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

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Loren

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#1 posted 703 days ago

Pins are tougher. Tails have short grain where they are angled
and can shear off. You’ll see this sometimes in old pieces with
through dovetails. For drawers it probably doesn’t matter but
my understanding of tradition is that pins were preferred on the
outside.

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