HOW TO BUILD A DOVETAIL DESK WITH WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS (PART SIX)
In part 6 of this series of woodworking videos, I show how I cut tenon shoulders on the desk’s apron. You will be cutting along your layout line using a carcass saw, that has cross-cut teeth. Cross cut teeth are better at cutting across the grain than rip teeth, commonly found on dovetail saws and tenon saws. A simple V-grove cut along the layout line helps the saw to sit accurately along the layout line.
Click here to go back to part 1, if you want to follow me as I build a historic hinged-top desk for my sons. Below you’ll find photos and the list of tools that I used to build this desk.
WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS THAT I USED:
Even though I have a helpful hand tool buying guide (here), I’m still often asked for a list of and links to the tools that I use in my videos, so here is a list of tools that I used in this series of video on desk building (I also included tools that I used in construction that wasn’t in the video):
MARKING & MEASURING:
MALLETS & HAMMERS: