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Dovetailing with Lee Valley Saw *PIC*

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.

On a whim I bought a Lee Valley dovetail saw. Its appearance took some getting used to but now I don't notice. It has set in the rack unused for many months. I thought I would try it on the drawers I am making.

I didn't like the way it sawed. It left a rough cut when sawing dovetails, but it was easy to steer.....too easy.

I ran a fine India stone down each side and removed some set. That improved my liking a lot. You know what wins when an operation becomes rote and you reach for this or that without thinking. I have been reaching past the Lei Neilsen saw and using the Lee Valley. Once again Lee Valley gets the ergonomics right.

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