Cape Breton Classes
Dovetail Bootcamp


A full day class about dovetail joinery. The hallmark of fine furniture, hand cut dovetails elevate a project while providing one of the strongest joinery options available.

As useful as they are beautiful, this class will cover everything you’ll need to know about getting started with dovetail joinery.

In this class you will learn:

  • A brief history of the joint, where and why it’s used and some of the variations of the design.
  • You’ll see and use an array of special purpose tools used in designing, laying out and cutting this sometimes perplexing form of joinery.
  • You’ll learn how to hold your work and the body mechanics involved so you’re set up for success in your own workshop.
  • Dovetail markers and dividers, dedicated dovetail saws and chisels. All of the tools you’ll need for executing this age-old joint.
  • You’ll learn about fine tuning and carefully fitting the joints for glue or without! That’s the beauty of fine dovetail joinery, no glue required.

This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals about dovetail joinery.

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