October 28, 2007
Keywords: inlaid dovetails D4 jig woodworking contrasting wood jointIn Part 2, I actually cut dovetails and pins on the sycamore (primary wood) and on the walnut (which I am using as accent wood in the inlays). Suggestion: Watch Part 1 first, and THEN this one will make a LOT more sense!
You will notice that I use a climb cutting technique as I start each cut, even when cutting the tails. But climb-cutting will be much more important when I cut the pins, as there is a LOT more waste to remove in the tails boards! My only advice is to take it easy and make only VERY light cuts when you make the climb cuts – if you don’t, the router WILL let you know you are taking too much material in one pass.Let me know with your comments how you like this tutorial. And remember: Part 3 will show the actual cutting of the boards to final inlay thickness.Enjoy!—— Al