Subscribe now and save up to 56%
Let’s face it, cutting dovetails by hand takes a great deal of time, patience, and skill. So when faced with a daunting amount of dovetails, furnituremaker Gregory Paolini turns to his tablesaw. Paolini uses a standard rip blade in combination with two tall auxiliary fences attached to a standard miter gauge. The technique yields accurate dovetail joinery with a hand-cut look. What’s more, you’ll have very minimal chisel work to do after your workpieces come off the saw.
In this short video, Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney demonstrates Paolini’s technique, guiding you through every step of the process.
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
Go on a lumber run with Matt Kenney and he'll show you how he reads a stack of lumber to help him find the perfect board
The Shakers had this diminutive design pegged
When a tenon loosened and broke on a favorite stool in our house, I wasn’t sure how to fix it. I don’t have a lathe, and it looked difficult to…
Make your cabinets stand out with clean, attractive through-tenons
I often make boxes with miter joints reinforced by small splines, or keys. After glue-up, while trimming the keys, I sometimes got a little careless with my Japanese saw and…
It is difficult to drill a perfectly centered hole in the end of a round dowel, but this drill guide solves the problem. Choose a Forstner bit the same size…
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
In-depth online classes from the experts at Fine Woodworking.
Browse our collection of hundreds of quality plans including Shaker furniture, Arts and Crafts pieces, beds, diy plans, chairs, workbenches, tool storage, and more.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.