Hand-Cut Dovetails Shop Copy
So many of my students suggested that a set of detailed notes on how to hand-cut dovetails that I finally put together what I believe is the most comprehensive dovetail instruction manual you can buy.
Titled, "Rob Cosman’s Hand-Cut Dovetails Shop Copy" this 84 page instruction manual is packed full of color photos that will guide you step-by-step through the process of hand cutting dovetails. Spiral bound so you can take right into your workshop and it will lay flat on any surface!
Like Having Rob at Your Bench
The book is a great tutorial, like having Rob at your bench. If you're fuzzy on some of the details of his method, this is a very useful reference.
Excellent reference to have handy
Easy reference while you work
In need of an update
I was excited to order Rob's dovetail manual if for no other reason than it had photos demonstrating his techniques. I was disappointed to find out that the manual is badly out of date with Rob's latest techniques demonstrated on YouTube. Even the most basic action of laying out the pins uses an out of date procedure. I think $25 is excessive for an out of date, 14 year old manual. There is no way I'd recommend this manual to anyone. If you want to learn Rob's excellent dovetail techniques, save your money and watch his YouTube videos.
Hand cut Dovetails
I like the fact I can have it in front of what I am attempting. Quality paper on a ring binding.
dovetail shop handbook
great detailed lesson, pictures really help understanding each step