Dovetails

$550.00 incl. GST

Join Chris Maruca for this 2-day hands-on course suitable for all skill levels and learn the fundamentals of Dovetails.  You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques used in the dovetail process.

Sold out

Category:

Date:  Sat/Sun, 15/16 June 2024

Duration:  This is a two-day course.  It starts at 9.00am and finishes at 4.00pm.

Join Chris Maruca for this 2-day hands-on course suitable for all skill levels and learn the fundamentals of Dovetails.  You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques used in the dovetail process.

Overview of Dovetail Joints: Types & Applications:

  • Importance of dovetail joints in woodworking
  • Basic terminology: pins, tails, shoulders, angles, etc.
  • Demonstration of various dovetail joint configurations

 Hand-Cut Dovetails:

  • Intro to hand tools for dovetailing: saws, chisels, marking guages, etc.
  • Step-by-step demonstration of layout and cutting of through dovetails by hand.
  • Hands-on practice for participants: marking, sawing and chiseling their own dovetails.

Half-Blind Dovetails:

  • Introduction to half-blind dovetails and their applications.
  • Demonstration of layout and cutting of half-blind dovetails by hand.
  • Hands-on practice: participants create half-blind dovetails

Dovetail Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting:

  • Tips for achieving tight-fitting dovetails.
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Troubleshooting dovetail joints: gaps, misalignment, tear out, etc.

 

Join our waitlist

Waitlist