|Cutting a knife wall bu undercutting the scribe line|
created by the marking gauge
|Initial chop about 1/16" from the base line.|
This is also repeated on the other side
|Paring and chopping the waste away|
|A lump of waste being chopped out|
|Chopping to the centre of the board|
Removing the waste at the edges is just the same but this time you need to keep the chisel as near to plumb as you can. This will be seen and if you are off by a couple of degrees it will be obvious.
Start again cutting a knife wall with a chisel and then crosscut the waste away getting as close to the baseline as you can (I normally get around 1/32" away)
|Cutting a knife wall|
|Some paring to be done|
|Chopping or paring the edge waste away|
while keeping as square as possible
You sometimes find that the saw-cuts are not deep enough so you have to push into the end grain to release the waste.
|Paring the waste away down the angle of the dovetail|
|A little cleaning up and it will be done|