Cutting the Dovetails

Cut a single dovetail for each corner joint (four dovetails) using our dovetail guide. Ensure the tails of the joint are on the two long pieces and the pins on the short ones. This is good practice for making drawers which usually (but not always) have handles on one of the shorter ends. By having the dovetail on long pieces it means you don’t risk pulling the joint apart when applying force. Mark the joints so a dovetail piece is marked with the same letter as the corresponding pin piece. Paul uses AA, BB, CC, XX.

  • P2088007
  • P2088012
  • P2088018

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