Get the look of hand-cut dovetails with the accuracy and ease of machinery, without a router or a dovetail jig. This method, explained by Gregory Paolini, uses the tablesaw to cut through-dovetails. When cutting the tails, the tablesaw locks in the cutting angle and allows you to make eight cuts from a single layout line using a fence and a stop block. To cut the pins, one side of every pin is cut with the miter gauge angled in one direction, and then it is angled in the other direction to cut the second side. Then use a thin board, resawn from beautiful lumber you’ve been saving for your drawer fronts, to add a false front and create the look of half-blind dovetails.
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In this video, Matt takes some of the lessons learned in episodes 3 & 4 and builds on them to demonstrate the North Bennet Street method for the half-blind, or half-lapped, dovetails on the toolbox drawers.