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Posted on Dovetail: half-pins or half-tails on the edge?

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 03:05 PM

Thank you for your comment.
It didn’t catch my attention at that time, when I saw your episode 16.

Any user who is not a woodworker would not be interested in seeing the joint and it shouldn’t show when closed;
A fully blind dovetail would be overkill for a drawer but nice for a jewellery box.
I would be surprised when first opening your bottom drawers.

When opening the drawer, the average user is probably more interested by the inside appearance. [especially our better half putting some silk stuff in it] (added benefit of the rabett you mentioned in your skill post)

But what about other uses than drawers, e.g. for a chest or box?

Your bench cabinet frame (episode 7) is something different than a (simple) box, you have half-pin + half-tail cut at 45° for the apearance in the front and back view.

I will revisit your different (very informative) blogs and have another closer look.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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