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In the last episode, Frank Klausz and Roy Underhill reviewed the basics, and why dovetails should be cut a certain way.
In this episode Frank Klausz actually cuts the pins and the tails, explaining in detail how the layout should be done for best results. Hilarious at times, but dead serious when it comes to the subject of dovetails, it is easy to see it is passion in its purest form that drives Klausz to be the master he is.
When asked if plywood would be OK for drawer bottoms, his response was “… I would NOT have plywood in my house – here, take 30 dollars and buy some decent hardwoods for those drawer bottoms…”
The through dovetails he cut during this session were perfect, without the need to do any “bishoping” (using a small hammer to fill in the gaps in the tails). This is explained in the video in detail. The joint Klausz made – consider he did this with a camera over and under his shoulder, and other fun interruptions: