I wont be winning any prizes, but figured I’d give dovetails a shot. you’ve got to try em at least once, right?
i didnt use a pattern, just drew them on at an 80º angle, non-even spacing, and traced the tails onto the other board for the pins. if you can imagine, i’m actually impressed with my ability to saw in a straight line! now I just need to decide which side of the line i need to be cutting on! So they’re a bit loose (which is why they fit the first time), but not as awful as i’d expected they’d be.