Smart-phone Flashlight Guides Dovetail Transfer
I cut tails first when dovetailing, and I find it tricky to align the tail board precisely over the pin board when transferring the layout from one to the other. So I started using the flashlight on my smart phone to ensure even placement. I lay the phone flat on the bench behind the pin board, where it can shine straight up. Then I place the tail board on top as usual, and simply look for an even amount of light at the bottom of the tail sockets. I get perfect alignment every time.
— Oscar Villareal, Orange, Calif.
From FWW #267
Drawings by Dan Thornton