Backgrounder on joints

What I got:

  • ''The Complete Dovetail: Handmade Furniture's Signature Joint'', by Ian Kirby. ISBN 0941936678
  • Dovetail saw
  • 1/4" chisel
  • Tri-square
  • Red oak and poplar boards

Dovetails:

Stuff to buy for dovetails project:

  • Mitre box (currently using Foo's, thanks foo!)
  • Mitre saw (currently using Sasha's, thanks sash!)
  • Quick clamps (currently using sasha's, thanx!)
  • Marking knife (currently using disposable)
  • Wood rasp (currently using foo's, thankx!!!)
  • Does anyone make chisels smaller than 1/4"????
  • Wood gouge, to make groove for drop-in steel front panel.
  • Sandpaper
  • Polyurethane and stain
  • Whetstone and chisel sharpening wedge
  • http://www.japanwoodworker.com has a dovetail saw i want!

Things I've learned so far from my practice cuts:

  • Saw blades have thickness. I suppose the fact that I'm just now figuring this out indicates how often I work with wood!
  • It is easer to make straight accurate cuts in hardwood...