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#1 posted 12-27-2009 06:53 PM

In this situation with box joints or through dovetails, I try to plan on the groove ending up in a space of the joint. This takes care of the issue for two sides if the groove is more narrow than your pin size. For the other two I use stopped grooves, done at the router table and cleaned up with a chisel. If you are doing thin sides, this can be a little tricky as the small pieces left tend to snap off. When that happens, you can usually just glue it back on provided you can find the missing piece. I have never been able to spot a glue line with this type of repair since it is seen in end grain and is normally not a straight line. Hope this helps.

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