Accessibility Statement


Kirby gives thorough treatment of hand cutting the four types of dovetail joints used to make corners (through, single lap, double lap and secret miter), and three rail joints (dovetail halving, dovetail housing and drawer top rail).

He covers preparing the material, laying out and marking, proper stance and grip while sawing and paring, and how to correct misfits. The process for each joint is clearly illustrated with drawings and step-by-step, black-and-white photographs.

Softcover, 6" × 9", 151 pages, 1999.