Fixing a loose stopped tapered sliding dovetail
I’m building a small wall shelf. The main construction consists of two ribs running front to back that are affixed to the shelf via stopped tapered sliding dovetails. Something happened where one of these dovetails came out loose…. way loose.
What’s the best way to diagnose and fix this? I can’t figure out how to make the normal methods of adding material back on to work here. For one, I think it would mean adding material back onto the tail side and then some how getting it to fit back onto the pins, but I have no idea how to make that work given the stopped and tapered nature of the joint.