Now that I have your attention...I'm not a dovetailing expert. But I am living proof that pretty much anyone can do it. Like almost every aspect of woodworking, dovetails are an exercise in patience so any deficiencies in technique, skill, experience, or confidence can be more than compensated for just by taking a methodical approach. In this episode of the tool chest project, I finally start cutting the joinery - beginning with the case assembly itself. These tails will be the most visibly joinery in the project, so I made sure to take the time to get the best fit. And for me, getting the best fit is all about careful transfer of tails to pins, and fine tuning to the marking lines. Layout is important as well since it's sort of hard to go back and add in a half pin or half tail after the fact.
I'm going to take a week off for the Fourth of July, but when I get back I will introduce a new locking dovetail joint that might be my most inspired idea ever (aside from that idea for the Hyperbole Awards).
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