How to Cut Dovetails

Experience Level: ANY

Instructor: James Wright (Wood by Wright)

Class Size: 10 Students

Sessions: 2 Sessions at 3 hours each

This course will be over Zoom.

James Wright

Course Description

Dovetails are often seen as the ultimate woodworking joint, and many strive to use them in every project. At the same time, many woodworkers struggle to cut dovetails. 
In this course James Wright (Wood by Wight) will teach you how to cut dovetails. Whether you have never cut them before or have tried and need your technique fine-tuned, James is here to help!
The first session, you will learn how to cut standard dovetails. The second session will introduce more complex dovetails, for example, half-blind dovetails. Both sessions will include instruction as well as live demonstration. Students are encouraged to practice during the session. 

Tools Needed*

-Dovetail Saw
-Bench Chisel Set
-Coping Saw
-Fine Flat File
-Marking Knife
-Square 4″-6″
-Marking Guage
-Dividers
-Bench with a vice
-4 flat & square 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ x 12″ hardwood boards of your choice  

*If you have a mental health diagnosis and do not have all of the needed tools to participate, please include that in the “additional comments” section of the application. Please note, we will be unable to provide a bench and/or a vice. 

Course Cost*

 $200 = Includes both sessions

*Individuals with a documented mental health diagnosis can apply for grant funding to attend this course for free. Application steps are in the registration form. 

Course Dates

First Session: January 13th, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m. EST
Second Session: January 27th, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m. EST