Dovetail Starter Notches

Christopher Schwarz once demonstrated a time-honored trick for hand-cutting tenon shoulders. After laying out the joint, he chiseled directly downward onto the shoulder cutline, then made a [...]

How to make a Sliding Dovetail

Sliding dovetail joints are peculiar—sometimes, the two parts are meant to travel past one another; other times, they’re glued together. Whatever their purpose, making these joints is [...]

Precise Hand-Cut Dovetails

Precise Hand-Cut Dovetails A new approach to half-blind dovetails guarantees a precision fit. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from [...]

Tapered Sliding Dovetails (AW)

Tapered Sliding Dovetails Two jigs make a complicated joint ever so easy. By Luke Hartle The tapered sliding dovetail joint is one of the hallmarks of fine craftsmanship. But making it has made [...]


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