Max class size: 6
Dovetails have long been the hallmark of fine joinery and a craftsman's skill. In today's world though, not everyone has the luxury of years of practice as an apprentice to hone their technique. In this class, learn the basics of dovetail layout, techniques for cutting and fitting tight joints and ways to fix the inevitable gaps that occasionally occur. Participants will be shown dovetails being cut in real time, as well as at a slowed pace to discuss the methods in use. Students will then have the opportunity to cut their own dovetails and practice various techniques with instructor assistance. If time allows, some additional discussion of half-blind dovetails and other variations will be presented. All necessary tools and wood will be provided, but if students have their own favorite dovetailing tools, feel free to bring them along to use.