension of wanting them to come out good which I think it helps a lot to relax and get them better.
As you can see some are really bad, some are so-so and some are better, so it is only a matter of practice and perseverance.