Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dovetails, dovetails, dovetails….

Our new designer maker students have been committing themselves to mastering the core woodworking handskills since joining us at the start of September. Each project in this early phase of the course builds towards one thing… Cutting perfect dovetails. Dovetails are a real challenge and they really do test the essential core handskills. Accurate preparation of stock. Accurate marking. Skill with a hand saw. The ability to pare with a razor sharp chisel. If you can cut crisp dovetails then you are well on your way to becoming an accomplished furniture maker and I’m pleased to say we have had some pretty stunning results so far…