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Half blind dovetails in half the time!

05-20-2017 04:09 AM by Manitario | 3 comments »

There’s been a number of projects recently that I’ve used hand cut half blind dovetails. It’s hard to beat the strength and stability of a dovetail joint but I don’t like the look of the through dovetails, or the uniform sizing and spacing of router jig cut dovetails. That said, I find it really tedious to cut half blind dovetails in casework. Looking for an easier way, I found a Fine Woodworking article called “Half blind dovetails in half the time!” which showed a simple jig for cutting the waste between the pins. I was skeptical whether this would actually save me much time; usually by the time I set up a jig etc. it is almost the same time to just c...

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