chuckh | Posted in Joinery on December 30, 2005 12:48pm I, like many others, enjoy woodworking only as a hobby and find it difficult to maintain the skills required to hand-cut dovetail joints. It was developed for making finger joints, cutting tenons, or on-the-spot trimming of small items. Enter now for your chance to win more than $2,000 worth of woodworking equipment from Woodpeckers.

The instructions give tips on this process. The clamp for the guides can be used with material from 1/4" to 1" thick. The Veritas Magnetic Dovetail 1:8 Guide, clamps in position and holds the saw at the correct place and the correct angle for a perfect cut. Become an UNLIMITED member and get it all: searchable online archive of every issue, how-to videos, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking digital series, print magazine, e-newsletter, and more. Out of Stock - Will be placed on Backorder, Welcome to Carbatec - The home of woodworking, Share Your Woodworking Passion and Inspire Others, Face Shields / Safety Glasses / Ear Muffs, Sharpening Machine, Grinders & Accessories, Biscuit Jointer, Dowel Jointers & Domino, Mitre Saws, Circular Saws, Plunge & Drop Saws, Spindle Moulder Cutter Blocks and Accessories, Countersink and Counterbore Bits and Sets, Share Your Woodworking Passion And Inspire Others, Japanese Carpenter's Universal Hardwood Saw H-250. Dovetail Saw Guides from Veritas Tools. Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide. Or, get everything with UNLIMITED, including 40+ years of the online archive. What a joy this tool is! Veritas warns that your saw can't have a spine, but unless you are cutting very large dovetails, even some of the traditional, push-cut saws should work. It isn't the ideal saw for dovetails but it has satisfied my needs to this point. A saw without a spine is ideal for these saws, allowing a deep enough cut to be done. The 8 1/2" blade length and 2" height offer good cutting action and complete registration against the guides. Clamping capacity of the guides covers material from 1/4" to 1" thick. I've used it with good results. Because of this, for years I shied away from this bit of joinery in my projects. The 14° guide provides a visually distinct dovetail angle that works in any type of wood, while the right-angle guide helps you saw perfectly square shoulder cuts on tail boards. 3/4" rare-earth magnets embedded in the anodized aluminium guide and covered with a layer of low-friction UHMW plastic keep the saw perfectly aligned as you cut. It has 22 tpi and 0.005" of tooth set, with a dozuki tooth form that is effective in both crosscuts and rip cuts. The guides clamp to the workpiece, with rare earth magnets holding the saw against the guide allowing it to slide against the UHMW face. UNLIMITED membership - Get access to it all. The 2" x 8½" blade has 22 tpi and 0.005" of tooth set. I have the double-edged Vaughan Bear Saw which is actually a Ryoba. Dawson Moore's spoon mule clamps workpieces low and from the sides, making it perfect for narrow parts, spoon bowls, and other workpieces. Dovetails that are cut by hand offer a unique look, something that cannot be achieved by a jig or machine. Expand your workholding with a spoon mule, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking USB, From the Editor: Publishing during a pandemic, Save 56% off the magazine newsstand price. I recently took a class a little while back on hand cut dovetails... and someone had the jig. One of my mentors recomended using the Japanese Panel saw that Lee Valley carries. Make Fine Woodworking a part of your holiday. The guides clamp to the workpiece, with rare earth magnets holding the saw against the guide allowing it to slide against the UHMW face. My results are pitiful. © 2020 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking. Are you using the Veritas Saw with it? UNLIMITED Membership is like taking a master class in woodworking for less than $10 a month.

The dovetail saw blade is 2" wide and 8 1/2" long. I, like many others, enjoy woodworking only as a hobby and find it difficult to maintain the skills required to hand-cut dovetail joints. Known for efficiency in his work, Mike Pekovich has built a few iterations of his sled for making mitered boxes. The waste still needs to be removed using a chisel, but it is the cutting process that causes so many people frustration. I'm looking around for something better suited - thinner kerf; more TPI. The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide System can be purchased as a complete system (saw and guide of your choice) or can be purchased individually. In this video, he shows the progression of sleds he built, and unveils the final version.

I have been attempting to produce hand cut DTs using the Veritas magnetic guides and dovetail saw. The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guides gives the ability to do these joints quickly and easily.

It is also ideal for beginners or children learning to make perfectly square perpendicular cuts on board ends. Has anybody used these guides and made them work. This guide can also be used to cut half-blind dovetails. Subscribe today, now up to 64% off newsstand. Product # Description 05T03.01: Veritas® 1:6 Dovetail Guide and Saw: 05T03.02 Because of this, for years I shied away from this bit of joinery in my projects. The guide can be used with any backless saw that has approximately 0.005" of tooth set, but work best with the Veritas dovetail saw that has been designed specifically for them. Veritas-based shooting fence - donkey's ear. The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide System comes in three ratios, 1:6 (9 degrees) for softwood, 1:8 (7 degrees) for hardwood and the new 14° guide is designed to approximate a 1:4 ratio, typically found on popular 18th century American period furniture. Slide the pins into the tails and the dovetail joint is made. The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide System can be purchased as a complete system (saw and guide of your choice) or can be purchased individually. The Veritas Dovetail Saw (05T02.03) has been designed specifi cally for use with the Veritas Dovetail Guides. The Veritas Jack Rabbet plane for raising panels. They are what sets premium high quality furniture apart from commercially made furniture. For this review I’ll be using the 1:6 guide (for softwoods) and the Veritas dovetail saw with it’s dozuki tooth design that rips and … You still have to chop out waste from the tails and pins, but the detailed instructions give you tips on how to do this quickly … No I didn't purchase the Veritas saw. The best I can get is a gap of between 2 and 4mm between the pins and tails. Then a couple of weeks ago I read several replies to a post in this forum suggesting the Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide. Amazing results on his first try. We have created these special content collections organized to give you a deep dive into a range of topics that matter. Chris Schwarz has worked out of his tool chests for decades, and finds them to be the perfect combination of protection, access, and flexibility. Click for full details.

Rare earth magnet holds the saw during cutting. CLICK HERE FOR STORE AND COVID-19 UPDATES. Dovetails that are cut by hand offer a unique look, something that cannot be achieved by a jig or machine.

The guides clamp to the workpiece, with rare earth magnets holding the saw against the guide allowing it to slide against the … The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide System can be purchased as a complete system … As a result of these endorsments I decided to purchase one for myself. With 22 teeth per inch and 0.005" set on each side, it produces a fi ne cut on the pull stroke. VERITAS Right Angle Saw Guide This is the 90° version of the Veritas dovetail saw guide. Traditionally, ratios of 1:6 are for soft woods, and 1:8 are for hard woods. All of these guides are designed to be used with material that is ¼” to 1” thick. 3/4" rare-earth magnets embedded in the anodized aluminum guide and covered with a layer of low-friction UHMW plastic keep the saw perfectly aligned as you cut. This tool will take my hobby to a whole new level and I have to thank those gentlemen who took time to respond to that post and suggest it.

Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community. The dozuki tooth form is effective in both crosscuts and For this review I’ll be using the 1:6 guide (for softwoods) and the Veritas dovetail saw with it’s dozuki tooth design that rips and … The waste still needs to be removed using a chisel, but it is the cutting process that causes so many people frustration. The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guides gives the ability to do these joints quickly and easily. The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guides gives the ability to do these joints quickly and easily. Clean out the pin waste and the tails portion of the joint is complete. To read more about dovetail angles, click here. Steve Fikar's space-saving mobile support can handle big jobs, too. Or is it? 14° dovetails are generally used for blind dovetails, and with thinner materials. This is a fun helper if you've had difficulty or are new at cutting dovetails. The Veritas dovetail guides, which clamp in position, hold the saw at the correct place and the correct angle for a perfect cut. After only my second attempt I am cutting the nicest dovetail joints of my life.

The Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide System can be purchased as a complete system (saw and guide of your choice) or can be purchased individually. For this review I’ll be using the 1:6 guide (for softwoods) and the Veritas dovetail saw with it’s dozuki tooth design that rips and … They are what sets premium high quality furniture apart from commercially made furniture.