|Forum topic by Matthew||posted 10-15-2014 06:45 PM||797 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
10-15-2014 06:45 PM
I am getting ready to begin building a nightstand that will feature a dovetailed case. The dovetails will be through dovetails with mitered shoulders (ends). In my head I am picturing setting the back panel in a rabbet, but I can’t seem to visualize how to cut this joint without messing up the dovetails. More to the point, I guess I am asking what order to cut the joints in.
I plan to hand cut the dovetails, and use a router for the rabbet
The way I imagine it, I can:
1. Cut the rabbet first, and then layout the dovetails to accommodate
Am I just missing something or making this too complex?
Should the rabbet be cut in all four sides of the case or, just two? (Top and bottom, or side and side).
Thanks for the help. Also, if anyone has a link to a good article on cutting the mitered shoulder dovetails or an article on rabbet joints for case backs, please share.
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