The Dovetail Joint Take A Step Into Advanced Joinery
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The dovetail joint is a classic woodworking joint that is known best for its use with drawers.But that's not the only reason to use this joint.Dovetail joinery can be used for many different types of projects, and the joint itself has several different variations.
There's the standard through dovetail joint, there's the half-blind dovetail joint, the sliding dovetail, the lap dovetail, and even the secret mitered dovetail.But the most common of these, and a great place to start, is the through dovetail.
This is amazing for decorative boxes, or even simply adding a decorative touch to any right-angle joinery.Or you have the half-blind variation.This is very common with drawers, as it hides the joint from the front of the drawer, but still provides the strength of a through dovetail, and a decorative touch to the sides of the drawer.
Regardless of which one you make, the mechanics of the joint work the same.The joint slides together when it's glued, and the pull-strength it offers is incredible (because of the wedge-shape of the joint).
This is why it's so common with drawers.The pulling action on the drawer will never wear this joint out.Here is another diagram of the through dovetail...