Cutting with a Dovetail Saw
Watch a demonstration of cutting techniques that lead to tight-fitting joints
Handsawn dovetail joints are frequently the measure of a woodworker’s skill. There are a few basics to master, and then all it takes is practice.
A good starting point is learning how to use a dovetail saw. In this video we go step by step through choosing and using a dovetail saw to create tight-fitting joints. We also take a look at the variety of styles of handsaw available to woodworkers.
Philip C. Lowe is a woodworker, teacher, and author in Beverly, Massachusetts.