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Complete Dovetail: Handmade Furniture's Signature Joint
     

Complete Dovetail: Handmade Furniture's Signature Joint

by Ian J Kirby
 

The dovetail joint, which woodworkers rely on for making boxes and drawers, is the hallmark of fine craftsmanship. This unique and comprehensive handbook unlocks the intricacies of the classic joint. Woodworkers will learn exactly how to design and lay out all forms of the dovetail, and how to saw and chisel the mating parts for a perfect fit. With detailed

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The dovetail joint, which woodworkers rely on for making boxes and drawers, is the hallmark of fine craftsmanship. This unique and comprehensive handbook unlocks the intricacies of the classic joint. Woodworkers will learn exactly how to design and lay out all forms of the dovetail, and how to saw and chisel the mating parts for a perfect fit. With detailed explanations at every step and a refreshingly contemporary approach, master craftsman Ian Kirby shows how to achieve superb results with traditional hand tools as well as modern router jigs. Variations include the through, single-lap and double-lap dovetail; the secret miter dovetail; dovetail housings; and rail-to-leg dovetails. Every serious woodworker will need to own this essential reference.

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"A comprehensive and easy to understand guide of how to construct the dovetail joint." —"Woodworking Magazine"
Woodworking Magazine
"A comprehensive and easy to understand guide of how to construct the dovetail joint, something that has vexed many a woodworker throughout the centuries."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941936675
Publisher:
Linden Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
Linden Publishing Edition
Pages:
151
Sales rank:
746,136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Kirby is a designer, furniture maker, and writer who was trained in the British arts-and-crafts tradition. He is the author of "The Accurate Router," "The Accurate Tablesaw," and "Sharpening with Waterstones." He lives in Connecticut.

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