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Dovetails While dovetail joints are most often praised for their aesthetic appeal, their real claim to fame is the mechanical strength that they offer when two boards are joined at a corner.Take a closer look.
Dovetail joints feature interlocking fingers with increased glue surface.That is more than enough reason to consider using dovetails for more than their attractive appearance.Tails are cut in one board Matching pins are cut into the other board Dovetail joints are made from two matching pieces, fitted together.
The 'tails' are cut into one board.The matching 'pins' are cut into the other.The pins lock the tails in place when stress is applied to the board with tails.That is why dovetails are commonly used in drawers.
It is also why tails are always cut into the sidepieces.Keep this relationship of pins and tails in mind when you are incorporating dovetails into your projects, especially when there will be more stress applied in one particular direction.
Start by marking tails on one board With bandsaw, cut waste from between tails Position tails on the end of the matching board and mark pins Set bandsaw table to match angle of pins and cut out waste There are two basic types of dovetails: through, and...