Secret Mitre Dovetail - DVD Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Secret Mitre Dovetail - DVD



The Secret Mitre Dovetail

with David Charlesworth

Direct from his Devon, UK, workshop, David discusses the Secret Mitre Dovetail, which has a reputation for being among the most difficult joints to cut successfully. In this video, David will show you that this fascinating joint, with many uses, is not as hard as one might think. David’s specialty is getting the most out of hand tools in precise, original and efficient ways, and his methods aim to eliminate common problems.


  • 1. The Joint and its History
  • 2. Timber Preparation
  • 3. Clamping Blocks
  • 4. Designing the Joint
  • 5. Marking Out
  • 6. Rebates
  • 7. Marking the Pins
  • 8. Roughing Out
  • 9. Final Cuts
  • 10. Pin Board Edge Mitres - Sawing
  • 11. Pin Board Edge Mitres
  • 12. Transfer
  • 13. Sockets
  • 14. Assess Fit and Adjust
  • 15. Socket Board Edge Mitres
  • 16. The Long Mitre
  • 17. Preparing for Glue Up
  • 18. Sawing Off Clamping Blocks
  • 19. Final Planing

    168 minutes, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2014.

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