Learn a Timeless Joinery Method

Dovetails are one of the best joinery methods for both form and function...

...and I show you a simple way to get beautiful, strong results

Get the Dovetail Course!

Hi, I'm Tommy Byers, founder of Out of the Woodwork.

Over the last few years I've taught woodworking to millions of people all over the world on my Out of the Woodwork Youtube channel and website.

Tens of thousands of people, of all skill levels, have downloaded my detailed woodworking project plans.


Dovetail Joinery for Beginners

The course that shows you a simple way to get consistent, reliable, great-looking dovetails.

We go over "half-blind" and "through" dovetails in beginner-friendly detail.

You'll learn:

  • The foolproof way to measure and layout dovetails
  • The hidden dovetail technique
  • The easy way to make straight cuts with a hand saw
  • The chisel method that leaves no gaps
  • How to erase gaps and other mistakes

Video 1

The first video walks through my simple method for laying out and cutting "through" dovetails. We'll talk about chisel and saw technique as well as design choices when laying them out.

Video 2

In video 2 we use the techniques we learned in the first video to cut the more complicated "half-blind" dovetails.


The Woodworker's Lab Community

  • Ask for tips or help with any project you're working on
  • Meet like-minded makers from all over the world
  • Share pictures of your¬†progress
  • Discuss woodworking¬†news
  • Just talk shop
  • Make your way up the leaderboard and earn badges

This is a private, exclusive, closed group limited to those that purchase a course from the Woodworker's Lab and it will stay that way. No social media account required.


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Dovetails for Beginners


One-time payment

  • 2 part video series¬†
  • BONUS: The¬†Woodworker's Lab¬†Community (No Social Media Account Required)

100% Risk Free With My 30 Day Guarantee

I want to be sure you have an opportunity to login and digest most of the material in the Dovetail Joinery course before you decide whether it's right for you.

Go through the course, put in the work, and if you realize within the first 30 days that it's not working for you, just send me a quick email and I'll refund your money. No hard feelings.

I want you to realize the dream of designing your own projects, so if it's just not working, for whatever reason, it's more important to me that you have that money back to go and try to make it work somewhere else.

Yes, I want the Dovetail course!