Demonstrating dovetails

Part of my demonstrating was cutting dovetails and it’s one I have done many times in the USA shows where I perfected the demo, so people are used to it there. Here in the north of the UK that wasn’t the case so they were interested straight away. Here is how it went at the North of England Woodworking Show.


  1. For me the big difference between the way you and some other UK contributors present this vs the way some others do is you don’t make it a race. Yes its fast but the fact that people can learn to cut dovetails by hand, be confident not afraid and end up with something they are proud of and know more means a lot. That focus on knowledge and confidence means more than being able to bang out 4 corners and a box in 20 minutes it means learning a skill that will take you further.

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