Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

HAND TOOL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP - Lets Cut Dovetails With Hand Tools 19-2

  • 27 Mar 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219


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Topic: Let's cut dovetails with hand tools

Come and learn how to cut dovetails with hand tools. After a brief demonstration and discussion, you will get an opportunity to practive your skills at cutting dovetails with hand tools.

Bring your tools for cutting dovetails, including a small saw, a small square, marking knife or fine pencil, marking gauge, a 1/4" or 3/8" SHARP chisel, chisel mallet. Optional tools include coping saw or fret saw, dovetail gauge, or ...

Bring 2 or more pieces of soft hardwood like cherry or poplar (easily cut with a chisel) which has been dimensioned to the same width and thickness (think components for 2 sides of a simple box). You may bring 4 pieces if you want to cut dovetails for all four corners of a box. The pieces should be approximately 3-4" wide and 1/2"-3/4" thick and at least 6" long (for ease of holding in a vise). If you want a bigger challenge, bring 2 marking gauges and make the sides of the dovetail different thicknesses.

Please register on the Guild website if you plan to attend so that we can get an idea of how many people will be attending.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Hall <>

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