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

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 05:38 PM

“I would be surprised when first opening your bottom drawers.”

You know, the surprise may be that there’s dovetail vs. rabbet joinery in the drawer’s construction. Which may be why half pins are used: to more readily call attention to ‘quality’ construction. But that’s likely a bunch of hooey… I have no idea. :-) And Loren’s ‘short grain’ observation makes alot of sense.

I’m glad to hear you read about the mitred dovetails on the carcase of said cabinet. That was a fun build!

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