- 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
- 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. ...
- Making Traditional Dovetailed Drawers
Dovetailing a drawer is not the daunting task you might think -- all it requires is a little know-how and practice. Janet A. Collins, an instructor at the North ...
- Tablesawn Dovetails
Steve Latta’s method of cutting dovetails on the tablesaw guarantees accuracy and lets you control spacing and size. It ensures square cuts, helping with an accurate ...
- Testing Joints to the Breaking Point
Using the laboratory at the Wood Science and Technology Center of the University of New Brunswick, Bruce Gray tested joints and talked to experts about why joints ...