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    Use a Ratio for Easy Dovetail Angles

    Cutting dovetails by hand is a right of passage for woodworkers, and is certainly a skill that takes time to acquire, but laying them out is actually really simple.

     

    Ben_Blackmar | Oct 24, 2014
    You Can't Mark and Measure Without the Proper Tools

    Learn how to dial-in your measuring and marking for better-built furniture projects

    Ed_Pirnik | Sep 15, 2011
    How to Sharpen a Chisel

    Learn how to hone your chisels and plane irons to a razor sharp edge with nothing more than a few different grits of sandpaper.

    Ed_Pirnik | Jul 6, 2011
    Practice Your Dovetail Joints

    Learn a dirt simple way to practice your hand tool skills and you'll be turning out air-tight dovetail joints in no time.

    gary_rogoski | Nov 1, 2010
    How to Use Chisels

    All about chopping and paring with chisels

    AsaC | Oct 18, 2010
    Handplane Primer: What's the difference between bench and block planes?

    Demystifying the differences between hand planes

    MKenney | Sep 15, 2010
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