Dovetail-saw, 66, 137, 139.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
The mortise is slightly dovetailed and two saw cuts are made in the tenon about 3/16 in.
"Woodwork Joints" by William Fairham
Then, with Tenon or Dovetail Saw, cut off just outside the line.
"Hand-Craft" by John D. Sutcliffe
But for many woodworkers, cutting dovetails the traditional way -- with saw and chisels -- is an insurmountable challenge.
A dovetailed tool chest calls for some beefy material – and if you typically saw out most of the waste in your dovetails, you're going to want a coping saw.
Peter Korn of The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship shares sharpening techniques required to tune up a dovetail saw.