|Forum topic by hugepark||posted 07-05-2012 02:04 PM||947 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-05-2012 02:04 PM
I’m a beginning woodworker, and I wanted to try my hand at making half-blind dovetail joints for a drawer. I have a handheld router and I found this article on Popular Woodworking’s site about the $19.99 Dovetail jig, but there’s something I can’t figure out. Here’s the link:
It seems like the pins that get cut using this method would leave rounded corners on the inside, and the tails wouldn’t seem to fit flush since the tails are squared off, so to speak. Am I supposed to chisel out the rounded edges to square them up in order to make the tails and pins fit together? Or do I just rout deeper than I need for the tails and leave a rounded gap on the inside of the drawer front? Has anyone tried this method?
(I noticed that someone else had the same question at the bottom of the article but no one answered, so I figured I would ask here.)
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!