Early on in my career, when I took an interest in building furniture, I took a good look at antiques to get an idea of how furniture was constructed.
One of the biggest surprises to me, was to find that it was not uncommon to see dovetail joinery and box joints falling apart. This really surprised me until I came to understand the reasons why.
Through my study and observation of antique furniture, I also came up with a simple, yet ingenious solution to lock the dovetails and box joints together.
In this video I share my favorite woodworking tip and technique of all time, which is how I lock my dovetails and box joints together.
I hope you find the information in this video helpful and that you go out in the shop and give it a try.
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Todd A. Clippinger
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-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com