Out of the Woodwork: The Quest for the Holy Tail

Klausz, Kirby … or WoodRat?
By Dick Mallard
Page: 96

From the June 2007 issue #162
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The sacred dovetail, the Holy Grail of woodworking, done by hand, marks ascension from Shop Sweeper to Master Craftsman. Pins first or tails first: that is the question. Are you a Frank Klausz man or an Ian Kirby man? Do you practice for hours cutting lines and chopping waste? Have you run in to the house to show an uninterested spouse your first gapless effort? “That’s nice, dear.” Hand-cut dovetails make woodworking a more frustrating pursuit than golf.

From the June 2007 issue #162
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