Through Dovetails – Fitting the Tails

Through Dovetails – Fitting the Tails

The dovetail is both a decorative mark of fine woodworking and a strong and long-lasting joint. In a through dovetail, both of the pieces go entirely through one another, leaving the joint visible on the outside. With both the pins and the tails cut out, it’s time to...
Through Dovetails 05 – Cutting the Tails

Through Dovetails 05 – Cutting the Tails

The dovetail is both a decorative mark of fine woodworking and a strong and long-lasting joint. In a through dovetail, both of the pieces go entirely through one another, leaving the joint visible on the outside. Now that the tails are laid out, it’s time to cut...
Through Dovetails 04 – Tail Layout

Through Dovetails 04 – Tail Layout

The dovetail is both a decorative mark of fine woodworking and a strong and long-lasting joint. In a through dovetail, both of the pieces go entirely through one another, leaving the joint visible on the outside. With the pins cut and paired, it’s time to move...
Through Dovetails 03 – Paring the Pins

Through Dovetails 03 – Paring the Pins

The dovetail is both a decorative mark of fine woodworking and a strong and long-lasting joint. In a through dovetail, both of the pieces go entirely through one another, leaving the joint visible on the outside. With the pins cut, the next step is the pare them. This...
Through Dovetails 02 – Cutting the Pins

Through Dovetails 02 – Cutting the Pins

The dovetail is both a decorative mark of fine woodworking and a strong and long-lasting joint. In a through dovetail, both of the pieces go entirely through one another, leaving the joint visible on the outside. Once the pins have been laid out, you’ll be...
Through Dovetails 01 – Pin Layout

Through Dovetails 01 – Pin Layout

The dovetail is both a decorative mark of fine woodworking and a strong and long-lasting joint. In a through dovetail, both of the pieces go entirely through one another, leaving the joint visible on the outside. Making through dove tails begins with proper pin...