Mark Duginske’s method for cutting through dovetails combines hand-tool flexibility with machine-tool speed and accuracy. It’s fast, simple, doesn’t cost much, and offers flexible design options. He uses the tablesaw, a bandsaw, and a shopmade jig that he mounts to the tablesaw’s miter gauge to hold the workpiece on edge, so that he can cut both pins and tails with a standard sawblade. He explains how he designs the joints and cuts the spacer blocks, how to make the tablesaw jig, and what the limitations are to his system. Side information includes a detailed drawing of the jig and step-by-step photos and instructions on cutting the dovetails with his method.

From Fine Woodworking #96