Podcast #36: Hand-Cut Dovetails with Robby Pedersen

Robby Pedersen has spent almost 20 years teaching cabinetmaking to young people. His shop and showroom — RVP~1875 — in Story City is a destination stop for school children throughout central Iowa. Before starting his business making reproduction furniture, Robby ran the period cabinet shop at the Living History Farms in Clive, IA.

During this seminar podcast, Robby will demonstrate cutting dovetails with the same tools and techniques used by pioneer craftsmen of the 1800s. You’ll find a link to the seminar guide, distributed at this seminar, for sale at the Woodsmith Podcast Store.

6 Responses to “Podcast #36: Hand-Cut Dovetails with Robby Pedersen”

Working wood by hand « Pioneering on the home front said,

[...] Here’s the video over at woodworking online. Tracey enjoyed watching it too, not because she’s a woodworker, but because she’s a history buff and likes watching a funny guy in victorian era clothes doing his thing. [...]

Doug said,

Great video, good presenter. Kind of takes the “fear” out of hand cut dovetails.

Jim said,

Its neat to see this done in the historical context of a high-volume shop, but I don’t think it takes very much skill to do dovetails in this manner – you might as well use a chainsaw.

The Taylor Garage » Blog Archive » An Ugly “Holy Grail” said,

[...] of this joint (yet), but I’ve read several forum posts/blog entries and I’ve watched this video a couple of times. So here was my first [...]

GRAHAM GROVES said,

ENJOYED THE VIDEO. OUR VICTORIAN HOME WAS BUILT IN 1874 AND I HAVE BEEN REMOVING OLD HORIZONTAL INTERIOR SHEATHING UNDER THE NEWER DRYWALL, 1950′S, AND USING THIS OLD PINE FOR CABINETS AND FURNITURE IN THE FUTURE

tom moores said,

you should try a camera mounted on your head to give the viewers your view of the work