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Hand Cut Dovetails
Hand Cut Dovetails

Sun, Nov 12


6102 Jefferson St NE Ste D

Hand Cut Dovetails

Learn to cut dovetail joints by hand

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Date & Time

Nov 12, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST

6102 Jefferson St NE Ste D

Class details

PREREQUISITE: Hand Tools classes (Saws, Planes, and Chisels)

Learn to cut sturdy mortise and tenon joints and dovetails by hand using traditional, non-powered woodworking tools. You may sign up for classes individually or as a package.

SUNDAY, Nov 5: Mortise and Tenon

SUNDAY, Nov 12: Dovetails 

Session 1: Learn how to lay out and construct a through and a stopped mortise and tenon joint. You’ll learn a couple of methods to trim the tenon cheeks and mortise walls to achieve a perfect fit, and how to trim the tenon shoulders for a tight, gap-free fit against the mortise board. We will discuss tusk tenon, wedged, pegged, and draw bored mortise and tenon joints as well. 

Session 2: Learn how to lay out and construct both through and half-blind dovetail joints by hand.

Tuition per class: $100

Materials fee per class: $20

All tools will be provided for class. However, if you own any of the following tools, please bring them.

For Mortise and Tenons:

  • Rip filed tenon saw
  • Crosscut filed carcass saw
  • 1/4" mortise chisel
  • 1/4" and 3/4" bench chisels
  • Combination square (12 inch)
  • Marking knife
  • Chisel mallet

For Dovetails:

  • Dovetail saw or Japanese Dozuki
  • Marking knife
  • Smoothing plane (No. 4 or 4 ½)
  • Marking gauge
  • Combination square (12 inch)
  • Sliding bevel gauge or dovetail gauge (1:8 ratio)
  • Bevel edge bench chisel (1/4" or 3/8 ”)
  • Chisel hammer or mallet


  • Dovetails

    Tuition plus materials fee

    From $115.00 to $125.00
    Sale ended
    • $125.00
      Tax: +$9.84 Sales Tax+$3.37 service fee
    • $115.00
      Tax: +$9.06 Sales Tax+$3.10 service fee
    • $115.00
      Tax: +$9.06 Sales Tax+$3.10 service fee



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