VIDEO: Hand Cut Dovetails Part 15: Glue and Clamp the Dovetails

//VIDEO: Hand Cut Dovetails Part 15: Glue and Clamp the Dovetails

VIDEO 15/15 of Joshua Farnsworth’s free hand cut dovetail video series shows how to finish the dovetail box carcass by gluing and clamping the tail board and pin boards together.

This is a very detailed 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.


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.

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Shortcuts to Dovetail Videos 1-15:



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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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Hello Joshua, Nice Work, I am working on different projects all at one time, the dovetails are going to be for a Stationery Writing Desk I saw Norm Abrams Build a couple, the video is lost, someone took it off Youtube too bad I enjoyed watching it. I have an instruction for doing this with a table saw, and some jigs, started making the Jigs, have lots of those now, Thank You for the videos, great information.

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