In preparation for the imminent collapse of industrialized civilization, I have gathered together a small collection of hand tools. When the last head is struck from the last zombie with the last machete, the world will be rebuilt by hand.

In the aftermath of the great Zombie War, you may have a hard time finding a place to plug in your Sawzall.

Having the tools is one thing, knowing what to do with them is another. So today, after doing some research in books and on the YouTubes, I have cut my very first dovetail joint using only hand tools.

From what I gather, this is a pretty good result for a first attempt, and so I am rather pleased with my joint. I will keep you all posted as my interest in post-apocalyptic joinery continues.

2 thoughts on “Dovetails

  1. Most impressive. I’m not sure I understand the clamping, though. I get the Workmate, but what’s up with the Dewalt’s? I could never even attempt something like that – I know my limitations.

    • Adam

      The Dewalts are there to keep the board from falling on the floor every time I reposition it in the workmate. I’m sure there’s a better way, but I really have no idea what I’m doing 🙂

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