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The Complete Dovetail

Ian Kirby

The dovetail, which makes boxes and drawers, is the hallmark of fine woodworking. 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 dovetail, and how to saw and chisel the mating parts to a perfect fit.


The Complete Dovetail shows how to make four major corner dovetails (through, single-lap, double-lap, secret miter) and three rail joints (dovetail halving, dovetail housing, drawer top rail). An essential reference every serious woodworker will need to own.

 160 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", 1999
Order Number: VAP128...........$14.95

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