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    For Steve Southwood - Tails & Pins

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    Looks great Bill. Was thinking about giving a set a go this weekend. Now I think I really will. Keep it coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Looks great Bill. Was thinking about giving a set a go this weekend. Now I think I really will. Keep it coming
    Thanks Steve. That's it for now. I got two drawers glued up this weekend, but the last one and biggest (9" tall drawer) will have to wait until I get back home in two weeks.
    Last edited by Bill Satko; 04-02-2014 at 02:00 AM.
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    well done bill,, go for it steve..
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    You make it look easy, Bill.
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    Exciting Bill, very exciting. Really thinking about give it a go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Exciting Bill, very exciting. Really thinking about give it a go
    What do you have to lose, Steve? Dovetails by hand are almost all about sawing. Practice sawing with your new dovetail saw. Just set a practice board up in your vise and mark out the different saw cuts (dovetail vs pins). I do it to warm up before tackling a bunch of dovetails.

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    But don't stop there, try to make a dovetail joint. If you run into any trouble just drop me a PM and I will try to help. I am not at home as I am on assignment in CA so I won't have access to my tools/camera to demonstrate anything for another week and a half.

    Chris Schwarz is the best at teaching hand sawing and I have taken classes from some of the best. I think he might have a dvd that he did on the subject. I was lucky enough to take a class from him.
    Last edited by Bill Satko; 04-03-2014 at 03:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    You make it look easy, Bill.
    Well, it is a lot easier than riding the bevel of a skew.
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    Good job Bill, as you mention it is a matter of sawing practice. Funny enough, when I spent a couple of month committing myself to make a set of dovetails everyday in order to do the right and fast ( there is post about it somewhere in the forum I never succed in finding old posts ) I found out after struggling with the tails first method, (which is said to be easier) that if I used the pins first method my cuts where more precise and my joints tighter. Don't know why, problably my brain functions in a different way LOL
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