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Posted on Methods to Trim Proud Dovetails

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#1 posted 05-16-2012 12:36 AM

paratrooper34 – you hit the endgrain of the pins close to the gaps. the rounded hammer head causes the wood to compress and spread out a little bit, thus filling in the gap. it works if the pins are proud and you trim them up afterwards, if they’re already flush, you’ll create a divot.

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