Quick Polls Quick Poll March 21, 2010 Tom 2 Comments Pins first. Tails first. How do you cut them? Does it even matter? [poll id=”116″]
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Years ago I tried very hard to cut d/t’s. Tried to stay true to old school ways. Found out the time invested trying to master them took me away from more important things both in and outside the shop. Bottom line, no one except me would probably understand or appreciate “perfect” d/t’s. I go straight to my Keller. Cop-out? Excuse? Maybe some day I’ll try again. My heart says yes, my head says no…..Tom………..
If I’m making drawers I will cut tails first because I can gang all the sides together and cut the tails in one shot. If I’m doing casework or something else I general do pins first. No reason that is just the way I was taught. I think woodworkers should give both methods a shot because sometimes it makes sense to do one first over the other.