If you are not regularly using handsaws in your shop, you may be missing out on the best tool for a number of jobs. There’s nothing better for crosscutting delicate moldings, or getting into tight spaces like dovetails. There’s nothing safer for trimming pegs flush. Equip your shop with a dovetail saw, a backsaw set up for crosscuts, a dozuki, and a coping saw, and then learn how to get the best from each one.
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In this video, Matt takes some of the lessons learned in episodes 3 & 4 and builds on them to demonstrate the North Bennet Street method for the half-blind, or half-lapped, dovetails on the toolbox drawers.