For years I have been wanting to get back into hand tool work (I started messing around with it when pseudo-apprenticing with a violin maker), and last week our local Woodcraft store hosted Rob Cosman. He did some demos, and he laid out all the details of how he likes to cut dovetails. I learned some great tips for practicing sawing accurately, and I immediately had some good results.
It was obvious that I didn't have a rip tooth back saw, so decided to get the Veritas 14 TPI dovetail saw to get me on my way. After getting a feel for how to start the cuts effectively I can say that I really like this saw even though I would like the set to be a little less.
Anywho, here is my first dovetail joint. I had a couple mishaps with the chisel while chopping, and I wasn't able to get a perfect joint right off the saw like Cosman teaches, but that will get worked out with more practice. I am quite pleased with the result and had a blast while doing it!