I used to use plywood scraps to make patterns for my projects. But I couldn’t see the grain through the plywood when I was ready to trace the pattern. To solve this problem, I now make a negative pattern by cutting out the pattern shape inside a plywood frame. This allows me to place the pattern on the work, move it until I’m happy with the grain, then trace the outline.
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In this video Matt methodically takes you through the pins first approach to dovetails that the North Bennet Street School is known for. Matt demonstrates proper sawing technique and how to efficiently and effectively chisel out the waste.
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