As far as I understand it, a sliding dovetail of any great length will bind during glue-up, I guess because of all the surface area involved. So the answer, I gather, is a tapered dovetail.
I’ve looked at half a dozen ways to do this (simple to complex), but I’m unclear about one thing (ok, maybe more than one thing, but I”ll start here!):
Should I route matching tapers on the male and female parts, or just taper the female slot? If I just taper the slot, will the joint be too loose/wiggly? If I put the taper on the bottom of the slot, facing the ground (this is for a Cellarette, but the carcase is mostly just like a bookshelf), will the “shelf” be tilted?
Thanks for the help!