Video: How to cut a Japanese dovetail joint

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Years ago in Australian Wood Review magazine we featured an article by UK master craftsman Theo Cook on cutting ‘impossible’ sunrise dovetail joints. You can read that article on our website now. For those who would like even more detailed instruction on the topic you can see the video below.

Watch as Theo not only marks out, saws and chisels this complex joint, but also how to make it fit seamlessly. If you’re looking to challenge yourself with some more advanced joinery skills this video will offer a way – but be prepared for some serious number crunching and painstaking accuracy.

Theo Cook is head tutor at Robinson House Studio School in London.

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