I think it's safe to say that cutting and fitting the dovetails for the drawers is the most challenging aspect of this entire project. Not only is the drawer front curved, the curvature at each end of the drawer front is different, and the angles at which the drawer sides project back are completely different. Oh yeah, and the drawer sides are also different lengths, since the inside of the case is narrower than the outside of the case due to the crescent front. With all that going on, I would suggest this is a great example of where hand tool use is the much safer and more precise method of operation and that's exactly the route I took. I think I used six different chisels, three different saws, and a shoulder plane for this operation (not to mention scores of measuring a marking tools). even with all that, I'd challenge anyone to try to cut this drawer joinery with power tools and get joints this tight and square to the case.