A tale of two doves

It was the best of joints, it was the worst of joints,
it was the age of modern methods, it was the age of traditional techniques

At the woodshow you see many different items made by many different methods.
Domino, dowel, screw & glue (thankfully not much of that!) but by far what you see time and again, are dovetails.

Handcut and machine cut alike, the dovetail is the joint of choice for one that is both strong, stylish, and decorative.

Whether it was on the Gifkins stand

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The stand for Melbourne Fine Woodworking

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Or Raf on the Wood Review stand quietly cutting, showing just how well a joint can be made with the minimum of fuss, dovetails abounded everywhere.

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The numbers of beautiful items to view with dovetails either subtly included or proudly on display makes one think that for a woodworker, this is a joint to master.

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And that doesn’t seem to be a fact lost on the attendees either

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