Sunday morning, Kevin Maloney, a member of 360 Woodworking for his second year – thanks, Kevin, for your continued support – strolled up to our Adjust-A-Bench at the St. Paul Woodworking Show to say hello and take a few photos.
As we talked he casually mentioned that he was getting ready to begin cutting his first dovetails by hand. That’s all it took to get Chuck Bender into action. He pulled Kevin around on the working side of the bench and guided him through his process to create a set of through dovetails.
Chuck has taught this technique for years at The Woodworking Shows and in his classes – he’s even changed the way I cut my dovetails. (This is where you toss in the “old dog and new tricks” comment.)
At the end, Kevin walked away with the knowledge to cut through dovetails on any project, and a great-fitting piece of joinery that happened in a one-on-one class at the show.
If you cannot catch up with 360 Woodworking at one of the shows, sign up to take a class in our shop in Cincinnati. Remember, as a 360 Woodworking Fanatic, you get a $100 discount off your classes.