Easy Dovetail Layout
Lay out hand-cut dovetails with a ruler and simple math
Attractive hand-cut dovetails start with proper layout of the pins and tails. In this video, Fine Woodworking contributing editor Gary Rogowski shares his easy method that requires only a ruler and simple math. This approach works for any dovetail layout, no matter the width of the board or the number of pins and tails. Also, learn how Rogowski quickly sets the dovetail angle with a simple reference guide drawn on the back of his workbench bench hook.