Sliding Dovetail

Federal Classic Design with a Contemporary Feel This Sheraton bedside table is my original design, but I borrow elements heavily from the 18th century Sheraton style. The legs especially speak to that period. However in…

Add an Angled Fence and Dovetails Happen This session was an experiment to see how a regular wooden rabbet plane could be pressed into service as a sliding dovetail plane without performing surgery on it.…

Where & When to Use Dadoes, Rabbets, and Grooves Housed joinery is the collective term for any joint that embeds the entire end or edge of a board into another. A dado receives the entire…

Japanese Joinery and Inlay Make an Heirloom Tool This project is something every woodworker should tackle. First we can never have too many squares in the shop. Second the complex joinery is a great lesson…

Strong Mechanical Joinery to Keep the Case Rigid I'm really glad I decided to make the dust frame to case joinery sliding dovetails. First because I don't cut them that often and forcing myself to…

Angled Butt Joints Are the Key Hand tools are wonderful because they make angles irrelevant. Simple, compound, multi-dimensional, it doesn't matter what the angle its still a line to be cut to. This sliding dovetail…

  Tricky Layout, Variable Angle Cutting tapered sliding dovetails is not really that difficult, it is laying it out to have lines to cut to that gets complex. The biggest issue is maintaining the structural…

  Video Quick Links Part 1 Part 2 Shoulder Alignment is the Number One Priority This practice square is 9 joints, 6 mortise and tenon variations, and 3 half lap variations. But first and foremost,…

In this part I join the legs to the column using the sliding dovetail joinery discussed in the last video. Next I refine the curves of the legs, then add a bullnose profile to the…

This time I'm going to focus entirely on really what is the only joinery in this table. Granted there is a round, wedged tenon into the top cleat but I'm not counting that. What I'm…

  Have you gotten enough practice on those scary compound dovetails yet? Time to put it to the test and build the carcass of the tool box. This video tackles some interesting challenges in joinery…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/8r3js86jst?embedType=iframe&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Project Introduction Milling the Parts Making the Pin Making the Tail Refining the Fit Trimming Pieces & Angle Glue Up Clean Up A simple project on tap this week after the…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/brym4ir0w0?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Introduction Layout the Untapered Dovetail Cutting the Pin Cutting the Tail Assembling the Untapered Dovetail Layout the Tapered Dovetail Cutting the Tapered Pin Cutting the Tapered Tail Paring with a Guide…