Cutting with a Dovetail Saw


Phil Lowe demonstrates the cutting techniques that lead to tight-fitting dovetail joints.

Handsawn dovetail joints are frequently the measure of a woodworker's skill. There are a few basics to master, and then all it takes is practice. A good starting point is learning how to use a dovetail saw. In this video, Phil Lowe shows us his saw of choice, and describes how to take advantage of its design to create tight-fitting joints.

Phil Lowe is a woodworker, teacher, and author from Beverly, Mass. For a complete primer on backsaws and how to use them, read Phil's article, "Backsaw Workshop," in the May/June issue of Fine Woodworking (#156).

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