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How to Cut Dovetails

Learn how to hand cut dovetails with this step-by-step instructional video.

Tools for This Project

Cutting into a board with a Veritas Standard Dovetail Saw

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Veritas Dovetail Saws

$109.00

05N5410 - Veritas 1 1/2" Pocket Layout Square

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Veritas 1 1/2" Pocket Layout Square

$12.50

Cutting dovetails with a coping saw

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Coping Saw & Blade

$22.50

Carver's Mallet - 20 oz

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Carver's Mallet

$64.50

Scribing dovetails using the Japanese spear-point marking knife

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Japanese Spear-Point Marking Knife

$28.50

35K0901 - Palette Knives, set of 4

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Palette Knives for Woodworkers

(Set of 4)

$16.50

09A0198 - Marking Multi-Tool

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Marking Multi-Tool

$26.50