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Description - Complete Dovetail by Ian J. Kirby

The dovetail joint, which woodworkers rely on for making boxes and drawers, is the hallmark of fine craftsmanship. This unique and comprehensive handbook unlocks the intricacies of the classic joint. Woodworkers will learn exactly how to design and lay out all forms of the dovetail, and how to saw and chisel the mating parts for a perfect fit. With detailed explanations at every step and a refreshingly contemporary approach, master craftsman Ian Kirby shows how to achieve superb results with traditional hand tools as well as modern router jigs. Variations include the through, single-lap and double-lap dovetail; the secret miter dovetail; dovetail housings; and rail-to-leg dovetails. Every serious woodworker will need to own this essential reference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780941936675
ISBN-10: 0941936678
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Linden Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Linden Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ian J. Kirby

Ian Kirby is a designer, furniture maker, and writer who was trained in the British arts-and-crafts tradition. He is the author of ""The Accurate Router,"" ""The Accurate Tablesaw,"" and ""Sharpening with Waterstones."" He lives in Connecticut.

Books By Ian J. Kirby

Complete Dovetail by Ian J. Kirby
Paperback, February 2000
Accurate Router by Ian J. Kirby
Paperback, November 1998
Accurate Table Saw by Ian J. Kirby
Paperback, July 1998
Sharpening with Waterstones by Ian J. Kirby
Paperback, July 1998