Your first time can be scary — but once you finish, you’ll want to do it again and again (I’m talking about dovetails, sicko).
Hand cut dovetail joints are like a right of passage for woodworkers.
They require a level of skill and accuracy that can be intimidating. And in all honesty, your first dovetails will NOT be perfect.
But there are steps you can take to set yourself up for the best possible results — even if it’s your first time.
Today, I’m giving you 11 tips for making your first dovetails as accurate and pain-free as possible.
Just note: This isn’t a guide for how to cut dovetails (you can read that here).
But once you understand the basics, these practical suggestions will make your dovetails a whole lot better — even if you’re a total noob.