Dovetail Alignment Board
This is modeled after the David Barron dovetail alignment board. It's purpose is to keep your boards being dovetailed aligned while you're transferring your cut lines from one board to the other. It's made with quartersawn white oak because you want it stable, and walnut for the fence with a little lamb's tongue thrown in for fun. He has a video on his Youtube channel demonstrating the purpose and how to make it.
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Start with dimensioning the quartersawn white oak
All of the tools that I typically use for dovetails, maybe not all of them every time, but I keep them close. Trying out a different mallet and a Japanese saw this time around.
I prefer to use a square and marking knife for my baselines
Doesn't everyone use an old iron for this? This method leaves room for error, hence the guide
Dovetails cleaned up
Time to work on the walnut fence
Time to get crazy
First lamb's tongue type carving I've done
Finished with Alfie Shine