The arrangement of the joint makes for a drawer that resists racking. google_ad_channel =""; However, you do need to make a simple jig fi rst. A chisel with tall, square sides will inevitably hack into the tails as you clear the waste wood between them. Please click here, Sign up to Woodworking Special Offers Please click here. google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_type = "text_image"; This is the simplest and easiest way I know to hand cut a dovetail joint. A coping saw (pictured below) is useful for removing the bulk of the waste, as some woodworkers prefer to do before chiseling to the baseline. You want the sides of the chisel to clear the sides of the tails as you chop. google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_ad_format = "468x15_0ads_al_s"; A single point marking gauge would make a fuzzy, torn line, leaving no hope of an accurate joint. Some of the tools required for marking out and April 28, 2014 By Rob Porcaro & filed under Woodworking Blog. EXERCISE SHOWN BELOW, CLICK HERE FOR RESISTANT MATERIALS INDEX PAGE. Second, realize where are the critical junctures in the process that determines success, and how to control them to avoid errors. A common error is to use a crosscut Japanese dozuki saw, which will be slow and inaccurate for this task. Some of the tools required for marking out and cutting finger and dovetail joints are shown in the table below. google_ad_format = "728x90_as";