Half-blind mitered dovetails combine the visual effect of a miter joint, with continuous grain wrapping around a corner, with the strength and classic look of dovetails. The hardest part is creating a perfectly true mitered shoulder surface between pins. But Michael Fortune’s router jig makes the process more straightforward by holding the workpiece at 45° so the pins can be routed with a straight bit for parallel cheeks, then angled by hand using a trim saw and chisel.
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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.