Online Class

Three Essential Dovetails

$29.99$39.99

Add three impressive dovetails to your woodworking repertoire. Expert woodworker Kyle Kwiatkowski demonstrates the half-blind, through and canted joints.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kyle Kwiatkowski
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Advance your craft and learn how to make dovetail joints that are both functional and beautiful dovetail joints. Join expert woodworker and instructor Kyle Kwiatkowski as he guides you through wood selection and material preparation for through, half-blind and canted joints. Get helpful strategies for cutting these dovetails, approaching shoulder lines and cleaning out waste. Learn a variety of chisel techniques for pristine waste removal and confidently cut your pins using the tails as your template. Successfully define shoulder lines and true up your pins on all three joints. Then, use graphite or learn to spot signs of burnishing to find areas where you need to shave the wood to achieve a perfect fit. Plus, get troubleshooting tips and helpful tricks for achieving a snug join for strong, handsome dovetails you'll proudly showcase in your workshop or home.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Doevetail Planning
49:19
Meet your instructor, woodworking expert Kyle Kwiatkowski, and learn more about the three kinds of dovetails you'll be making in class: through, half-blind and canted. Kyle discusses wood choices and how to mill your boards -- by machine or by hand -- to prepare them for dovetailing. Then get started with marking your boards for each kind of dovetail.
2. Cutting & Saw Control: Tails
17:40
3. Waste Removal: Tails
25:48
4. Transferring Layout & Cutting: Pins
27:19
5. Waste Removal: Pins
14:38
6. Cleaning the Shoulder Lines
32:55
7. Final Fit
21:46

Taught by

Kyle Kwiatkowski
Kyle Kwiatkowski
Kyle Kwiatkowski began woodworking at age 15, building makeshift furniture in his garage. He delved deeper into woodworking, attending the Red Rocks School of Fine Woodworking, where he is now an accredited instructor, teaching a range of classes and crafting a variety of products from musical instruments to fine furniture.
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