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Duration: 17:12 minutes
Funny. Entertaining. Hilarious. Serious. Supreme raconteur. What else? Oh, yeah – historian of our craft.
If you have never watched Roy Underhill perform, be prepared to be entertained, and to learn important aspects of the history of dovetails. Also, prepare yourself to volunteer to go back to the first half of the 19th Century, to “correct” a craftsman for using dovetail angles that were “too steep”. But wait! Maybe the craftsman allowed his magazine subscription to expire, and totally missed on the “proper” dovetail angles???
In this episode you will see something old, by way of an old chest full of very old tools of a trade. In addition, I invite you to watch, and learn novel ways of cutting your dovetails. No matter what your background, be prepared to be entertained, and to learn along the way. For Roy Underhill has been doing this for close to 30 years!
I would love to learn if YOU cut dovetails in a way similar to the way in which Underhill does. And, if you do, I, too, will have learned something new.
—— Al Navas