Through and Half-Blind Dovetails

The use of dovetails can be traced back millennia to the Egyptians and the ancient Chinese, who used dovetails in their furniture. It is one of the strongest methods of joining two boards together at right angles. If the appearance of dovetails in a piece is not important, then the through dovetail can be employed, which is the simplest method to master.

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This article first appeared in The GMC Group publication Woodwork Craft 2017

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