October 2, 2006

got dovetails?

i do. unfortunatly they are not particularly good, although the last ones are much better than the first. i've been practicing making them and i've gotten it down to just under five hours for one. i've also practiced making some mortise and tendon joints and those are a bit easier than dovetails. i'm planning on trying to make some half-blind dovetails next. once i'm comfortable with those joints i plan to actually try to build something. i'm basically making my way through a book about Woodworking Basics and i'm planing on doing the two projects listed in the book, a small bench and a bed sidetable. course it'll be a while before i finish practicing those dovetails so we'll just have to see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. I like your new blog page, except to the size of font on the right mmargin. Too small.