Video 1/15 of Joshua Farnsworth’s free hand cut dovetail video series shows how to arrange the wood grain, how to choose the best reference faces, and how to mark the reference faces using a traditional method. This is a very detailed and serious tutorial designed to teach beginners how to become expert at dovetailing by hand. It is offered as a free resource to encourage the revival of traditional woodworking.

Roy Underhill, Bill Anderson, & Peter Ross

This detailed video series was inspired by a 5 day class that I took from Roy Underhill and Bill Anderson: world-renowned experts on traditional woodworking with hand tools. (Peter Ross is also pictured above).

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Which traditional hand tools should you buy?

If you need advice on which hand tools to buy (and not buy), then definitely read my 13 category buying guide article: “Which Hand Tools Do You need for Traditional Woodworking?”

Shortcuts to Dovetail Videos 1-15: