- Marking System Keeps Track of Parts
Cabinetmaker's triangles ensure that the sides, back, and front of a dovetail assembly are properly oriented
- Video: Easy Dovetail Layout
Lay out hand-cut dovetails with a ruler and simple math
- Video: The Five-Minute Dovetail
Practice hand-cut dovetails without the pressure in this easy exercise to strengthen your hand-tool skills
- Q & A: Why Leave Marks on Dovetails?
- Make a Tapered Sliding Dovetail
A router, plywood fence, and shim make easy work of producing this sturdy mechanical joint for shelves and partitions
- Seven Joinery Fixes
In the midst of dry-fitting the side table you've been working on all week, you realize you got a little too aggressive and trimmed an apron tenon narrower on one ...
- Video: Router-Cut Sliding Dovetail
Learn to produce this strong joint in a video excerpt from the DVD 'Router Jigs and Techniques'
- Half-Blind Dovetails
The handsome half-blind dovetail is easy to find — it is often used to join drawer fronts to drawer sides. When made with contrasting woods, the result can be especially ...
- Hand-Cut Dovetails, Accurate and Fast
A tip from a tails-first guy
- Video: A Simple Trick for Aligning Pins and Tails
A spacer and proper layout ensure a perfect fit when constructing a dovetailed drawer
- Video: Cutting with a Dovetail Saw
Watch a demonstration of cutting techniques that lead to tight-fitting joints
- All About Dovetail Joints
- How to Cut Tapered Sliding Dovetails
A locking joint with a forgiving nature, the tapered sliding dovetail is ideal for open bookcase shelving that is rigid and sturdy. San Antonio woodworker George ...
- My Favorite Dovetail Tricks
Pins first, or tails first? Either will do when cutting dovetails, says longtime woodworker Christian Becksvoort (who happens to be a tails-first guy). Becksvoort, ...
- Compound Angles Without Math
Compound angles can add visual interest to many projects where standard square joints can’t. And cutting compound-angle joinery doesn’t have to be intimidating. ...